Bemis InfoShop Wins AIA Small Project Design Award
FACT, working with Min | Day, won an AIA Small Project Award for the Bemis InfoShop in the “small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design element up to $150,000” category. The award was presented during the AIA National Convention in Denver in June 2013.
“This is such a remarkable process! It represents a designer’s victory as opposed to an ideologically born, experientially rich element. This project works on many exciting levels. A context is built on triangular patterns cut into a wall of panels and beautifully engages a sculpturally reception desk that double as a bar for entertaining. The reception space looks great, effortlessly orients the visitor and functions very practically. It is playful without being whimsical. This project is an exemplary demonstration of craft in the digital age. The introduction of pattern-making on surface, in concert with the spatial implications of the form of the desk and the adjacent walls, make the whole operate experimentally on timeless principles, yet so appropriately in the context of the societal and economic forces that come to bear in this specific time.”