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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…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Unbuilt — Public

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Unbuilt – Public: The American Construct Designer: Christopher Myefski Location: American West The American West has long captivated our collective imagination as a landscape of exploration and promise. Its vastness allows for vague scales, distended time, and clandestine programs. This isolated landscape is also home…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Representation — Analog

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Representation – Analog: Public Sediment for Alameda Creek Designer: SCAPE Location: California: Fremont, Newark, and Union City Public Sediment for Alameda Creek is a proposal to address the challenge of sediment scarcity along the vulnerable urban periphery of San Francisco Bay. The initiative…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Representation — Digital

2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Representation – Digital: Fake Earths: A Planetary Theater Play Designer: NEMESTUDIO Fake Earths: A Planetary Theater Play speculates on how climate change could be the cultural and political catalyst for a renewed architectural environment during the post-Anthropocene era. In this projected future, the…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Public Space

2018 Best of Design Award for Public: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Designer: Marble Fairbanks Location: New York As a division of the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading research facilities that focuses exclusively on…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Healthcare

2018 Best of Design Award for Education: Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, University of Arizona Designers: CO Architects Location: Phoenix

The Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building at the University of Arizona was designed by CO Architects to draw on an urban desert vernacular style. Inspired by the deep recesses of desert…