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. Watch the full six-minute teaser HERE. Background info from Trek News 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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Adams Branch Library and Ca’bliconica receive 2019 SARA National Awards for Unbuilt Architecture

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Awards

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Daniels Experimental Gallery launches

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Events, Installations + Exhibitions

photo by Scott Norsworthy via Canadian Architect

The NADAAA-designed 7,500-square-foot experimental gallery at the Daniels Building is launching with an installation curated by Dean Richard Sommer and New York-based designers, Pillow Culture. The installation is titled New Circadia (adventures in mental spelunking) and is launching tomorrow, November 7th, 2019 at 7:30pm. Registration is required for this event. Please register at the link here

More on New Circadia via: Canadian Architect | Canadian Art | CBC Radio | The Spaces | Globe and Mail  | Toronto Life  | Archinect  | Toronto Society of Architects  | Designlines  | ArchNewsNow 

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CLT in Student Housing: RISD Makes a Material Case

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, Lectures

NADAAA Principal Arthur Chang will speak at ABX 2019 next week on the use of mass timber and the IPD process in our recently completed North Hall project for the Rhode Island School of Design. He will be joined by Annie Newman, Director of Planning, Design & Construction for RISD; David Odeh, Principal of Odeh Engineers; and Joubin Hassanein, Director of Shawmut Design and Construction’s New England Group.

TH15 – CLT in Student Housing: RISD Makes a Material Case

Thursday, November 7th, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 160A, BCEC

AIA Course Credits: 1.5

Register Here and Use the code “SPD” for a 10% discount.

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