Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.

06.21.18Schlesinger Sets Complete

Schlesinger Construction Document Out! Thank you team: Shawna, Dan, Jess, Hannah, Ji, Peter, Chris More like this

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05.03.18Solar Streetlight Deployment

Re:LAMP moves into the next stage of testing at 4 sites in rural India More like this

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03.29.18Hall's Island Spring 2018

WATCH a beaver swims near the new Hall's Island on upper Mississippi. Riverfirst species cohabitation. More like this

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03.19.18Soft Rocker in Tech News

Technology news site RumbleRum features KVA's soft rocker for its design and eco-friendliness. More like this

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11.08.17Island Building

Hall’s Island, center of the Minneapolis Riverfirst initiative by KVA and TLS, begins construction! More like this

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06.16.17KVA on ArchDaily

KVA's East 34th St Ferry Landing in NYC is featured on ArchDaily. More like this

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10.06.16Wegmans Hall Unveiled!

Frano and Alex attend the dedication of KVA's Data Science Building at the University of Rochester. More like this

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10.05.16American Architecture Prize!

AAP recognizes Tozzer Library as one of the best Designs for an Educational Building. More like this

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08.30.16Dispatch from Rochester

Wegmans Hall's digital brick pattern is uncovered as construction progresses! More like this

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06.30.16Saugus Riverfront

Frano presents housing and riverfront improvement designs to the City of Saugus. More like this

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06.30.16KVA in MADEby-Germany

The Meister low carbon workplace design to be featured in MADEby the German Design Journal. More like this

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06.07.16High in the sky

U of R Data Institute taking shape from KVA Drone Flight 4007. More like this

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03.22.16Discussing Data Science

Frano presents the U of R Institute for Data Science today at the SCUP Conference - 10am! More like this

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03.03.16Unwrapped!

The scaffolding comes off the Chrysanthemum Building to reveal new North-End brickwork. More like this

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03.01.16River of Data

First view of KVA's Data Sciences Building from the Genesee River. More like this

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02.25.16KVA's Amazing Brick Envelope

KVA's digital brick facade of the Tozzer Anthropology building was featured on Inhabitat here. More like this

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02.22.16Chrysanthemum Blooms

KVA's drone shoots video of Chrysanthemum Building, a 2015 Holcim Award winner. See link. More like this

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02.15.16Soft House in UKRAINE

The Soft House in Hamburg is featured on Econet in the Ukraine! More like this

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02.15.16 Design Excellence Award

KVA's Tozzer Anthropology Building @ Harvard wins Hobson Design Award. More like this

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02.11.16Gooood 2016 Best of Brick

Chinese global design site Gooood lists KVA's Tozzer Building as Best of Brick for 2016. More like this

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02.04.16Funding for RiverFirst

General Mills announces gift to support Pier development! KVA’s Riverfirst initiative expands! More like this

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02.04.16RiverFirst Advances in 2016

The redevelopment plan for the upper Mississippi designed by KVA and TLS launches a new River Park. More like this

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01.27.16SOFT HOUSE IN DETAIL MAGAZINE

Architecture & Detail magazine in China features article on Soft House, 2015 issue. More like this

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11.24.15METROPOLIS

Magazine Metropolis features KVA's project Climalin - Warming up with Linen More like this

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11.23.15ID+C MAGAZINE FEATURES TOZZER

Chinese design magazine ID+C chooses Tozzer for its Feature of American Design issue More like this

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10.16.15KVA Team Shortlisted

KVA interdisciplinary design team looks forward to a collaboration with the Gallaudet community! More like this

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08.20.15Tozzer Takes the Front Cover

ARCHITECT features tozzer's corbelled brick entry on the August 2015 cover! More like this

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05.26.15Preserving Boston's North End

NBSS receives a Preservation Award from the Mass Historical Commission! More like this

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05.18.15Tozzer garners copper award!

