Building goods, lighting, and furnishings that benefited from engineering breakthroughs as well as those produced via digital technology dominated architectural record’s Products of the Year, the magazine’s annual award competition for the best and brightest offerings in the industry. A jury of six architects, lighting designers, and interiors experts—most with extensive knowledge in both engineering and production methods—judged the contest, which this year added a ninth category, Hardware, Software, & Control Systems, to address the growing role of sensors and connected devices.
Each juror rated hundreds of entries according to their usefulness, aesthetics, and degree of innovation. The winners, ranging from Arktura’s SoftFold parametrically designed acoustic ceiling to Shildan Group’s Fabrik dry-joint architectural mesh system, can be viewed in their entirety here.
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