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October 10, 2013 / grcramer

precedence_SHoP Architects

The first view upon entering the studio of SHoP Architects is a wall full of model airplanes. These airplanes visualize the firm’s overarching philosophy of “performance-based design”, in which form maximizes the capabilities of a building. While performance-based design is second-nature in the aviation and automotive industries, it is a rare stance amongst architecture firms.

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