doublespace win two 2020 Architizer A+ Awards for Architectural Photography
doublespace photography = Amanda + Younes. They make simple, bold, and elegant architectural photography. Their creative vision is the product of their combined experience and diametrically opposed backgrounds; Amanda is trained as an architect and worked in the field for five years, while Younes is a former biologist-turned-landscape-photographer. Their work has helped clients garner several national and international awards and is regularly featured in architecture and design magazines. doublespace photography was also awarded the 2019 Canadian Architect Award for Excellence in Architectural photography
Toronto-based architectural photography duo doublespace photography recently swept the 2020 Architizer A+ Awards in the Photography and Video category. Doublespace claimed both the jury and the popular vote awards for their photographs of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s Horizon Neighbourhood.
The A+Awards received over 5,000 entries from 100+ countries. Notable Jurors included Amanda Levete (Principal, AL_A), Christian Benimana (Director, Africa Design Centre), David de Rothschild (explorer and climate activist), Aric Chen (curator, Design Miami/Basel), and Neri Oxman (designer and faculty, MIT Media Lab). A Jury-selected Winner and a Popular Choice Winner were awarded in each of the 115 categories, with over 400,000 votes cast by the voting public.
About Horizon Neighbourhood
Horizon, designed by esteemed Canadian architecture firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, is the first pre-designed neighborhood to be built at 9,000 feet elevation on Powder Mountain, Utah. It consists of 30 cabins ranging in size from 1,000- 3,000 square feet. Commissioned as a home base for Summit Series, an ambitious speaker program that attracts a community of innovators and social impact investors from a broad range of fields, this new village is an architectural expression of Summit’s values: community building, climate responsiveness, and land stewardship. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s modest cabins stand in contrast to the excessive architecture that is now typical of resorts in the Mountain West. This is MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s first completed project of many currently in construction in the United States since opening a satellite studio in Denver last year. The practice is well known for drawing on regional building practices and material culture, as well as looking to local climate and landscape, to create responsive contemporary architecture that expresses archetypal qualities and universal resonance.
Photo credit: doublespace photography