AIA names housing award winners

Posted by Pam Blanton on May 11, 2010

Eighteen projects were named as winners of the American Institute of Architects’ 2010 Housing Awards. The news release from the AIA follows:

Washington, D.C. – May 4, 2010 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the 18 recipients of the 2010 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its tenth year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

One winner:  Sky Ranch; Seattle  The Miller|Hull Partnership

This single-family residential home and caretaker’s unit is situated in the unique location of a warehouse roof. This project focuses on the employment of warehouse roofs in its style and construction. In Seattle, many warehouses are near the waterways and have territorial views of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This project is one example of what is possible if we look at these forgotten landscapes as new opportunities and rediscover them in an industrialized urban setting. It follows a simple central idea: a small box on a big box.  READ MORE

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