Tozzer recieves the 2015 Copper in Architecture Award for its innovative copper-wrapped roof! More like this

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04.08.15Opening: HERE THERE

Click Here to download the exhibit text and Flat-to-Form Furniture cut files. More like this

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04.07.15It's Here!

Wrapping up the Here/There exhibit before tomorrow's opening! More like this

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04.01.15Gift for Data Science Institute

KVA completes Design Development for the new building at U of R as a major gift supports the institute More like this

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10.20.14Ferry App : NYC Culture NOW

Check out the Culture Now Podcasts & App for secrets on KVA’s Ferry Terminal. More like this

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10.02.14Breaking the Box

KVA presents the "Breakthrough Building" at the University of Rochester More like this

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09.22.14Chrysanthemum Building wins

KVA’s Chrysanthemum Building receives a Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction. More like this

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07.21.14CHRYSANTHEMUM SUBMITTED

Chrysanthemum Building documents head out to the City of Boston as beginning of construction nears. More like this

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07.02.14Tozzer Anthropology Wins!

Tozzer Anthropology Building wins the 2014 Brick in Architecture Award for Higher Ed. More like this

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06.23.14NBSS Wins!

The North Bennet Street School receives a 2014 Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award! More like this

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06.18.14Arts Fuse Visits NBSS

Boston's Arts Magazine highlights the North Bennet Street School's new home! More like this

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06.11.14FORSYTH PROJECT BEGINS

KVA awarded Northeastern University Forsyth Facade Project! More like this

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05.30.14Jerusalem Place Underway

The KVA does site research for a new project in Boston's North End. More like this

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05.30.14Chrysanthemum Milestone Met!

KVA completes 90% Construction Documents for the Chrysanthemum Building More like this

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05.15.14Architizer Gala

Frano and Hauke are in New York to pick up the Soft House's Architizer Trophy! More like this

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05.09.14Faculty Previews Tozzer

The anthropology faculty and KVA team mingle over beer and barbecue in the Tozzer Atrium. More like this

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05.08.14Bike to East River Ferry

The new NYC Ferry Terminal's success draws new bikes lanes More like this

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05.07.14Soft House Wins Housing Award

Soft House received a Housing Design Excellence Award from the BSA AIA! More like this

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04.23.14NY AIA Design Awards

KVA’s East 34th St Public Ferry Terminal receives the NY AIA Design Excellence Award today. More like this

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04.22.14Cities for Tomorrow

Sheila presents today at the NY Times Cities for Tomorrow conference @NYTconf #NYTcft More like this

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04.16.14Stella D Arrives!

The Mayan Stella goes into Harvard’s Tozzer Hall, which integrates artifacts, images and architecture. More like this

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04.01.14The Jury Chooses Soft House!

Soft House is the Jury Winner in the 2014 Architizer A+ Awards More like this

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03.31.14CHRYSANTHEMUM @ KVA

KVA Chrysanthemum Building design team gathers to enjoy a rare moment of Spring. Almost. More like this

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03.27.14RAREFIED SERIES

Sheila will discuss KVA work on 'the sof't w/ Alejandro Zaera-Polo on April 9, 2014. More like this

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03.17.14KVA Wine Tasting

Frano kicks off our new winery project in Peljesac, Croatia, with tours of neighboring facilities. More like this

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03.17.14McDERMOT Symposium

Sheila talks Portable Light Project w/ Olafur Eliasson at MIT's McDermott Award Symposium. More like this

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03.05.14Vote on Architizer!

The new Ferry Terminal is a finalist in architecture's definitive global awards program. Vote here! More like this

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03.05.14Vote Soft House on Architizer!

