PriSchool – Glen Santayana

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In America the concept of how prisons should work and how they are designed has greatly been overlooked, and hardly changed.  Glen Santayana took a vastly different look at how a mixture between architecture, urban planning, and a radically different approach in how we treat non-violent offenders for his PriSchool prison design.  Glen takes the idea of a prison as an institution of punishment, and flips it to  a place of reform and education.  The title is a cheeky play on words, however if we are about to pay for these inmates to sit in prison, why not educate them beyond right from wrong.  Check it out after the jump and make sure to check out Glen Santayana full thesis book at the end!

STUDENT: Glen Santayana
SCHOOL:
Harvard GSD
PROFESSORS: John Hong + Jinhee Park
COURSE: Spring Thesis
YEAR: 2013

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Amsterdam Workplace VI – Yaohua Wang

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Last year we came across Yaohua Wang’s work done at SCI-Arc, and we are back to check a new project done at the Harvard GSD.  Yaohua Wang’s work takes a look at the world and culture of the changing and ever emerging VFX (visual effects) industry.  The design strives to bring filming and post production all under one house.  The circulation whips through the building trying to tie the spaces together with this flowing network of progression through the building.  The renderings and graphic diagrams done by Yaohua Wang are strong architectural visual effects within themselves.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Yaohua Wang
SCHOOL:
Harvard GSD
PROFESSORS: Ben Van Berkel & Imola Berczi
YEAR: 2013

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The Irrational Real: A manual for Atomistic Architecture- Cara Liberatore, Harvard GSD

 

One of our favorite things about architecture is its ability to take any concept, and interpret it through the lens of the built environment.  And some of the most far out concepts come from grad students, especially those at some of the top schools, and rightly so.  Check out Cara Liberatore’s project, that seeks to codify a built environment into a rational categorization, and then break that down into an irrational representation of those pieces of information.

STUDENT: Cara Liberatore
PROFESSOR: Timothy Hyde
SCHOOL: Harvard GSD
CLASS: M. Arch Thesis
YEAR: Spring 2012

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Of the Senses – Glen Santayana – Harvard GSD


When you woke up this morning did you text somebody before you spoke with somebody?  Maybe chat with a friend on Facebook before saying good morning to your co-worker or even view your tweets for today’s news instead of listening to the new anchor?  The fact of the matter is with today’s technology we are plugged in and tuned out our surroundings.  As a culture our social networks have exploded, but physical interaction is shrinking.  It is this notion that Glen Santayana’s architectural dialogue for ‘Of the Senses’ brings forth.  The project is an investigation of behavior and operation at the sensorial level in our relationship to our built space.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Harvard GSD
STUDENT: 
Glen Santayana
CRITICS: Mariana Ibanez + Simon Kim : www.ikstudio.com
YEAR: 2012

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Point Cloud – James Leng – Harvard GSD


Often we look at our surrounding environment as the parameters that we are required to design around in order to create some form of shelter.  Weather is a tangible, yet an elusive masterpiece.  We can analyze and calculate all the data; we can taste the rain, and bask in the sun, but will still don’t fully understand all of Mother Nature’s tricks.  However James Leng’s project attempts to translate all of that digital data back into analog movement.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Harvard Graduate School of Design
STUDENT: James Leng
YEAR: 2012

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Surface Deep- Asensio Mah, GSD

We recently saw Asensio’s project, Canad Blooms Garden, over on Contemporist.  While nice, it reminded us about this other project of his, which we had seen a while ago.  The Surface Deep garden provides a garden wall that creates a vibrant space.  The wall acts as a secondary green space, blurring the boundary between the architecture and the environment.

STUDENT: Asensio Mah
SCHOOL: Harvard GSD
YEAR: 2011

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Light Monumentality – Glen J. Santayana


F+ is kicking off the week with Light Monumentality by Glen Santayana from our backyard at the Harvard GSD.  The project is a play on visual transparency through the organization of a field condition to create enclosure and openness.  The transparency achieved through this field of columns is understood at varying levels in relation to place.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD)
STUDENT: Glen J. Santayana
CRITICS: John Hong + Jinhee Park
YEAR: 2011

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Fabricating Grounds: Ice Shelter Installation – Koepcke + Prado


We are heading back to the Harvard to check out a temporary structure designed by Carl Koepcke, Marshall Prado.  This takes building an igloo to the next level, instead of shoveling together heavy blocks of snow, these GSD students used a little parametric modeling, some digital fabrication, and a lot of ingenuity to design and construct this project. Nine hours of construction and 92 unique panels of 3 mil plastic sheeting and some double-sided polyester tape and you check out what happen next after the jump!

SCHOOL:  Harvard Graduate School of Design 
STUDENTS: Carl Koepcke, Marshall Prado
PROFESSORS: David Mah
YEAR: 2012

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MUD HALL – 2012 Loeb Fellows


This weekend F+ was roaming through the streets of Boston to check out Harvard’s Mud Hall rammed earth project outside of the GSD’s Gund Hall.  The instillation is showing off the age old practice of rammed earth for building construction and as a way to challenge today’s ideas about “Green Design” practices. Make sure to follow at mudhall.wordpress.comas we will be making sure F+ is back to check it out at completion.

SCHOOL: Harvard GSD
PROJECT: http://mudhall.wordpress.com/
LOCATION:
Gund Hall
YEAR: 2012

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Mediating Mediums; The Digital 3D- Greg Tran, Harvard GSD

We’re gonna start off the week a little easy here, let you all ease on into another 5 days.  Today’s project is from Greg at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, his thesis, which discusses the use of 3D technology, and it’s possibility to actually become a 3-dimensional interpretation of our digital world.  See the rest here.

STUDENT: Greg Tran
SCHOOL: Harvard Graduate School of Design
PROFESSOR: Mack Scogin
CLASS: Thesis

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