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    AIA Honor Awards 2003

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    One of several projects in Europe was the BoO1 "Tango" Housing in Malmo, Sweden, by the American firm Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners. This housing exposition was sponsored collaboratively by the Swedish government and private developers. Their goal was to create a building that would be progressive in sustainability, lifestyle patterns, and integration of new technology, and that would give each unit a unique expression. The architects met this challenge by developing a flexible system for articulating the perimeter's exterior elevations. Internally, each unit has a core "intelligent wall" that consolidates mechanical and technical equipment. The jury saw this project as a uniting of "European tendencies towards high-density housing and American preferences for individual expression."

    One of the smallest projects cited was a single-family house in Nova Scotia, Canada by Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture Urban Design was also cited. The Howard House is 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide and 110 feet (33.5 meters) long, surrounded by the ocean on three sides. The exterior skin is of industrial corrugated metal, and a single-pitch shed roof covers the entire, continuous living space. The jury wrote. "The tectonic of the construction, the beauty of vernacular, and the purist sense of shelter are all part of this enchanting home. The opportunity it offers, in contrast with the everyday solution, needs to be recognized so that more people can understand the possibilities of architecture regardless of the budget."

    Selected from nearly 600 total submissions, the 31 recipients will be honored in May, 2003 at the AIA National Convention and Expo in San Diego, California.

    Honor Awards for Architecture

    Boston Public Library, Allston Branch, Allston, Massachusetts, by Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc., Boston, for the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development. The library provides an outreach to the city's neighborhoods, serving also as a community center.

    Partners for the Boston Public Library, Allston Branch
    Engineers: Lim Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA; TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc., Boston; Samiotes Consultants, Inc., Framingham, MA
    Consultants: Lam Partners, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Collective Wisdom, Weston, MA
    Landscape Architect: Richard Burck Associates, Inc., Somerville, MA

    BoO1 "Tango" Housing, Malmo, Sweden, by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, Santa Monica, CA, for MKB Fastighets AB, Malmo. This housing exposition represents a progressive building in terms of sustainability, lifestyle patterns, and integration of new technology.

    Partners for BoO1 "Tango" Housing
    Associate Architect: FFNS Arkitekter AB, Malmo, Sweden
    Engineer: Skanska Teknik AB, Solna, Sweden
    Landscape Architects: Moore Ruble Yudell/FFNS Arkitekter AB
    General Contractor: Thage Anderssons Byggnads AB: Tollarp, Sweden

    Howard House, Nova Scotia, Canada, by Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture Urban Design, , Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Vivian and David Howard. A modest house that plays a didactic role within the natural and cultural landscapes.

    Partners for Howard House
    Engineer: Campbell Comeau Engineering: Nova Scotia
    General Contractor: Andrew Watts, Nova Scotia

    Concert Hall and Exhibition Complex, Rouen, France, by Bernard Tschumi Architects, New York, for Communauté Rouennaise, Grand-Quevilly. A new exhibition facility provides a strong contemporary image for the cultural development and economic expansion of the Rouen district.

    Partners for Concert Hall and Exhibition Complex
    Structural-MEP Engineer: Technip Seri Construction, Paris
    Acoustical Engineer: Cabinet Cial, Versailles, France
    Facade Consultant: Hugh Dutton Associates, Paris
    General Contractor: IDICE, Boulogne-Billancourt

    Lever House Curtain Wall Replacement, Manhattan, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, for RFR Holdings, New York. Built in 1952, the 24-story corporate headquarters was one of the first glass-walled international style buildings in the United States. Its facade was replaced with an exact replica of the original, and the project has set a precedent for landmark restoration.

    Partners for Lever House Curtain Wall Replacement
    Engineer: Gordon H. Smith, New York
    Mechanical Engineer: Ing. Smrcka Ingenieurburo CmbH, Klagenfurt, Austria
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    BoO1 "Tango" Housing in Malmo, Sweden, by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, was one of 15 recipients of an AIA honor award for excellence in architecture.
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    BoO1 "Tango" Housing in Sweden.
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    The Howard House, on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, by Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture Urban Design.
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    Howard House.
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    Concert Hall and Exhibition Complex, Rouen, France, by Bernard Tschumi Architects, for Communauté Rouennaise, Grand-Quevilly.
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    Concert Hall in Rouen, by Bernard Tschumi Architects.
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    Lever House during renovation work.
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    Renovated Lever House.
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