We are excited to announce that DFA's Seed Cone Pavilion for the annual FIGMENT City of Dreams 2017 Pavilion competition on Governor's Island was selected as one of four runner's up out of over 100 design proposals.
In rethinking the model of temporary pavilion architecture, DFA asked the question: What if we could build a temporary structure that actually dissolved to leave a garden in its absence? The Seed Cone Pavilion is inspired by the cone of the Pitch Pine Tree native to Governor’s Island. We conceived a reusable, transportable structure that is recharged to restore indigenous plant life to any context in which it is placed. The Pavilion’s form easily accommodates varied programs and events such as musical performances and educational classes, in addition to providing simple, elegant shelter from sun, wind, and rain.
After the completion of our biggest DWR studio to date, at 26,000 SF, Laith sat down with GRAY editorial director Jaime Gillin and Andee Hess of Osmose Design to discuss how designers shape retail environments and industry trends as part of the Grand Opening VIP ceremony events.
In November 2016, DFA's Wynwood Arcade was the recipient of two prestigious awards.
We were recognized by the Miami AIA chapter with the Merit Award of Excellence for Architecture less than 50,000 SF.
The Wynwood Arcade also drew attention from the American Architecture Prize with an Honorable Mention in the Mixed-Use Architecture category.
In each issue, Interior Design features a project that highlights the process of drawing and sketching to create a design concept. Our principal, Laith Sayigh and the Wynwood Arcade were featured in the August issue of Interior Design in their Art & Architecture Issue.