TreeHugger Best of Green Favorites Win AIA Housing Awards


Image Credit Interface Studio Architects

Can we call'em? Last year we called Interface our Best of Green Residential Architect for their " tough, gritty work in tough, gritty neighbourhoods, which is exactly where the important work will be done."

Now the American Institute of Architects has given them the 2011 Housing Award. And they are not the only TreeHugger favorite to rake in the medals.

In the 2009 Best of Green we called Olson Kundig Best Architect, noting that they " do the right thing without hitting you over the head." The AIA writes about the Art Stable:

"This is a home for artists that rises to the level of high art itself....Its style, along with the operable doors and the crane on the roof, seems very Dutch in feel. It is very cleverly detailed.....It almost has a handmade look - it seems to represent what the art is all about and harken artists to the workshop."

Olson Kundig also won for their project at 111 E Pike. the project "brings architectural diversity to the Pike/Pine neighborhood by serving as a modern counterpoint to nearby remodeled historic structures." The jury called it:

"Uplifting - its everchanging face is arguably its best delight!....I love the flexibility of exterior spaces....The architect and developer allowed the future owners to personalize their unit by choosing their own exterior color - one of the classic car colors - which gives the project richness and a joyful appearance."

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More on Interface Architects:
At A Clean Break: Interface Studio Architects : TreeHugger
Interface Studio Builds Modular Student Residence : TreeHugger
Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House : TreeHugger

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