KVA's Soft House is a finalist in architecture's definitive global awards program. Vote here! More like this

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02.01.14Ocean (in)Sight Gets Award

KVA's project for Yeosu, Korea receives a design award citation from the BSA. More like this

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02.01.14Plywood Excavation

CNC tool path excavates a 'raw' wood nature hidden in standard plywood sheets. More like this

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01.30.14SOFT HOUSE @ MIT Cities

MIT’s Future of Cities publication features SOFT HOUSE and Sheila’s research on soft architecture. More like this

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01.23.14Folded Copper Roofscape

The recycled, folded copper roofscape is up on KVA's Harvard Anthropology building. More like this

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01.14.14KVA Techno Training

KVA kicks off our new Techno router with a work session led by James Coleman. More like this

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12.06.13Chrysanthemum Building

Frano introduces the innovative Chrysanthemum project team to Mayor-elect Marty Walsh More like this

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12.04.13FISH STORIES: Adriatic Sea

Frano launches FISH STORIES, a design initiative to support sustainable fishing in the Adriatic. More like this

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12.02.13Scaffolding Removed!

Winter day lighting looking good in the light well of KVA's new Harvard Anthropology Building. More like this

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12.02.13Anthropology 'All' In

The 'all'-line geometry (at rear) will link all light well surfaces when soft-wood panels are installed. More like this

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11.15.13Digital Brick Corbels

Brick corbel alignment on the facade of Harvard's Tozzer Anthropology Building. More like this

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11.08.13NBSS Dedication

President Gómez-Ibáñez and Mayor Menino cut the ribbon. Thanks for the shout-out Mr. Mayor! More like this

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11.06.13Chicago-Hamburg Dialogue

The IBA Soft House is presented at Chicago's Transatlantic Dialogue on the Future of Cities. More like this

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11.01.13IBA Hamburg Excellence Award

Frano Violich receives the IBA Excellence Award for the Soft House in Hamburg. More like this

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10.25.13Tozzer Construction: Autumn

KVA's new anthropology building for Harvard is enclosed in time for Fall's arrival. More like this

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10.24.13Ferry Terminal Wins Design Award

NYC’s E34th E34th Street Ferry Terminal was recognized with a Design Award by Architecture Boston. More like this

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10.24.13Soft House Wins Design Award

The IBA Soft House was recognized with a Design Award by Architecture Boston. More like this

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10.20.13Building the City Anew

The IBA Soft House and urban development concept opened on exhibit at the Boston State House. More like this

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10.15.13Tozzer Entry takes Shape

Light steel framing for Harvard’s Tozzer Anthropology building is nearly complete! More like this

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10.10.13KVA Designs in France

KVA designs for Lemaitre new architecture elements with digitally woven natural fiber. More like this

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10.05.13NBSS Students at Work

Classes open at the new North Bennett Street School w/ over 40,000 SF of workshops. More like this

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09.23.13MATx Designs for THINK BLUE

KVA Matx tapped by VW THINK BLUE in Belgium. More soon on sensor networks and urban wilds. More like this

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09.23.13LEED GOLD for UPenn Law

The Upenn Law School is the first urban Law School building to receive LEED Gold certification! More like this

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09.21.13Dynamic Threshold

Sun moving through the day illuminates the marble entry at UPenn Law School. More like this

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09.12.13Warm Evening in NYC

Great to see people out on the new Ferry Terminal enjoying the East River. More like this

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09.17.13Chrysanthemum Building

KVA issues SD set for innovative new Chrysanthemum Loft Building in Boston More like this

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09.08.13Wood Rough Cuts

Mobile wood mill with rough sawn fir cladding study for KVA's new project in Maine. More like this

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09.04.13Brick Corbel Studies

Corbel mock ups on site at KVA's Anthropology Building for Harvard University More like this

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08.20.13Tidal Island in Maine

Frano walked an amazing 150 acre coastal landscape with friends to locate the site for a new project. More like this

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08.12.13NBSS: Final Details

The ceiling in the NBSS connector space has just been completed ahead of the 9/2013 opening. More like this

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07.29.13NYC East River Sensors

Jenna and David of Small Design Firm test the interactive LED code for East River tides. Our team rocks! More like this

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07.26.13NBSS in the News

Boston.com profiles Governor Patrick's visit to the NBSS site; Frano weighs in on progress and process. More like this

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07.25.13The Glass is Up!

