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The Design Pittsburgh People's Choice Award is your opportunity to weigh in on some of the recently designed (or redesigned) places and spaces in our community. Architecture is a part of our daily environment and we want to hear from you what good design means to you.
As you look through the projects submitted, ask yourself: Does the project inspire you? Would you enjoy spending time in that space? How does the project enhance or serve our community?
If the home had been built, it would have become a Pittsburgh icon, connecting people and places together through metal, hills, and water. The project was live-work and although building on the site was permitted, the site was so steep that devising a viable construction strategy took extraordinary methods.
As the design continued to progress, we partnered with a neuroscience graduate and used this project to explore the impact of architecture on the human brain. The completed design aims to create a dynamic, enriching experience by applying three interwoven neuroscientific principles: biophilia, or nature-informed design; sensory engagement; and cognitive stimulation.
Category: Conceptual / Unbuilt
Architecture Firm: Fisher ARCHitecture
Project Team: Eric Fisher, Principal, AIA; Alice Russell; Sean Echnat; Alexis Moffa; Emma Spatig, AIAS; Zachary Toth, AIAS
Engineers: Providence Engineering, Nathaniel Babyak - Structural Engineer, Pennsylvania Soil and Rock, Inc., Kevin Brissette - Geotechnical Engineer
Photographer: Eric Fisher
Consultants: Amelie Construction and Supply, Scott Stonecheck - Borings Consultant
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