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Design that Educates 2019 Award Winners

05:00 - 24 April, 2019
Design that Educates 2019 Award Winners, © Dacian Groza
© Dacian Groza

The Design that Educates Awards program has announced the 2019 winners in architecture, universal design and product design. The awards investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. Each year, a panel of judges selects the most outstanding projects that inspire learning. The objective of the awards is to recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that educate.

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AD Classics: Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion / Álvaro Siza Vieira

22:00 - 23 October, 2018
AD Classics: Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion / Álvaro Siza Vieira, © Dacian Groza
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This article was originally published on January 2, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

At the Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion, structure and architectural form work in graceful harmony. Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal, the heart of the design is an enormous and impossibly thin concrete canopy, draped effortlessly between two mighty porticoes and framing a commanding view of the water. The simple, gestural move is both weightless and mighty, a bold architectural solution to the common problem of the covered public plaza. Under the graceful touch of Álvaro Siza Vieira, physics and physical form theatrically engage one another, and simplicity and clarity elevate the pavilion to the height of modern sophistication.

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Futurium Berlin / Richter Musikowski

01:00 - 20 June, 2018
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Christoph Richter, Jan Musikowski, Sebastian Haufe, Elke Sparmann, Martina Huber, Nele Gessner, Daniel Eckert, Domenico Foti, Yvo Coseriu, Christine Dorn, Elisabetta Vito, Johann Schulz-Greve, Phillip Rohé
  • Area

    14007.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

House with a View / Attila KIM

03:00 - 1 February, 2018
House with a View / Attila KIM, © Dacian GROZA
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LifeObject: Inside Israel's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 8 June, 2016
© Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show. Here, Arielle Blonder, one of the curators (along with Dr. Ido Bachelet, Bnaya Bauer, Dr. Yael Eylat Van-Essen and Noy Lazarovich) of the Israeli Pavilion, gives us an insight into one of the exhibited works in the pavilion: LifeObject, "a freestanding structure inspired by a 3D scan of a bird's nest." The essay was originally published in LifeObject: Merging Biology and Architecture.

A matter of resilience: LifeObject is an architectural installation, which transposes the resilient properties of a bird’s nest, through scientific analysis, into a spatial form rich with new architectural perspectives. At the core of the installation are free-form volumetric airy surfaces undulating in space that are composed out of over 1500 slender and light components, inspired by twigs; relying on tension only, they form a light-weight, porous and resilient structure. The LifeObject combines smart, composite and biological materials in the formation of a ‘living structure’ that responds to its environment. Human presence around it triggers the opening of ‘cabinet de curiosités’, revealing a variety of innovative biological elements to visitors.

The LifeObject materializes a series of abstract ideas, preoccupations and potentials in present and future architectural field. The concepts proposed by the structure sketch alternative formal and structural languages informed by external disciplines. It hints at future applications and integration of biologically inspired materials that originate from various settings, scales and orientation.

Hotel Privo / DE3 Group

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Hotel Privo / DE3 Group, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

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Germoplasm Pavillion / Vlad Sebastian Rusu

00:00 - 15 October, 2010
Germoplasm Pavillion / Vlad Sebastian Rusu, © Dacian Groza
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Category

  • Structural Engineering

    Sc. Asiza Srl./ eng. Ovidiu Rusu
  • Servicess

    Sc. Steve Impex, Sc Procont Impex/ Cluj
  • Construction

    Sc. Decorint Srl./ Cluj
  • Area

    1370.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs