Evolver – Studio ALICE – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


Today’s project comes from the land of awesome chocolate, and pocket knives. They also make some great architecture projects too.  Studio ALICE’s structure creates a platform to frame views of the landscape, and focus the user on the views, instead of in towards the structure.

SCHOOL:  Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
COURSE:  Studio ALICE – 2nd Year
PROFESSORS: Dieter Dietz, Olivier Ottevaere, Daniel Pokora, Katia Ritz, Aline Dubach, Isabella Pasqualini
STUDENTS: Meredith Adrian llewelyn; Job Eveline; Belkhodja Ahmed; Clement Augustin; Di giambattista Olivier; Feihl Nicolas; Maire Samuel; Melly Benjamin; Lepoutre Martin; Nantermod Francois
YEAR: Semester 04, Spring 2009

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Teletropolis – Kervin W Brisseaux – Syracuse SOA



A dark look at architecture and technology, as we look at another ongoing conversation between man versus the machine.  How we as man create because we can, we invent because we think, and design because of passion.  Kervin Brisseaux pushes the philosophical view that even though each generation has pushed technology to advance the global culture, at which point does technology then in turn regress human evolution.

SCHOOL:  Syracuse SOA
STUDENT: Kervin W Brisseaux
COURSE: ARC 500 – Practice Alternatives
YEAR: 2008

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Fluid Motions School – Cal Poly – Jie Liang



One of today’s most controversial and iconic architects of today, Frank Gehry, is constantly pushing for architecture in motion.  Can a physical building give the notion of movement or do we, as the designers/architects, like to think that architecture can have a mental impact on the user?  Jie Liang from Cal Poly pushes fluid motions through the design of this school, through the use of materials, spacing, and the juxtaposition of organizational program.  However he mentions the notions of “speed” and “fluid dynamics”, are they notions or can this actually be felt in today’s architecture?

SCHOOL: Cal Poly
STUDENT: 
Jie Liang
PROFESSOR: Thomas Fowler
SEMESTER: 2010
COURSE: Third Year

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BUILDSMART 2011 – R.P.I./Politecnico Di Torino

Today we’re gonna do something a little different, and a little light in terms of content, but we think you’ll like it. Here’s a series of videos from the currently in progress studio from RPI and Politecnico di Torino students, in Italy.  Creating architectural components, and using arduino controllers, the students create pieces that react to given variables.  See some of the process videos next!

SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & Politecnico Di Torino
PROFESSORS: Lonn Combs (RPI) and Cesare Griffa (Polito)
COURSE:  BUILDSMART 2011 joint workshop
STUDENTS: Dorothy Underwood (RPI), Davide Scialo’ (Polito), Kira Wong (RPI), Chiara Bertetti (Polito), Caitlin Toczko (RPI), Diana Carolina González del Castillo (Polito), Carrie Ann Drexel (RPI), Rebecca Exley (RPI), Mauricio Pieschacon (Polito), Monika Gribergs (RPI), Marco Pedrazzo (Polito). Massimiliano Manno (Polito), Kathryn Brust (RPI), Mart Rose Basile (RPI), Shivanthi Narendran (RPI), Alice Birolo (Polito), Julia Emilanta Martoccia Grabazs (RPI), Enrico Arese (Polito), Denise Giordana (Polito), Aviel Rappoport (RPI),Ray Coello (Polito), Hyatt Tortorella (RPI), Kati Siu (RPI), Laura Moreno (Polito), Susan Bivone (RPI), Marcello Chiado’ Rana (Polito), Federico Borello (Polito),Nicole Courville (RPI), Anthony Hackmayer (Polito),Emily Mastropiero (RPI), Alex Rohr (RPI), Parker Bunce (RPI),Maria Alejandra Suarez (Polito)

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Ecstatic Spaces – Appropriation & Sublimation -Tara Keens-Douglas



F+ is bringing you a fresh new look into yet another master’s thesis from the University of Waterloo, by Tara Keens – Douglas.  The project teases the boundaries of architecture.  Is architecture fashion or is fashion architecture.  One creates space and another invades space, yet both are the object of interest, yet at different scales.  

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions” CoCo Chanel.

INSTITUTE: University of Waterloo, ON Canada
STUDENT NAME: Tara Keens – Douglas
COURSE: Master’s Thesis
YEAR: 2010

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PROJECTiONE

Some of you are currently working on your architectural thesis, while others are trying not to think about your nearing final year in school.  So we thought we’d mix it up a little today and bring to you a totally different style of approaching your thesis, done by four students from Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning.  This collaboration of students proposed a group thesis where they spent a year exploring the world of design fabrication and today’s modern fabrication equipment as a business platform.  And now a year out of school their company PROJECTiONE has joined the ranks of emerging architectural fabrications shops like THEVERYMANY and Bram Geenen.

SCHOOL:  STUDENTS: Adam BuenteKyle Perry,Elizabeth BooneEric Brockmeyer
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Canopy Design – Digital Architectural Lab

Computational design is always an interesting thing to see implemented in small scale designs, especially those at the human scale.  Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of a digital means of creation with the cruder physical world.  This project is a great example of that, a computationally designed bench and shade, done at the Digital Architectural Lab, sponsored by the Hunan University SoA.  The DAL is a workshop that brings together prominent architects in the computation field with students. This work done under the supervision of a few architects from Zaha Hadid’s office and UNstudio.

SCHOOL:  Hunan University,  Digital Architectural Lab
PROFESSORS: Biao Hu, Yu Du, Suryansh Chandra, Shuojiong Zhang  Continue reading