Awards & Honors

Faculty Entry Shortlisted for The Davidson Prize 2021

Gonzalo Lopez, adjunct associate professor and co-founder and partner of knitknot architecture, has been shortlisted to the Davidson Prize with the project “Camera Lucida,” a proposal made by knitknot architecture, D’Lab, and Sandra Javera. The project is one of 18 entries to move forward in the Davidson Prize 2021.

The theme of the 2021 Davidson Prize is “Home/Work – A New Future,” searching for thought-provoking ideas that help inform the debate about working from home. Camera Lucida aims to re-create exterior space inside, using an adaptable device that brings the external environment (daylight, air, reflections, nature) into homes through existing windows. Inspired by early folding cameras, a glass and steel structure conceived as a lens frame captures light via mirrored shelves. Populated with plants, vases, or other objects, the shelves rotate to reflect tracked sunlight and exterior scenery back into the room, enhancing connections with the outdoors.

Click here to see more about the project.