Gucci Beverly Hills Flagship
9 DeKalb Avenue
2018 Honor Awards | AIA Seattle
The Seattle AIA chapter hosted its 68th annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture on November 5 to celebrate excellence in design, where our principal Will Laufs was invited as a specialist juror. The panel’s choices of the three awarded projects displayed excellence in the categories of built, conceptual, and research/innovation.
Our First Project in Africa: Côte d’Ivoire facade
Work is underway on our exciting facade for the new Orange Headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. LaufsED has collaborated again with architects and artist Elegant Embellishments Berlin to create an innovated bris soleil, wrapping the future construction in a double-curved parametric Penrose tiling pattern. Similar to our other project with Elegant Embellishments in Mexico City, here are two modules: an “X” and an “I”, that join together smoothly to produce the overall form. However, for this project we created adaptive metal detailing to allow the substructure to follow the Penrose pattern.