High-performance glazing has arrived at NBSS; replacement of existing windows is underway. More like this

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07.25.13High Tolerance

KVA's Greg Burchard inspects the gutter customized to preserve the NBSS's South Building cornice. More like this

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07.25.13Governor Patrick at NBSS

Governor Deval Patrick visits NBSS today as construction nears completion. More like this

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07.18.13EDP Exhibition Luz Portátil Brasil

Exhibition by renown photographer João Pina opens 5 August 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil. More like this

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07.03.134th of July: Steel Topped off!

Steel was topped off today on the new Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology building! More like this

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06.28.13Hamburg Neighbors

Hafencity University under construction in the emerging Obersee waterfront area. More like this

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06.17.13Michael Moser In Soft House

Michael Moser, gifted architectural photographer from Leipzig, captures the Soft House. Stay tuned. More like this

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06.12.13Clipping From China

People's Daily, from China, has published an image and article featuring the Soft House! More like this

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06.07.13Back on Track

Jeremy, Sophia & Kyle fine tune the Soft House curtain track for smooth movement & clean energy access. More like this

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05.23.13NBSS steel in progress

First look across the connector and out to North Street More like this

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05.22.13Paper Mania for Smart Corridors

KVA's design process unfolds(!) for bent wood benches and a smart corridor network for the Beaver School. More like this

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05.21.13NBSS Reclaimed Wood

KVA is using reclaimed wood from the original North Bennet St building for the new urban craft campus. More like this

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04.26.13Light touch

Construction view of the new entry and public stairwell and light fall at NBSS. More like this

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04.26.13Mind the gap!

Steel is going up for the 'connector,' a glass volume enclosing the public space and entry of the new NBSS. More like this

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03.27.13Flexible Facade

DesignBoom features the IBA Hamburg Soft House! More like this

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03.20.13SOFT House Opening

It's the final countdown to the opening of Soft House as part of IBA Hamburg ! More like this

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03.20.13Häuser der Zukunft

SOFT House article featured on the front page of German publication Hamburger Abendblatt More like this

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03.20.13SOFT Häuser ENERGIESPAREN

Featured article on SOFT House published in German ENERGISPAREN magazine. More like this

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03.19.13Smart Infrastructure Interview

Sheila and Veit discuss 34th Street Ferry and other infrastructure projects with Urban Omnibus. More like this

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03.15.13Soft House Responsive Facade

Soft House PV 'twisters' are on site in Hamburg, Germany. See the responsive facade in action . More like this

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03.14.13Bracket GOES SOFT Launch

Bracket Book launch, featuring IBA Soft House, is tomorrow evening at Pinkcomma gallery! More like this

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03.14.13Tozzer Libary

Demolition has begun to make way for the construction of the new Tozzer Library. More like this

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03.05.13Tozzer Library

Here is a mock-up of Tozzer Library’s entry wall using novel brick corbelling techniques. More like this

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02.25.13Seeing the Wind

Wind moves through the Soft House LED curtains. Here's part of the wind swirl code we're making. More like this

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02.21.13Architizer Finalist

The Soft Rocker is an Architizer finalist! Vote to help the project jump from prototype to production! More like this

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02.21.13Soft Rocker

Phil Seaton at Instructables is making free form software to make Soft Rockers with a 3-axis mill. More like this

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02.21.13Soft House Update

The SOFT HOUSE responsive facade on site! The twister textiles will turn over time. More like this

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02.21.13NBSS

Painting the coffered ceilings begins at the North Bennet Street School More like this

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02.08.13Soft House

Smart curtain tracks for IBA soft house being fabricated. More like this

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01.31.13SOFT House

Soft House under construction at IBA Hamburg . More like this

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01.23.13Soft Scaffolding

Soft House under construction: glazing and enclosure almost complete. More like this

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01.23.13Soft House Construction

Soft House under construction: low-carbon living with exposed solid wood (brettstapfel) structure More like this

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01.18.13Minneapolis Bikes!

