The days of summer are a welcomed relief after a year buried in studio, where you are constantly straining, flexing, pushing the designer within. Today we came across a short film sharing a glimpse into the culture and students of SCI-Arc. The life of an architecture student is perfectly framed by LJ Roxas as “High Speed and always running”. Never stop running and check out the film after the jump!
SCHOOL: SCI-Arc FILM: Ryan Tyler Martinez YEAR: 2013
It summer time and classes are over! FUTURES+ would like to bring to your attention X|A Advanced Architectural Design Workshops Summer 2013. X|Atelier is organizing three international intensive workshops of Advanced Architectural Design. The X|A Summer Workshops 2013 are led by X|A principals Erick Cárcamo (SCI-ARC) and Nefeli Chatzimina (USC) in collaboration with Sevgi Türkkan (ITU) all graduates of Columbia University in New York City. As part of an ongoing academic research, X|A workshops introduce participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art.
Today we’re showing what may seem as a more basic project. But there’s a great design sense in this project from Isaac and Noah at Kent State. The small decisions that shaped the design of the building really create a great sense of place that we really appreciate. Also, there model looks aces, check it out.
One of our favorite things about architecture school is the ability to go nuts and create forms from anything you can think of. We’r really diggin’ this project from Ben at SCI-Arc. Using a pattern within a field condition, he creates living spaces at different scales, using the same tessellated pattern. The graphics are what we really like about this project, going nuts with color, providing a playful change to the normal black and white drawings.
The long nights and countless days in studio are almost over or OVER! F+ is here for you to showcase all that hard work. Let us showcase your work, or suggest a colleague that we should check out! Follow us on Twitter, Instragram, Facebook or what ever you fancy. F+ will be coming at you all summer with great design inspiration and projects.
Check out this crazy project from Mehrzad & Somayyeh at Sci-Arc. Made to better bridge the gap between digitally designed, computational geometries and their physical construction, it’s a series of small shading structures made to form a network that shades an entire stadium. Check it out.
Here at Futures Plus, we don’t normally show off any products or things you can buy. We’re more about ideas, but today we have something a little different. This is the Tiptop speaker, a simple bluetooth speaker that you can pair with your smart phone, computer, whatever. But the thing we love about it, is the design is meant to transform space. The geometry of the case is meant to nestle into a corner, and change the acoustics of the speaker, creating a space filled with sound. We can’t speak to it’s effectiveness, but we love the idea of transforming your space with just a simple addition. If you wanna see more, check out their kickstarter page at the bottom, and maybe donate some money. If you do get one, let us know how it affects your space.
STUDENTS: Alex, Jack and Madeleine
SCHOOL: Stanford KICKSTARTER: TIPTOP
Today, we’re showing an F+ original, from Jean-Paul, at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. His design for a cultural center is based on the idea of stitching the chaotic urban environment of Dbayeh with the natural setting of Naher El Kaleb. The design uses integrated green spaces to create a transition between the 2 areas, creating a flowing environment. Check it out.
We came across this amazing short documentary about Lawrence Lek’s design process and experimentation. Having gone to Cooper Union, the AA, and Trinity College Lawrence is currently a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum. Exploring through ready materials and simple connections you can see as he works from his initial drawings to its built form, as he plays with bending plywood. Check it out after the jump!
For years Futures+ has been checking out the work of Joe Kosinski, and after seeing their new behind the scene glimpse into “Oblivion” we had to share. Besides it is Friday, the weather is amazing, and we all know you could use a nice studio break with some amazing inspiration!
FILM: Creating the World of “Oblivion” (2013) DISIGNERS: Director Joe Kosinski,Lead Graphics animator David “dlew” Lewandowski, and Design Director Bradley “Gmunk” Munkowitz YEAR: 2013