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Honored with Two Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards

We are please to announce that Fast Company has honored two of our projects with Innovation by Design Awards. Caltech Resnick Sustainability Center was honored in the General Excellence, Spaces and Places, and Sustainability category and Museum of Tolerance Social Lab in the Experience Design category. 

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eVap 15, Yazdani Studio

eVap 1500

eVap 1500
CANNONDESIGN Product Group
2013

The eVap1500 Heat Exchanging Water Cooling Unit offers an efficient means to cool laboratory processes and equipment without using tap water or small air-cooled chiller units with compressors. This eliminates the related flood risks associated with using tap water, and saves potentially thousands of gallons of fresh water a day at continuous use—reducing the heat, noise and complexity associated with local compressor chiller units as well.

Traveler’s Cocoon

Traveler’s Cocoon.
Inspired by the seductive forms of nature, we set out to create a piece of luggage that would explore the variable relationship between traveler’s needs and length of travel – one that could push, pull, resize, add, subtract, reveal, obscure, disguise, and suggest.
The larval shell or cocoon which protects young insects (pupa) is the basis for our design. A cocoon may be tough or soft, opaque or translucent, solid or mesh, shaded in a variety of colors, or composed of multiple layers, depending on the type of insect. As insects develop they cut themselves out of the cocoon – some are constructed with built-in lines of weakness along which they will tear from inside and form exit holes. Our design utilizes this phenomenon of nature to provide our own openings into the case.
Akin to an indigenous North American using the papoose to carry their young, the amorphous, tractable valise allows the traveler to protect their possessions while providing comfort and flexibility for easy transport.
As an analog to architectural notions of structure, identity/image, and enclosure, this single adaptable system blurs distinctions between suitcase, design statement and protection from the elements while fulfilling the needs of each. Additionally a single travel case, with the flexibility to resize to depending on the purpose and duration of travel, parallels a building envelope system that can adapt to different program and environmental conditions.

Wearable

WEARABLE
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN MUSEUM
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
2012

We set out to create a garment that would explore the variable relationship between clothing and body – one that could push, pull, resize, add, subtract, reveal, obscure, disguise, and suggest.
As an analog to architectural notions of structure, identity/image, and enclosure, this single adaptable system blurs distinctions between undergarment, fashion statement, and protection from the elements while fulfilling the needs of each. Additionally, a single garment with the flexibility to resize to different body types and scales parallels a building envelope system that can adapt to different program needs at building and local scales.

University of Utah, Lassonde Studios, Living Pod, Yazdani Studio

Sleeping Pod

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