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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2009 awards -> unicaHOME


Entry number: IE09012
Project Name: unicaHOME
Building Type: Showroom
Completion Date: April 2008
Building Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type of Construction: Type VA
Materials Used: Gyp bd, tile, acrylic paint, polygal
Building Area: 18,200 sf
Architect: assemblageSTUDIO

Statement of Design Approach:
Design as a container for “Museum Quality Objects of Furniture” Clean modernist lines reflecting the lines of the objects.

Container or “the” object of design. Putting aside any pre conceived design exuberance, the design of unicaHOME’s new showroom places the importance on the furniture, many of which could be “objects of art” within themselves. Instead, the furniture is placed upon simple platforms to elevate their visibility within the showroom much like objects within a museum. Walls are used as backdrops with design graphics. These graphics are placed within the showroom as paintings in one’s home. Polycarbonate panels surround the lighting studio enable the glow to fill the space. The design is straight forward, with an emphasis on clean modern lines embellished with great modern furniture… simple and to the point.

Sustainable Description:
Daylighting strategies included:

  • Incorporating existing skylight
  • No obstruction with existing north glazing
  • Clearsotry bounces light back to non window clearstory
  • Locally manufactured
  • Recycled content
  • Low voc paints
  • Existing concrete was used, non toxic sealer applied
  • Platforms were built by using all modular components to reduce waste



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Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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