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.
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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!
I think architects and designers are so enamored by the design of a fine chair because of its ability to capture the moment of form follows function in the most minimalistic sense. A chair design has to have control of structure, material integrity, and a spatial relationship to the human body. Each corner, joint and connection on a chair is tangible and has to flow to realize a fine chair. Myself I am a sucker for minimalistic chair designs from Eames to Mies, but recently Ellie Nonemacher’s “Dumbo Chair” (perfectly named) caught our eye. A graduate interior design student out of the University of Oregon shows an acute eye for detail and craft in her bent wood design. Certainly having Nils-Ole Zib, a well known designer and furniture-maker, as your professor certainly helps, but Ellie’s moments of connection in the chair appear effortless. Check it out after the jump!
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!
The long nights and countless days in studio are coming close to an end as most of you are reaching the end of the year. Futures+ wants to wish you luck as you begin to pour countless hours and endless nights into your designs. But hey once you get a chance to catch up on your sleep, send Futures+ your design to be showcased!
Everybody gets the sense of being totally overwhelmed either when trying to gather information for a test, the sheer magnitude of a project, or even walking into the library and the overpowering amount of information at your finger tips. At first glance, when we got Natalie Kwee submission, that same sense of being overwhelmed hit me as I tried to figure out the architectural organization and spatial movements in the design. My eyes were forced to constantly move through and look at the all spaces and diagrams. That exact emotion is what Natalie was going for in her Library expansion design, by creating this intense maze of space to move through in your quest for knowledge. Yet at the same time the design encompasses how we internally deal with being overwhelmed, by breaking the task down into smaller compartmental pieces. Check it out after the jump!
Every two years we hear and see a city being consumed with new construction for either the winter or summer Olympic Games. In Beijing China we heard about the massive evictions and destruction in order to make way for Olympic buildings. In London we got to see the same developments in London’s East side, and in Russia we are hearing how the Sochi mayor is promising snow. What if the necessary Olympic buildings were only temporary,where the impact wouldn’t be permanent? We came across Ione Braddick take on the Rio Summer Games on Instagram. The project explores creating a new legacy for the Olympic Games through creating temporary structures for the Olympic Games. Truly an exciting and fun project to check out after the jump!
STUDENT: Ione Braddick
SCHOOL: Bartlett School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Johan Berglund and Josep Mias
YEAR: 5th Year
Simone Callea thesis is an attempt at bringing a mixed use program to renew the “Borgh dël Fum Projects” in Turin. Turin is a city that has been left with vast complexes from the 2006 Winter Olympics to the old FIAT Factory, and pushing to modernize and revitalize parts of the city. While studying at the Polytechnic University of Turin myself, we played with designing the new train station based on the master plan by Arch. Massimiliano Fuksas. Simone project pushes the live, play, and work model into large spanning urban renewal plan and integrating sustainable design. The programs are not clearly defined as public and private spaces blend together creating smaller neighborhoods within the structure. Check it out after the jump!
“Transarchitecture”, a term which was coined by Markos Novak, is an architectural discourse that embraced and explored the bridge between virtual and material spaces. However this theory of design came out around 1996, when architecture was just emerging into the digital real. However today we are really seeing how this heavily complex virtual designs impact and play with existing architecture in today’s world much like in Ayman’s project done at University of Balamand, Lebanon. We see the beginnings of a strong architectural conversation of how to tie the modern architectural impact onto a historical site, much like Libeskind’s redesign of the Military History Museum. Looking at Ayman’s project I see the opportunity push more into the existing site instead of remaining perched a top of it. Check it out after the jump!
SCHOOL: University of Balamand, Lebanon
PROFESSORS: Samer Eid