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.
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.
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.
STUDENT: Jean-Paul El Hachem
SCHOOL: USEK – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
PROFESSORS: Elie Haddad
YEAR: Fall 2012
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!
Just as we are about to get a glimpse into the world of the academic architectural studios of Pratt Institute, “The Competition” trailer is released. If you haven’t already witnessed it yourself, “The Competition” is going to be an in depth look into what goes into winning some of today’s most sought after architectural projects. Five of today’s “Starchitects” (Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault, and Norman Foster) were filmed as they battle it out for the future National Museum of Art of Andorra, a first in the Pyrenees small country. Check it out after the jump!
PRODUCTION: Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS)
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Angel Borrego Cubero
ARCHITECTS: Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault, Norman Foster
One of our first posts on Futures+, almost 2 years ago now, was our first glimpse into the filming of ArchiCULTURE. A short documentary about the lives of several thesis design students at Pratt, by far the hardest year for any architecture student. It was three years in the making and the film crew spent countless hours in studio following these students and interviewing some of today’s top architects. Finally a glimpse into the academic animal that is known as studio! Check it out after the jump!
Last week was crazy in Boston and we know it wasn’t easy to focus on studio work, especially all you archy’s in Boston. Our hearts go out to you as we know the long nights and countless days in studio are growing close to an end. F+ is right here to help you find that last minute inspiration. Once your reviews are done, and you get some shut eye, let us showcase your work, or even suggest a college that we should check out!
Some architects live for straight lines and simple geometrical forms, and others are enticed by the elegance and seductiveness of a curve. Jason Orbe-Smith & Keyla Hernandez’s exploration into curvature with their Bundle House certainly would catch the eye of both sides of the conversation. The language and detail of the curve is given strength and rigor through the exploration of digital scripting, where the spaces flow into each other and visual densities define private and public space through the fenestration. Even the landscape and vegetation allows for the architecture to defining its own spatial relationship to the site. Our only criticism is trying to call this a single family home, the programmatic strength and study could greater serve as a new possible network of urban sprawl. Check it out after the jump!