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AIA Names 2014 Small Project Award Recipients

12 June, 2014

-By Holly O'Dell


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the 10 recipients of the 2014 Small Project Awards. Winners are honored across three categories for high-quality work within a small footprint. The award program also aims to raise public awareness about an architect’s value to a project, regardless of size and scope.

The recipients are:

Category 1 (A small project construction, object, work of environmental art, or architectural design element up to $150,000 in construction cost)

Fashion[ING] Objects
Austin, Texas
Matt Fajkus Architecture, LLC


This fashion show runway backdrop toes the line between a grid system and an amorphous organic form, with rigid and fluid layers creating a structure emphasizing pattern, white, and shadow.



Head in the Clouds Pavilion
New York City
StudioKCA

Made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles, this structure on Governors Island welcomes visitors to contemplate the light and color filtering through the “cloud.” Gallon jug “pillows” for the exterior, while filled water bottles line the interior.


Credit: Chuck Choi

Pure Tension Pavilion
Milan, Italy
Synthesis Design + Architecture

This lightweight tensioned membrane structure and portable charging station was built to showcase the Volvo V60 hybrid/electric car. It flat-packs to fit in the trunk of the car, assembles in 45 minutes, and charges a fully drained V60 in 12 hours.


Credit: Fabric Images/Volvo Italy


Starlight
New York City
Cooper Joseph Studio

Installed at the historic circular stair in the Museum of the City of New York, the light sculpture radiates patterns of points visible as visitors up and down the floors of the building.


Credit: RUSH Design/Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.


Category 2 (a small project construction, up to $1,500,000 in construction cost)

Ground
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Bentel and Bentel Architects

A former seminar room transforms into a café at the Becton School of Engineering and Applied Sciences through the use of walnut planks layers, perforated aluminum, and cleft bluestone covering the walls, floor, and ceiling.


Credit: Daniel Stark

Redaction House
Delafield, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Organized around a two-story living hall, this compact home on a suburban infill site uses alternating apertures and solid walls to take advantage of desirable sightlines and block those that are.

Small House in an Olive Grove
Geyserville, CA
Cooper Joseph Studio

Anchored into a steep hillside by concrete retaining walls, this 850-square-foot home uses cascading decks to relate the inside and outside.


Credit: Elliott Kaufman Photography

Topo House
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects


The building skin comprises a high-performance ventilated rainscreen system with concrete fiber panels and is organized by 190 individually shaped black-anodized aluminum fins.

Category 3 (a small project construction, object, work of environmental art, or architectural design less than 5,000 square feet constructed by the architect)

Fall House
Big Sur, California
Fougeron Architecture

Embedded within the land, this home takes advantage of dramatic views of a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure.


Credit: Joe Fletcher Photography


Flip House
San Francisco
Fougeron Architecture

    
A modern redesign recasts the back of the home as its primary façade through the use of a faceted, custom-built glass wall.  




AIA Names 2014 Small Project Award Recipients

12 June, 2014


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the 10 recipients of the 2014 Small Project Awards. Winners are honored across three categories for high-quality work within a small footprint. The award program also aims to raise public awareness about an architect’s value to a project, regardless of size and scope.

The recipients are:

Category 1 (A small project construction, object, work of environmental art, or architectural design element up to $150,000 in construction cost)

Fashion[ING] Objects
Austin, Texas
Matt Fajkus Architecture, LLC


This fashion show runway backdrop toes the line between a grid system and an amorphous organic form, with rigid and fluid layers creating a structure emphasizing pattern, white, and shadow.



Head in the Clouds Pavilion
New York City
StudioKCA

Made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles, this structure on Governors Island welcomes visitors to contemplate the light and color filtering through the “cloud.” Gallon jug “pillows” for the exterior, while filled water bottles line the interior.


Credit: Chuck Choi

Pure Tension Pavilion
Milan, Italy
Synthesis Design + Architecture

This lightweight tensioned membrane structure and portable charging station was built to showcase the Volvo V60 hybrid/electric car. It flat-packs to fit in the trunk of the car, assembles in 45 minutes, and charges a fully drained V60 in 12 hours.


Credit: Fabric Images/Volvo Italy


Starlight
New York City
Cooper Joseph Studio

Installed at the historic circular stair in the Museum of the City of New York, the light sculpture radiates patterns of points visible as visitors up and down the floors of the building.


Credit: RUSH Design/Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.


Category 2 (a small project construction, up to $1,500,000 in construction cost)

Ground
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Bentel and Bentel Architects

A former seminar room transforms into a café at the Becton School of Engineering and Applied Sciences through the use of walnut planks layers, perforated aluminum, and cleft bluestone covering the walls, floor, and ceiling.


Credit: Daniel Stark

Redaction House
Delafield, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Organized around a two-story living hall, this compact home on a suburban infill site uses alternating apertures and solid walls to take advantage of desirable sightlines and block those that are.

Small House in an Olive Grove
Geyserville, CA
Cooper Joseph Studio

Anchored into a steep hillside by concrete retaining walls, this 850-square-foot home uses cascading decks to relate the inside and outside.


Credit: Elliott Kaufman Photography

Topo House
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Johnsen Schmaling Architects


The building skin comprises a high-performance ventilated rainscreen system with concrete fiber panels and is organized by 190 individually shaped black-anodized aluminum fins.

Category 3 (a small project construction, object, work of environmental art, or architectural design less than 5,000 square feet constructed by the architect)

Fall House
Big Sur, California
Fougeron Architecture

Embedded within the land, this home takes advantage of dramatic views of a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure.


Credit: Joe Fletcher Photography


Flip House
San Francisco
Fougeron Architecture

    
A modern redesign recasts the back of the home as its primary façade through the use of a faceted, custom-built glass wall.  

 


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