Ball-Nogues wins Best of Category in I.D. Magazine's Design Review
August 7, 2006 - Fashioned from a scaly assemblage of 504 CNC-milled parametric Mylar petals, riveted together and reinforced with bundled nylon and Aramid fibers, Maximilian's Schell is a swirling, shade-providing canopy pitched over an improvised outdoor space between two Spanish-colonial houses in Silver Lake.
For this project, International Design Magazine awarded Los Angeles VectorWorks Architect users Ball-Nogues Best in Category for Environments in its 52nd Annual Design Review.
The jury responded not only to the installation's technological bravura, but also to the integrity of its realization. "So often projects that come out of CAD are all over the place," juror Michael Arad observed. "This one has a nice geometry underlying it, and an order and a hierarchy I appreciate." He also liked that the structure wasn't based on architectural smoke and mirrors. "Usually in those translations everybody relies on rods and a second armature to create that blobby space."