The Architecture League of New York has honoured several industry firms in the field of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism with the Emerging Voices Award for 2013-a prize that champions the application of sustainable development in public and private structures.
Online PR News – 08-February-2013 – United Kingdom – With the rise of sustainable architecture and property development in recent years, the Architecture League of New York has given the Emerging Voices Award to eight worthy recipients from around the world. Below are some of the brief profiles of this year's winners:
Headed by Jing Lui and Florian Idenburg, this New York-based firm has gained previous recognition by winning the 2010 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Young Architects Program. The company employs the abstraction technique to relay contextual elements that relate to form and function.
Hailing from Mexico City, this company has designed several residential spaces throughout their home turf and has also earned recognition for international design competitions. They design ethos in developing architecture that expresses the tension between aesthetics and functionality.
Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
This San Fransisco-based company have notched up several projects to their name, such as the Parallax Pavillion, Triskelion Exhibition Pavillion, and Gallery House. They aim to subvert conventional design philosophies to produce visually dynamic forms and spaces for their commissioned works.
MASS Design Group
The primary mission of this architectural firm is to provide stable public structures in places that have limited financial resources. Their socio-economic awareness has led them to create innovative designs, while providing holistic results in areas that require immediate attention for local residents.
With their offices split between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California, this design firm offer services by sourcing out local materials and labour for construction, while finding solutions to economic constraints to execute their plans on prefabricated architecture.
Founded by Susannah Drake, this firm has worked on environmentally-conscious public project proposals to be implemented in Brooklyn. Their key approach is to develop public community spaces in an urban setting that integrates the artifical with the natural, thus creating a symbiotic relationship.
Originating from Philadelphia, this architectural practice have their sights set on artisanal elements mixed with low-tech construction in their designs. Recent works of DIGSAU include the University of Delaware Campus Bookstore and the Sister Cities Park & Pavillion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
cao | perrot Studio
This design specialist have called their work as "incidental placemaking"-by envisioning hybrid environments through the fusion of art and landscape, as well as reality with imaginary worlds, using themed directives like "diaspora" or "memory." Their unique aesthetic can be seen in their works such as the Guangming Central Park in Shenzen, China and the Jardin des Hespérides in Métis-sur-Mer, Quebec, Canada.
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