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2016 Best of Design Award

December, 2016

“Really interesting, it's nice to have a nod to the past in a futuristic way.”

- Erik Verboon, Jury Member

The Menokin Project in Warsaw, Virginia has been honored by Architect's Newspaper (AN) in the publication's annual Best of Design Awards in the Unbuilt - On the Boards category. In its fourth year, "[the] Best Of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements." -AN

The twenty-six categories evaluated entries based on "strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design."

Project description: "Central to a comprehensive master plan for a 500-acre historic Virginian tobacco plantation, the Menokin Project seeks to offer a new way to present and celebrate the complex history of the region through its designs to preserve the 1769 house. Built by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and designated a National Historic Landmark, the ruins of the house are stabilized and preserved using glass to highlight the history’s wear and tear. By delicately marrying old with new, the project seeks to reinterpret the house, while allowing researchers, archaeologists, and visitors to gain a unique understanding of the irreplaceable portions of the site, its ancillary buildings, and the landscape."

View the original article and other AN-featured Machado Silvetti projects below:

The Menokin Project
Denver Art Museum Expansion
Center for Asian Art
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