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AIA 2011 Housing Awards / One- and Two-Family Award Winners

AIA 2011 Housing Awards / One- and Two-Family Award Winners

  • One/Two-Family Custom Housing

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    Nic Lehoux

    For this project, Addition to an Historic Cape on a Coastal Farm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson stripped away several discordant additions to return the house to its original form, then created a fresh addition, containing a modern kitchen and bath, that echoes the cape's details and proportions.

  • One/Two-Family Custom Housing

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    Alchemy

    A celebration of agrarian utility, Alchemy's Blair Barn House draws inspiration from 19th-century barns, but—by tweaking traditional materials and forms—delivers a thoroughly modern and sustainable interpretation.

  • One/Two-Family Custom Housing

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    Nic Lehoux

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Combs Point Residence is an elegant daisy-chain of living spaces that discretely wends its way through a glen, following the path of a valley stream, and bursts forth from the trees at the water's edge in a final dramatic bloom of glass and cedar.

  • One/Two-Family Custom Housing

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    Sean Airhart

    Seeming to float between a north-shore beach and southern meadow, Heliotrope Architects' North Beach Residence in the San Juan Islands emphasizes light and views within and throughout its minimal structure.

  • One/Two-Family Custom Housing

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    Johnsen Schmaling Architects

    Concrete rainscreen cladding, metal rod-delineated outdoor spaces, ample ground-floor glazing, a moderate budget, and LEED Platinum certification combine in Johnsen Schmaling Architects' OS House to make a bold—yet not overwhelming—statement on a narrow infill lot in an old city neighborhood.

  • One/Two-Family Custom Housing

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    Paul Warchol Photography

    In renovating this century-old town house (previously used as a commercial space), Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect's team employed varied ceiling heights, reworked the rear façade, and added floor openings and skylights to create dynamic, light-infused interiors—all while retaining the historic limestone exterior.
  • One/Two-Family Production Housing

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    Interface Studios Architects; photo by Sam Oberter

    Interface Studios Architects' passively designed 100K Houses are small, affordable, attractive, and super-efficient—using up to 75 percent less energy than a typical home—and all of the homes have achieved LEED Platinum certification.
  • One/Two-Family Production Housing

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    Richard Barnes

    The R-House, a collaboration between Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research Office for a neighborhood revitalization competition, is a prototype for an affordable, space-efficient, net-zero or near-net-zero energy residence that engages the community, nurtures the spirit, and respects the existing environment.

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AIA 2011 Housing Awards / Multifamily and Special Housing Award Winners

AIA 2011 Housing Awards / Multifamily and Special Housing Award Winners

  • Multifamily Living

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    Olson Kundig Architects; photo by Francis Zera

    Drawing on the auto row aesthetic of the neighborhood, Olson Kundig Architects employed tall, wide windows, steel, and panelized siding in colors reminiscent of classic cars in the affordable, multiuse residential building at 1111 E. Pike.

  • Multifamily Living

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    Neil Alexander Photography

    Finegold Alexander + Associates' rehabilitation of the historic 1813 Salem Jail—abandoned for 20 years—yielded 50 Saint Peter Street, a highly successful multifamily housing, mixed-use sustainable development that enhances the city's livability.

  • Multifamily Living

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    Timothy Hursley

    This 462,000-square-foot mixed-use project reimagines New Orleans' historically horizontal condition into a 21-story-tall building providing ground-floor retail and 250 apartments with community amenities at the ninth floor that echo the city's courtyard housing typology.

  • Multifamily Living

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    Brian Rose

    Providing a mix of housing types, David Baker + Partners' Armstrong Place Senior and Family Housing comprises 124 family townhomes enclosed within a protected community courtyard behind a 115-unit apartment building for seniors with integrated neighborhood services.

  • Multifamily Living

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    Olson Kundig Architects; photo by Benjamin Benschneider

    Olson Kundig Architects' Art Stable, a seven-story urban infill project, incorporates ground-level commercial space with second-level parking and five adaptable live/work units that owners can customize, and is notable for its 80-foot-tall hinged rear façade that allows for moving oversize objects in and out of the building.

  • Multifamily Living

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    Eric Staudenmaier

    Conceived to address a parking shortage, Hancock Mixed Use Housing by Koning Eizenberg Architecture nevertheless puts people and housing first and allows residents of the 31 condos/townhouses and seven affordable units to control their level of engagement with the street, roof courtyards, and parking by using sliding wooden panels and shades.

  • Multifamily Living

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    Brian Rose

    The LEED Neighborhood Development Gold-certified Tassafaronga Village, designed by David Baker + Partners Architects, injects much-needed affordable housing into a former brownfield site in an underserved neighborhood, offering apartments, townhouses, supportive housing, a medical clinic, and connections to the existing community.

  • Special Housing

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    Scott Adams, Hester + Hardaway

    Overland Partners Architects designed the flexible campus of Haven for Hope on a former industrial park to help the stakeholders provide services to address all causes of homelessness, and to allow for the future expansion of programs.

  • Special Housing

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    Alan Karchmer

    Building F at Northeastern University, the sixth designed by William Rawn Associates Architects for the institution, provides 140,000 square feet of mixed-use space encompassing 230 beds of freshman honors housing, a cultural center, and an academic center, as well as a two-story four-part lounge for residents.

  • Special Housing

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    David Sundberg/Esto

    Providing supportive housing with a preference for individuals in the performing arts and entertainment industry, the five channel glass "towers" of The Schermerhorn by Ennead Architects appear to rise from a transparent glass base, and the building itself is cantilevered over underground subway tunnels.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the winners of the 2011 Housing Awards, which for 11 years has recognized design that promotes the concept of good housing as a regenerative and enriching force for individuals and the nation. Four award categories cover the most common housing types: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Special Housing.

Eighteen projects were selected for awards: 

One/Two Family Custom Housing

 

One/Two Family Production Housing

 

Multifamily Living

 

Special Housing

View the two slideshows for project information. Read complete details on all 18 winning projects here. 

The 2011 Housing Awards jury included: Katherine Austin, AIA, Katherine Austin Architect; S. Claire Conroy, editorial director, residential architect and CUSTOM HOME magazines; Mike Jackson, FAIA, State of Illinois Historic Preservation Agency; Luis Jauregui, AIA, Jauregui Inc.; and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, Florida International University, Miami.