GRAY AWARDS 2018
GRAY—an international media company focused on architecture, interiors, design, and culture—unveiled the winners of the 2018 GRAY Awards competition at its signature GRAY Awards Party held in Seattle, and in GRAY magazine issue No. 43. A custom-crafted trophy, designed by acclaimed glass artist John Hogan, were awarded to each of the 10 designs selected by our esteemed panel of judges including New York-based multi-disciplinary firm AvroKo; Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon; architect and partner of Snøhetta, Elaine Molinar; interior designer Ken Fulk; globally acclaimed David and Peter Walker, DWP Landscape Architects; and fashion designer Adam Lippes. GRAY selected the winning Design For Good entry. The magazine also highlighted more than a dozen "editors' picks" of standout design. Read about it all in issue 43.
THE 2018 GRAY AWARD WINNERS
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THE 2018 JUDGING PANEL
YES, IN MY BACKYARD.
BLOCK BY BLOCK.
50% of ticket proceeds to the GRAY Awards Party were donated to The Block Project, a new approach to alleviating homelessness.
The BLOCK Project aims to put a completely self-sustaining 109-square-foot BLOCK Home in the backyard of one single-family lot on every residentially zoned block within the city of Seattle. The homes, designed by BLOCK Architects, will have solar panels for electricity, filtered rainwater for plumbing, and self-composting toilets. POSSIBLE is developing an app to mobilize entire neighborhoods, forming a support net for BLOCK Home inhabitants that will help them get back on their feet. The initiative is a non-profit program managed by Facing Homelessness. Facing Homelessness launched in Seattle in 2011 and has 25 affiliate programs in other cities.
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