Today, at 6pm, the Arquétipo Awards Ceremony will take place at the OASRN headquarters.
The programme for today’s Arquétipo Awards Ceremony includes the announcement of the winner of Research Master Prize N°41. The Master Prize is awarded to the proposal that recognises the greatest potential for responding to market needs and trends, with the aim of effectively supporting the development of a research project and a prototype.
JJTeixeira is one of the companies taking part in the 3rd edition of the Arquétipo Award. This award, organised by the Portuguese Architects’ Association, aims to promote closer ties between industry and architects, looking for ideas with direct applicability in the construction sector. The winning proposal of the 3rd edition of the N41st Innovation Award of the Arquétipo Prize is an office partition, which integrates wood, cardboard and burel, designed by architect Sérgio Magalhães, in collaboration with Catarina Rodrigues and Tiago Nogueira.
The jury, made up of two JJTeixeira members and architect José Carvalho Araújo, noted that the winning proposal uses the materials initially proposed by the company and systematises the entire construction process. It also demonstrates the multiple possibilities for combining the pieces, showing versatility and flexibility.
The study of the construction process also reveals the feasibility of the solution. The jury also emphasised the timelessness of the solution and that the product’s identity justifies its name – PEG.GO.
“PEG.GO, a product inspired by the peg board, is a truly multifunctional system that any user can make the most of, taking advantage of its ability to transform and adapt to the needs of a given period or physical space. PEG.GO is an effective way of reconfiguring spaces, almost immediately, without the need for anything more than an assembly plan and creativity. Users themselves are invited to define the ideal formal structure, autonomously, and without the need for professional technical support, including installers or building work. The very name of the product reflects what it stands for, a peg (PEG) board ready to be activated/altered/adapted (GO) – PEG.GO, the perfect ally for workspaces such as offices, universities, libraries, museums, cafés, coworking spaces, among others. Created from the logic of construction based on fitting and joints typical of Japanese carpentry, the structures (small and large) are assembled from notches and grooves, avoiding as far as possible the undifferentiated use of screws and other techniques that have a significant impact on the cost, labour and production of the solution. (…)”