Rock Creek House or Graphic Novel Setting

Posted on April 25th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Rock Creek House, Things We Like

Paolo Bacilieri‘s take on NADAAA’s Rock Creek House — images 27 and 29 in Domus’s gallery of “comics that will change the way you look at architecture

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RISD’s North Hall in Architectural Record

Posted on March 3rd, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, Press

Josephine Minutillo writes on NADAAA’s North Hall dormitory for the Rhode Island School of Design with a focus on how the project nestles into its unique site. “A structure that is at once overscaled and slight—its laminar sides and sharp edges accentuating thinness—NADAAA did a commendable job carving out of its massing as much volume as possible, with cornice lines, terraces, and material shifts that relate to the surrounding context. From some perspectives it is king of the hill, from others just part of the eclectic mix.”

Read on HERE.

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BRICKS – NOW & THEN

Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Rock Creek House, Press

Rock Creek House and Tongxian are featured in Braun’s new book BRICKS – NOW & THEN by Chris van Uffelen. van Uffelen features projects both old and new to demonstrate “how the use and popularity of bricks has not diminished one bit over the millennia, and is even gaining popularity today. Copies of BRICKS – NOW & THEN are available HERE.

more on Rock Creek House HERE
more on Tongxian HERE

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Rock Creek in ‘The Home Upgrade’

Posted on January 15th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Rock Creek House, Press

The Rock Creek House is featured in ‘The Home Upgrade’

“Against a backdrop of growing cities and a changing approach to how we live, there are many reasons to refurbish a home. Our buildings must continue to evolve along with us—and that takes a little imagination […] Historic conversions celebrate the unexpected relationship between old and new, and adaptive reuse projects reinvent the buildings around us. Exploring the most extraordinary transformations of recent years by leading studios, The Home Upgrade is an exhilarating look at the boundless possibilities of reimagining a home.”

See the full piece on Rock Creek House HERE. Books available HERE.

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Daniels as Film Set

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Things We Like

Trekkers and Trekkies rejoice! Serving as a prequel to the forthcoming Star Trek: Picard series, CBS has released a six-minute teaser partially filmed in the NADAAA-designed Daniels Building! This mini-episode, ‘Children of Mars’, features two antagonistic young girls attending an academy set within the Daniels Building. The full six-minute teaser can be streamed HERE or on Crave TV HERE. Background info from Trek News HERE. More on the episode from UofT HERE.

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Detail on Daniels

Posted on January 7th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

“NADAAA has created an intriguing combination of old and new, at the same time making the extension with its jagged exterior an interactive pedagogical tool for its users.” Read on HERE.

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Winning Formulas: Daniels in Special AIA COTE Top Ten issue

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards, Press

Last Spring the Daniels Building was selected as an AIA COTE Top Ten Award recipient. In an end-of-year reflection on AIA’s evolving measures of not only sustainability but on Design Excellence, ARCHITECT Magazine revisited the ten award-winning projects that “represent the pinnacle of green architecture”. On the Daniels Building Edward Keegan, AIA and Clay Risen write “From the beginning, [NADAAA and local architect Adamson Associates] saw the brief in three parts: make the building sustainable, make it a teaching tool for design students, and knit it back into the surrounding community. The overarching goal was to leverage the existing building’s resources wherever possible while minimizing the impact of new materials.”

Read the full piece on Daniels HERE. More on AIA’s evolving measures HERE.

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Villa Varoise wins Interior Design Best of Year Award!

Posted on December 9th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Awards

See all 2019 Best of Year winners HERE.

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Power Picket on Archello

Posted on December 5th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Power Picket, Press

NADAAA’s public urban art project in Austin can be seen on Archello.

“The NADAAA intervention on the periphery of the substation adopts the centrifugal pull of its edges to create out of the remaining liminal spaces some idea of the public realm. The precast Power Picket project is the defining liner of this fringe space, giving definition to what is ostensibly a ‘terrain vague’, curiously absorbed by the onslaught of commercial development.”

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Daniels in C3 404: Additions that add More than Space

Posted on November 21st, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Press

The Daniels Building is featured in the current issue of Korean architecture magazine C3. The focus of the issue is on distinguished urban additions that give “its users and the public something more”.

“The [building] by NADAAA, which includes [historic] Knox College, can be observed from 360 degrees. Each angle gives the viewer an architectural history lesson. The best view of the Daniels Buiding is from the streetcar, which glides around the western and eastern halves of Spadina Crescent. Examples of all three disciplines taught at the school can be found on the site, which makes it a sample size of Toronto’s built environments, past, and present.[…]

“Each surface, space, texture, shape, and form found on the interior of the addition, as well as the architecture on the exterior, serves to inspire the next generation of designers. they are taught, study, and build in a building that is itself an example of what is possible. A building that encourages creativity, and internally strives to be a radical departure from generic academic spaces. These are the spaces that people go to architecture school to create, that are not construction cost induced replicas. The addition, along with Knox college, is a constant tutorial of great architecture.” – Phil Roberts

Read the full piece HERE. Order copies HERE.

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