Contract - July/August 2013 - (Page 138)

Competition: inspirations awards 2013 Inspirations Awards Winners in partnership with tandus flooring, Contract magazine announced the winners of the fifth annual inspirations awards at a reception in the tandus flooring showroom in the merchandise mart in Chicago on sunday, June 9. the awards celebrate socially responsible commercial interior design in two categories: built projects and practice-based initiatives. the design of the toms shoes headquarters by shimoda design group received a $5,000 grant in the built project category, while mass design group received a $1,000 grant in the practice category for a doctors’ housing facility in rwanda. honorable mentions were given to three diverse projects and one practice-based initiative. the competition jurors were michael bonomo, iida, director of corporate interior design for francis Cauffman; gary Lee, iida, president of gary Lee partners; and rachelle schoessler Lynn, fasid, senior associate with meyer, scherer & rockcastle. built project winner Project toms shoes Where playa Vista, California Designer shimoda design group When designing the headquarters for TOMS Shoes, Shimoda Design Group sought to reflect the spirit of the company’s core values. The unique business model, in which TOMS donates half of its shoes to those in need, drove the organization of the space and inspired the use of humble and unadorned materials. A philosophy to build only what is needed led to the conservation of materials, such as using only 75 percent of the normal amount of drywall implemented in typical construction. Materials such as galvanized structural steel, cork board, white board, wood, and concrete were left in their natural, raw state. 138 july | august 2013

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Contract - July/August 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Tips on Developing Winning Proposals
Product Focus: Geometry Rules
Product Focus: From Brazil to London
Product Focus: Drawn from the Sea
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Google Dublin
Autodesk Milan
Dental Clinic
Botín Foundation
Competition: Inspirations Awards
Designers Select: Surfacing
Ad Index
Exhibition: MoMA Explores the Design Mind of Le Corbusier

Contract - July/August 2013