AIA Names its 2014 Small Projects Awards Winners

Small House / . Image © Elliot Kaufman

The American Institute of Architects () has selected ten recipients for their 2014 Small Projects Awards, which recognizes design excellence in projects with a budget of up to $1.5 million and with a floor area less than 5,000 square feet. The award “strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to all project types, including renovations and additions, no matter the limits of size and budget.”

This year’s awards include 5 houses, 2 pavilions, 2 installations and a cafe. See all 10 awarded projects after the break.

Topo House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: , WI 53517,
Area: 2940.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014

Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects

The American Institute of Architects () has selected ten recipients for their 14th annual Awards. Considered to be the year’s most impressive works, the awards are designed to “recognize the best in U.S. housing design” and “promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.” The winners, after the break… 

AIA Announces the 2013 Small Projects Award Recipients

Studio for a Composer © John J. Macaulay

Selections of the ’s 2013 small project awards have been announced, revealing a broad range of projects, varying in scale, program and function that bring attention to the value of architectural practice no matter the size or scope of the project.  The ten projects were selected on the basis of four categories: small project construction up to $150,000; small project construction up to $1,500,000; up to 5,000 square foot project in which the architect played a significant role in construction and or fabrication; and an inbuilt workhorse up to 5,000 square feet.  Among the recipients are MIN | DAYKariouk AssociatesJohnsen Schmaling ArchitectsMell Lawrence ArchitectsCooper Joseph StudioRobert M. Gurney, FAIAWRNS Studio, and Edward Ogosta Architecture.

Join us after the break for more information on the ten recipients and the projects that earned the AIA’s recognition for the 2013 small project awards.

Stacked Cabin / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Muscoda, , USA
Area: 880 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

Layton Pavilion / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: , , United States
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 200 sq ft
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

Nexus House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Madison, Wisconsin,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 2,000 sq ft
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

Studio for a Composer / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Spring Prairie, Wisconsin,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 500 sq ft
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

OS House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Racine,
Project Year: 2010
References: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Photographs: Johnsen Schmaling Architects 

The OS House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects is located in downtown Racine, Wisconsin and attempts to redefine the urban fabric of this historic rustbelt city.  Sited on a narrow lot between a 3-story mansion and a mid-century ranch, the colorful 1,900sf residence is a welcome and dynamic intervention to the streetscape.

AIA 2011 Small Project Awards

Tea House / , © Paul Warchol Photography

The eight winners of the 2011 Small Project Awards were recently announced by the . In its eighth year the program focuses on highlighting good design at any scale. The jurors for this year included: Deborah Pierce, Obie G. Bowman, Randy Brown, Lance Hosey, and Wendy Evans Joseph.

A complete list of winners following the break.

Hometta presents new designs

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Hometta is an international collective of designers, architects, builders, writers and editors who have banded together to improve the way residential architecture is designed and delivered today. We have been featuring ’s houses designs in the past, which you can check right here.

Now, Alterstudio Architects, nARCHITECTS, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Dan Hisel Architect, and nottoscale have submitted new house designs, which are added to Hometta’s collection of modern houses for sale. See all the new designs after the break.

The Blatz / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Milwaukee, ,
Project team: Brian Johnsen, AIA; Sebastian Schmaling, AIA
Project Area: 836 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Kevin Miyazaki

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Ferrous House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Spring Prairie, , USA
Project team: Brian Johnsen, ; Sebastian Schmaling, ; Nick Woods
Area: 125.4 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photography: Doug Edmunds

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Camouflage House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Green Lake, ,
Project team: Brian Johnsen, AIA; Sebastian Schmaling, AIA
Area: 250 sqm
Completion Date: May 2007
Photography: Kevin Miyazaki

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Palomar Welcome Center / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architect: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Project team: Brian Johnsen, AIA; Sebastian Schmaling, AIA
Project Area: 372 sqm
Completion Date: May 2008
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

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