Design Museum London's annual Beazley Designs of the Year award has been announced. Sir David Adjaye won the Architecture category
January 26, 2018
The Museum of London's annual Beazley Designs of the Year Award design, announced this year's winners in six categories: Fashion, Graphics, Digital, Architecture, Product, and Transport.
Architecture Category Winner: Sir Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and CultureDavid Adjaye (David Adjaye) in Washington, D.C.
The project was developed by Adjaye Associates, Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond and SmithGroupJJR. The museum was opened by former US President Barack Obama in September 2016 and has become a long-awaited symbol of the contribution of the black population to the history and identity of the country. The project is the culmination of years of struggle to recognize the importance of the African-American community in the social life of America. & Nbsp; meters there are art galleries, administrative offices, theater space and warehouses for works of art.
The three-level construction is decorated with bronze plates. The cladding not only obscures the glazed facades, but has an artistic function – the educated ornamentation references the history of African-American craftsmanship. Also in 2017, David Adjaye was knighted for outstanding service in his field, and the British architect can now officially be addressed with the prefix “sir”.
Digital Category Winner: Rapid Liquid Printing by Self-Assembly Lab (Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
A new printing process in a special gel, which differs from the already familiar 3D printing in much less time spent. For example, during the Miami Art Week 2017 exhibition, a robot printer produced bags and art objects right in front of visitors.
Fashion Winner: Nike Pro Hijab Designers: Rachel Henry, Baron Brandt, Megan Saalfeld, Brogan Terrell.
The world's first breathable stretch sports hijab.
Graphics Category Winner: 'Fractured Lands' , The New York Times Magazine.
The publication includes a narration by American writer, journalist and war correspondent Scott Anderson, illustrated with photographs by Italian author Paolo Pellegrin. The history of the catastrophe of the Arab world after the invasion of Iraq. Crisis through the eyes of six characters from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Product Category Winner: AIR-INK by Graviky Labs.
The world's first ink made from the collection and recycling of air pollutants.
Category winner « Transport”: Scewo from a group of students from ETH Zurich.
Wheelchair stair climber. With the help of a removable set of rubber tracks, the chair can safely and smoothly move up and down the steps.
The winners in six categories, along with other 56 nominations, are on display at the Design Museum in London until February 18.