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Jonathan Enns − Princeton, New Jersey

[Shortlist: 10 students from around the world] The AR highlights 10 emerging architecture students from renowned architecture schools across the world

Jonathan Enns (winner of Henry Adams AIA Certificate and the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize) − Princeton, New Jersey

Tutor: Axel Kilian

Beauty’s Found Geometries

Working with Axel Kilian, a computer design specialist, student Jonathan Enns looked not at the usual curvilinear surfaces associated with digital design, but at natural form: actual, physical trees. He scanned tree trunks on site, digitised the information and devised a unique approach not only to preserve the natural features of his chosen site - the Nakashima Studio in New Hope Pennsylvania - but to ‘build with nature’ in a new way, assisted by the most sophisticated digital design tools available today. He designed a pavilion striking in its own right as an architectural proposition, but also suggestive of new design principles that could have a wider impact in the field.

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