Arcari + Iovino Architects PC has received a design award in a design competition run by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) NJ, NY and PA chapters.
The competition had received 164 eligible submissions that were narrowed down to 68 finalists. The AIA selected 34 projects by 28 firms to receive an award in recognition from the following award tiers: Silver Medal, Honor Award and Merit Award.
Arcari + Iovino Architects PC was awarded with an Honor Award for their project entitled Japan Solderless Technology – Production Center. This project consisted of producing a building that correlated with the natural environment of the area. The building was produced to ensure it sloped and mended with the terrain. With that being said, the construction worked around the aesthetically pleasing rock garden and water flow of the area.
Along with this, the building was uniquely inspired by nature in its form that resembled a tree. This allowed for the building to have a trunk-like main axis with a central corridor and segments stretching outward like branches. Each segment that reached from the spine varied in size based on the function of it, adding a more detailed approach, yet simplistic look to the treelike resemblance.
Upon perusing through the building and its branches, it is clear to see that there are plenty of visually pleasing features including outdoor gardens. Arcari + Iovino Architects PC made sure to provide a beneficial tie to nature allowing for a pleasant workspace and a soft adaptation for the building into the environment. This project was noted for providing solutions for client’s needs, as well as creating a pleasant workplace for employees by connecting to nature.