June 15, 2017

Radical Innovation Names This Year’s Finalists

The eleventh annual installment of Radical Innovation, a competition showcasing and evaluating paradigm-shifting designs in the field of hospitality, announced its finalists this month.

Vertical Micro-Climate by Arno Matis Architecture Inc. is a year-round, environmentally-friendly vacation spot that serves as a tropical retreat in the mountains of Vancouver Island.

Play Design Hotel is a Taiwanese hotel offering carefully-curated rooms which allow local designers to test their products with international guests, the rooms also encourage those visitors to interact with the country’s design culture in the most direct possible way.

Living the Till by EoA Inc. is a temporary, transportable, cable-supported mesh platform that functions as a seasonal resort 30-feet above the woodland floor with virtually no negative effects on the environment that sustains it.

Vertical Micro-Climate by Arno Matis Architecture, Living by the Till by EoA, Inc., and Play Design Hotel as its own submission are the three professional finalists vying for the $10,000 grand prize.

Hyperloop Hotel by Brandan Siebrecht is a series of travelling suites composed of shipping containers which offer made-to-order layouts and the ability to port at thirteen different hotel locations around the United States.

Garden House by Caspar Schols is a climate-defying, dual-shell home featuring a unique combination of double glass, Douglas wood, and steel that makes the house comfortable, energy efficient, and open to its surroundings.

Hyperloop Hotel by Brandan Siebrecht from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is this year’s student winner. The honorable mention is Garden House by Caspar Schols of the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

The five projects will be shared with spectators on October 4 at the New Museum in New York.  Following exhibitions, a vote will decide the grand-prize winner.

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