FABberz cofounder Josiah Barnes and his partner, Pablo Rica are runners up for the AA FAB RESEARCH CLUSTER competition with their project, MUSCULAR SYNERGY.
FROM THE SITE:
The FAB Research Cluster at the Architectural Association in London announces the results of the 2009 AA|FAB Awards. The Award theme was ‘Designing Fabrication’ and the jury was interested in recently built projects that exemplify the innovative integration of design and fabrication processes through digitally driven design systems and protocols, and whose completion contributes to an international discourse on the use of emerging design and fabrication technologies.
Entries were received from all over the world including the UK, Spain, Austria, US, Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Australia. Due to the uneven distribution of entries across the categories suggested in the brief, the jury decided to reorganise all submissions into either INTERIOR or EXTERIOR groups. Accordingly, it was agreed to reallocate the prize money into six awards, with a first prize of £1500 and two runners-up of £750 for each group.
The jury met on Thursday 11 June and was impressed by the extremely high standard and diversity of the submitted work. After four hours of deliberation they unanimously selected the following schemes for awards:
FIRST PRIZE: RE-PURPOSE POLITICAL PLY Jason Griffiths
RUNNER UP: THE MORNING LINE Matthew Ritchie with Aranda/Lasch and Daniel Bosia
RUNNER UP: MUSCULAR SYNERGY Josiah Barnes and Pablo Rica
FIRST PRIZE: CEILING CLOUD Andrew Vrana, Joe Meppelink and Scott Marble
RUNNER UP: GREEN VOID Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck, LAVA
RUNNER UP: ALLOTROPIC SYSTEM Nicholas Bruscia
The six award recipients will present their work at an AA|FAB conference during London Design Festival week from 19-27 September. A further eighteen entries have been selected for exhibition in September.