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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Small Spaces

Small but Fierce

2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Small Spaces

2019 Best of Design Award for Small Spaces: Small Wooden Pavilion
Designer: MQ ARCHITECTURE
Location: Garrison, New York

This project entailed a surgical demolition of an existing shed and the erection of a small ancillary building. The old structure housed the electrical and communications utilities of a large compound, and the new project had to preserve the previous functions. The program required two different types of users; MQ Architecture decided to split the building in two, allowing for a separate circulation for each group. The upper piece houses the electrical room and the team quarters, while the lower portion holds two individual restrooms. The project sits in the middle of the forest, so the architects selected charred wood to help the building blend with the surrounding nature. The polycarbonate facade brings natural light and privacy to the interior.

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Client: Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu
Collaborators: Miguel Bello Escribano, Jacobo Mingorance
Structural Engineer: Michael P. Carr

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Aesop the Shay
Designer: David Jameson Architect

Interior of the Aesop shop
Small Spaces: Honorable Mention: Aesop the Shay (Courtesy David Jameson Architect)

Project Name: Schaefer Residence
Designer: Duo Dickinson Architect

Interior of the Schaefer Residence
Small Spaces: Honorable Mention: Schaefer Residence (Courtesy Duo Dickinson Architect)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Springfield Underground Command Station
Designer: Dake Wells Architectur

Project Name: TUBMAN ELEMENTARY PAVILION
Designer: ISTUDIO ARCHITECTS