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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,…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Young Architects

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Young Architects: Runaway Designer: SPORTS Location: Santa Barbara, California Runaway is a mobile pop-up pavilion first developed by SPORTS for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. With the goal of bringing art to underrepresented neighborhoods, three self-similar, open-structure objects were designed to…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Education

2018 Best of Design Award for Education: Daniels Building Designer: NADAAA Location: Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (DFALD) tapped NADAAA to design a new, 155,000-square-foot center that could incorporate studio spaces, fabrication workshops, classrooms, and offices. The school wanted the new building to…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Residential — Multi Unit

2018 Best of Design Award for Residential — Multi Unit: St. Thomas / Ninth Designer: OJT Location: New Orleans

The St. Thomas / Ninth project is composed of 12 starter homes occupying an existing warehouse and vacant parcel. OJT designed the complex in order to make the best possible use of…