Thursday, April 23, 2015

dECOi architects winner in Architizer A+ Awards

Architizer has announced its A+Awards. In its third year, the awards are a global architectural award program with multiple categories and judges.

One Main in Boston is the Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture +Materials category. Designed by dECOi architects, One Main is the penthouse offices of an investment group.

The focus was on green building and clean energy technologies. The interior elements were milled from sustainably forested spruce plywood using numeric command machines. As much as possible, the typical industrial components were replaced with articulate milled timber. For example, the door handles were customized carvings, but still less expensive than the standard stainless steel D-handles. This method also provided a radically streamlined delivery of a highly crafted interior.

The entire project was nested onto 1200 4x12 ft plywood sheets and milled using a small 3-axis CNC router. dECOi provided the actual tooling paths without plans or sections. Only 3D instructional files were provided for over 1 million linear feet of cut.

Raphael Crespin commented, "This project would not have been possible without Rhino."

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