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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Fog Bank- Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo Thesis Studio

Check out this installation done for a senior thesis studio at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.  The installation acts to create an environment that creates a certain mood within the space.  Although a little vague in terms of actual definition, (all spaces are in some way affective) we like the form and the way it comes down to invade the space.

STUDENTS: Patrick Delorey, Keith Houchin, Matthew Moran, Ryan Ouimette, Reid Nystrom, Scot Bailey, Kristin Larson, Eric Nulman, Kai Liao, Adam Terwall, Eugene Kosgoron, Monica Sterrett, Aramis Arciga
SCHOOL: Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo
CLASS: Affective Environments
PROFESSOR: Eric Nulman

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REFRACT- Adam E. Anderson, Christian Poules & Alex Diaz

Check out this awesome installation from RISD students.  Created using acrylic, LEDs, and arduinos, the installation is an interactive environment that responds to the inhabitant.  Although it’s a bit small, we’d love to see a large scale installation of something like this.

STUDENT: Adam E Anderson, Christian Poules & Alex Diaz
SCHOOL: Rhode Island School of Design
CLASS: Digital Constructs Fall 2011

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FIVE FELLOWS – Young Architects Buy Detroit Home


We’re heading back to Detroit today, for another UM Taubman School project.  This one was a shot at revitalizing a dead home.  The students bought a house, more like a box, for $500, and created multiple interventions within the home.  Each one seeks to create a unique moment within the home.  Take a look!

SCHOOL: U. of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
FELLOWS: Meredith MillerThomas MoranRosalyne ShiehCatie NewellEllie Abrons
COURSE: Five Fellows – Architecture Fellows design and research work
YEAR: 2009 – 2010


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Detroit Installation- University of Michigan

Check out this small installation on the facade of an old store in Detroit.  Created from metal triangles, the facade maintains security of the space within, while at the same time allowing natural light to penetrate.  This is a great project, and a pretty great way to draw attention to an area at a smaller local scale.

SCHOOL: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning ( U of Michigan)
STUDENTS:
  Anand Amin, Andrew Aulerich, Lauren Bebry, Ashley Goe, Tarlton Long,  Justin Mast, Andrew McCarthy, Matt Nickel, Kurt Schleicher, Andrew Stern, Lauren Vasey, Ning Wang, and Brenna Williams
PROFESSORS: Catie Newell, Maciej Kaczynski.

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Architectural Installations – Florida International University

Today we’re showcasing a whole class of work, from students in FIU’s Architectural Installations Class, taught by Alfredo Andia.  The installations range in scale and design method, but each one creates a unique piece, explicitly without a purpose.  Although these objects are not representative of any architectural space, they teach lessons in fabrication.  We’ve chosen a few to show, as well as the outline from the professor.  Check em’ out.

SCHOOL:  Florida International University
PROFESSOR: Alfredo Andia
CLASS: Architectural Installations
YEAR: Fall 2011

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Sidiali Family- Jolan van der Wiel & Josha Roymans

Today we’re going to branch out into something that’s not necessarily architecture.  The project deals with many of the same factors though, like space and use.  An installation to create a “playground” in an urban plaza.

STUDENT: Jolan van der Wiel, Josha Roymans
CLASS: Graduate Design Project
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Plastic Bag Installation – Robert Janson – Lund University

The students of the Lund Technical College of Sweden were given the challenge to design and create a geometrical installation to inhabit an empty space.  Robert Janson, and his fellow classmates, chose to use plastic carrier bags to create their delicate structure.  The final design was simple and delicate, as the bags explode into the space and dance against the light.  They approached architecture not to create space, but to inhabit space.

SCHOOL: Lund Technical University
PROFESSORS: Theodore Sarantoglou Lalis, Dora Sweijd
and David Erkan
STUDENTS: Emilia Thurin Melin, Karin Backlund, Kim Öhrström, Alexander Carlén, David OttossonEmanuel Kjellberg, Filip Mayer, Johan Svartnäs, Petter Nilsson, Robert Janson
COURSE: Workshop
YEAR: 2011

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Danaus, A Polymorphic Installation- Tulane, Digital Fabrication

Tulane architecture students in Ammar Eloueini’s Digital Fabrication class have created a pretty interesting little installation.  Starting with the idea of anamorphic graphics, the students created a structure that appears as one form when viewed correctly, but is made up of different pieces, each unique.  The pieces range in depth, up to 10 inches thick, where the form acts as a bookshelf. 

STUDENTS: Sam Levin, & Others
PROFESSOR: Ammar Eloueini
SCHOOL: Tulane University SoA
CLASS: Digital Fabrication
YEAR: 2011
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