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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for New Materials

2018 Best of Design Award for New Materials: Cyclopean Cannibalism Designer: Matter Design Location: Seoul, South Korea

By translating an ancient method of masonry into a digital procedure, Matter Design developed Cyclopean Cannibalism as a sustainable alternative to the standard practice of landfilling demolition debris. This project illustrates how the…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Temporary Installation

2018 Best of Design Award for Urban Design: Trickster Designers: studio:indigenous Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin Designed by studio:indigenous, Trickster is an installation completed during a residency at the Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The piece is made of wood harvested on-site and patinated in copper mesh. The primal sculpture plays an important role…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Building Renovation

2018 Best of Design Award winner for Building Renovation: 1217 Main Street Designer: 5G Studio Collaborative Location: Dallas

The remodeled 1217 Main Street building opened in December 2017 with a striking mosaic facade. Created by renowned Cuban-born artist Jorge Pardo, the 36,215 glazed ceramic tiles helped give new purpose to the…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Restoration & Preservation

2018 Best of Design Award winner for Restoration & Preservation: 100 Barclay Designer: DXA Studio Location: New York

The legendary Barclay-Vesey Building has undergone an extensive conversion from an office into a residential building. Originally designed by AIA-designated “Architect of the Century” Ralph Walker of the firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Research

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Research: Stalled! Designer: JSA Stalled! is a design-research project by Joel Sanders Architects (JSA) in collaboration with Susan Stryker and Terry Kogan that responds to the national debate about transgender access to public restrooms. The speculative design addresses the need for safe,…