PM Andrew Caddock before his daily bike commute in frigid Minneapolis! More like this

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01.17.13Riverfirst Presents

KVA and TLS present a Schematic Design update to the Steering Committee in Minneapolis. More like this

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12.13.12Soft House Weave

Knitting domestic infrastructure: SOFT HOUSE curtains at the Svensson factory in Sweden More like this

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12.13.12Soft Curtains

1950s Swedish jacquard weave patterns; SOFT HOUSE curtains emit and reflect light and heat. More like this

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10.19.12Birmingham Wins Award

Birmingham's Railroad Park is the 2012 winner of the Urban Land Institute Open Space Award. More like this

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01.02.13Bent Wood Vault

Beaver Country Day School's new entry space, built alongside a 1929 Guastavino vault. More like this

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09.06.12Almost Done

Beaver Vault, awaiting a few minor touch-ups before the start of the school year More like this

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08.09.12Soft Curtains

Nyima working on the Smart Curtains for Soft House More like this

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08.02.12Last Push

The Vault Team (Alex, Diana, Blair, Shevy, and Chris) making final plans for lifting this morning. More like this

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07.30.12Luz Portatil

Jeff Mansfield carries the first shipment of Luz Portatil textiles made by coopa roca in rocinas. More like this

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07.29.12Final Coat

Bent Wood Vault ribs drying in the "meat locker", at New England Shutter Mills. More like this

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07.25.12Smart Curtains

The design team explores the atmosphere of interactive weather based lighting. More like this

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07.11.12Bent Wood Vault Model

A model of our Bent Wood Vault next to the 5-axis mill - soon to be cut at full scale! More like this

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07.02.12Bent Wood Vault Model

Having some fun with a 1:10 scaled model for the Beaver Country Day School. More like this

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05.03.1234th St Ferry Construction

The Canopy is going up on the 34th St Ferry Terminal! More like this

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04.06.12UPenn Opening Procession

Waiting for the honorary Sonia Sotomayor, Associate of the US Supreme Court. More like this

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04.06.12UPenn Law School Opening

The UPenn Law School will celebrate the dedication of Golkin Hall on April 5th, 2012. More like this

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04.02.12RiverFIRST Plan is Official

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officially adopted RiverFIRST. Check out MRDI's Site . More like this

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02.24.12IBA Soft House Update

SOFT HOUSE is set to break ground in Spring 2012. Design Boom describes further. More like this

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01.09.12IBA SOFT HOUSE Meeting in Germany

The SOFT HOUSE design team met in Hamburg to review the design development phase. More like this

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12.08.11Penn Law in the News

Check out this article in the Daily Pennsylvania announcing the opening of Golkin Hall More like this

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10.19.11RiverFIRST Presentation

Frano will be giving a presentation about the RiverFIRST project at the Boston Society of Architects More like this

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10.03.11RiverFIRST Initiative

KVA presented recommendations for the implementation of RiverFIRST in Minneapolis. More like this

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07.22.11UPenn Update

Facade of the University of Pennsylvania Golkin Hall under construction. More like this

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07.20.11Beaver Construction

The Beaver Country Day School Science Wing Renovation is under construction! More like this

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06.09.11UPenn Facade

Detail of the rusticated masonry facade of Golkin Hall at the University of Pennsylvania More like this

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06.03.11Soft Rockers

Soft Rockers have arrived in Korea! Read all about it in Designnet ! More like this

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05.27.11RiverFIRST Survey

The design team surveys a future site of the TLS/KVA RiverFIRST initiative. Read about it here . More like this

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05.04.11Soft Rockers Arrive

The Soft Rockers have arrived and will be on Killian Court until May 9th! More like this

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02.14.1334th St Ferry Article

Read Tom Stoelker's article "Future Full of Ferries" in The Architect's Newspaper More like this

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