For the past decade, Architizer has been celebrating building products that make a difference. From façade systems to furniture, windows to wall coverings, and landscape design products to lighting, innovative materials and components are essential to the realization of great architecture — indoors and out. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the A+Product Awards honors the world’s best building products and the people behind them, as chosen by the architects and design professionals that select them each day in their projects.
Based on a rigorous review of the technical and aesthetic elements, more than 50 brands received top A+Product Award accolades. Each winner is represented on the pages of this year’s “The World’s Best Building Products 2022” eBook, a user-friendly compendium of high-quality product images accompanied by compelling descriptions. As always, the digital publication featuring the winners is a 100% free, easily accessible resource for designers around the world:
This year’s eBook also includes interviews with some of this season’s standout winners. For specifying architects, this digital publication forms an evergreen resource for researching forward-thinking building products and pioneering manufacturers for use in projects.
What makes these products stand out from the rest?
Thousands of votes were cast from every continent, providing a compelling picture of exemplary design through the lens of those that use and enjoy these products within completed buildings and spaces. The judging criteria for products entailed a rigorous review of the technical and aesthetic elements of each entry, and were split into three broad categories: Aesthetics, Performance and Integration.
Firstly, Aesthetics encompasses the visible shape and materiality of the product. The jury considered the product’s form, detailing and quality, evaluating its relationship to the architecture it inhabits and the users who experience it.
Secondly, Performance refers to achieving the often complex goals for which a product is intended. The jury were particularly focused on uncovering innovations that utilize new materials, improve existing building practices, or address new needs.
Finally, Integration refers to a product’s potential to become ubiquitous – a design ‘staple’ – in a given category. The jury looked for products with the ability to be successfully implemented, durable, user friendly, brand relevant and applicable to a wide variety of challenges that architects face today.
How should architects use this eBook?
To get the most out of this eBook, make sure to keep it top-of-mind and use it as a reference point from the very beginning, during the conceptual stages of each project. The earlier you collaborate with manufacturers, the more efficiently they can work with you to help bring your designs to life on the construction site.
The products showcased on these pages all won A+Awards this year, but they are just a starting point for further exploration. Each manufacturer is constantly working to address the evolving needs of architects and their clients. Be sure to reach out to them to learn more about their current product range, and ask what they have in development. Together, creative designers and product manufacturers will shape the future of architecture.
As the world meets with increasingly complex and large-scale challenges pertaining to climate change, health, socio-economic turbulence and supply chain issues, the brands featured here are proving resilient and adaptable in the face of change. Their products provide the reliability needed by architects and designers to deliver continual success to their clients.
Simultaneously, the designers behind them are not afraid to experiment and iterate in order to improve their offerings and find new approaches to benefit the wider built environment. The World’s Best Building Products 2023 is designed as a valuable resource for designers who are looking for products that match their architectural vision, combining the key requirements of form and function with a dose of creative inspiration.
The brands behind them can be approached as key design collaborators, with teams made up of product experts and technical consultants that can help architects find exceptional solutions to even the most complex projects. Without further ado, explore this exhibition of design innovation, and discover what your firm’s next masterpiece might be made of:
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