BBA wins 2017 AIA Award 2017 Oct
BBA won an AIA “Divine Detail” award for its Cucuyo Project at the PAMM. Cucuyo was designed for STARR Catering Group and is used as an outdoor bar at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The work was made in collaboration with Amsterdam-based MX3D. The bar was installed in early September 2017. The official opening was on September 14, 2017.
The following is an excerpt of the AIA juror’s comments describing the project:
“This is the embodiment of Divine Details. Taking a relatively new technology and executing it at full scale provides great promise in 3-D printing. Integrating the means and methods in a sculptural way may redefine the concept of master builder for the 21st century—highly thought-out detailing of a potentially complex form. At first glance, the simple form creates a clean manifold to house the café program. The fanning mesh of steel trusses is fascinating, richer as the viewer approaches the surface, and a welcome demonstration of next-generation fabrication.”