Alvin Huang’s SDA receives Architect R+D Award

Alvin Huang’s SDA receives Architect R+D Award

 

Professor Alvin Huang’s firm Synthesis Design + Architecture (SDA) has received a 2015 R+D Award from Architect Magazine

 

SDA’s Pure Tension Pavilion was the winner of an international design competition sponsored by Volvo Car Italia, who wanted an exhibition pavilion to showcase its hybrid-powered V60. To the requirements that the design be “iconic, portable, easy to assemble, and suggestive of the vehicle’s three modes of propulsion: diesel, electric, and hybrid,” SDA added “two requirements of its own: The pavilion had to charge the car’s battery and fit inside the back of the V60 for storage.”

 

Read more about the design and making of the Pure Tension Pavilion here.

 

Read other coverage and recognition of the pavilion here.