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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt - Cultural

2018 Best of Design Awards for Unbuilt – Cultural: Beggar’s Wharf Arts Complex Designer: Ten to One Location: Rockland, Maine The Beggar’s Wharf Arts Complex is at the heart of a redevelopment design vision commissioned by Rockland City Planning to revitalize the coastal Maine town’s brownfield waterfront district. Ten…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Commercial — Office

2018 Best of Design Award for Commercial — Office: NVIDIA Headquarters Designer: Gensler Location: Santa Clara, California It’s no secret that innovation drives the technology industry. What is perhaps overlooked is how much the serendipitous collision of unlikely ideas, forged through collaboration, also plays an important role. The difficulty comes when companies…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Cultural Space

2018 Best of Design Award for Cultural: Transart Foundation Designer: SCHAUM/SHIEH Location: Houston The Transart Foundation by SCHAUM/SHIEH was developed for a Houston-based artist/curator working at the intersection of art and anthropology. The project consists of two buildings: a repurposed 1,200-square- foot private art studio and a new, 3,000-square-foot primary building for…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt - Interior

2018 Best of Design Awards for Unbuilt – Interior: Children’s Institute Designer: DSH // architecture Location: Long Beach, California The design of the new, 20,000-square-foot Children’s Institute, a regional social services center, promotes intricacy and specificity. DSH // architecture designed the office space by avoiding a clichéd open-plan model; instead,…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Small Spaces

2018 Best of Design Award for Small Spaces: Sol Coffee Mobile Espresso Bar Designer: Hyperlocal Workshop Location: Longmont, Colorado Designed by Hyperlocal Workshop, Sol Coffee’s Mobile Espresso Bar is a fully solar-powered espresso bar built on the frame of a 1979 Toyota Dolphin. Providing a full-service cafe experience, the design utilizes a…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Facades

2018 Best of Design Award for Facades: Amazon Spheres Designer: NBBJ Location: Seattle Designed by NBBJ in cooperation with Vitro Architectural Glass, the Amazon Spheres are the crown jewel of Amazon’s $4 billion urban campus in downtown Seattle. Composed of three interconnected geodesic domes, the project covers 70,000 square feet of…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt - Residential

2018 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Residential: Brooklyn Senior Affordable Housing Designer: Only If Location: Brooklyn, New York Located on a former industrial site, the Brooklyn Senior Affordable Housing complex designed by Only If consists of 84 rental apartments and community facilities. The building, configured into several block-like…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Exhibition Design

2018 Best of Design Award for Infrastructure: Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient Designers: Norman Kelley Location: New York For Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley, exhibition designers are also preservationists, able to shape how the work of architects and designers should be seen and remembered. The firm designed the Arakawa and…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Infrastructure

2018 Best of Design Award for Infrastructure: Confluence Park Designers: Lake|Flato Architects and Matsys Location: San Antonio Conceived by Lake|Flato Architects in collaboration with Matsys, Confluence Park is a living learning laboratory located near where the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek meet. The site was designed for people to…