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.
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
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!
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!
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!