What if the cities we are designing today are not actually the futuristic utopias for the modern word, but rather the fragile materialistic fridges of our future dystopias? Today we are showcasing Eli Keller’s graphically stunning architectural exploration through collage into the creation of a Dystopia. Eli Keller sees Tel Aviv as the perfect storm where this lively urban culture is slowly losing its own identity; a victim of the modern world. You can see this in modern throughout the world, where the buildings and cities we live in have lost their sense of place. The glass screens on our phones and the glitter of modern buildings have forced us into a blasé attitude towards the world, blinding us to the loss of our cultural identities. Check it out after the jump!
Hey its summer break and time to submit your work from the last year! F+ is here to help you find your design inspiration while you are working, in school, relaxing, traveling over the summer! We will be constantly finding you great projects all summer long, and feel free to reach out to us via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and good old fashion e-mail. Uncle Corb wants to showcase your work!
We have been on a bit of a summer break here at Futures+, but now we are back and coming at you with this hot Kickstarter out of the DS10 Studio at Westminster University School of Architecture. Georgia Collard-Watson and Thanasis Korras projects were both selected to be built at the 2013 Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. DS10 is now crowd sourcing on Kickstarter in order to bring these projects to life! Futures+ had showcased both Shipwreck and Fractal Cult throughout the studio year, as we are constantly checking out WeWantToLearn.net. F+ would like to do our part and support these students as they have almost reached their halfway point. Check it out after the jump and support their kickstarter!
If Tom Wiscombe is your studio professor you know you are going to be exploring the relationship of the architectural envelope and its relationship to the human body and the creation of space. Andreas Kostopoulos & Avra Tomara put it as an exploration into creating loose and tight spaces that are then “overmined”. The exploration leads to how spaces begin to push and pull against each other, when spaces kiss, and the junk space. The program is then forced to push against its external envelope to define the buildings ornamentation, instead of being placed within a box. The models gif alone is pretty awesome; check it out after the jump!
The long summer nights and countless days on the beach have BEGUN! F+ is right here for you to help you find your design inspiration over the summer break! Will be constantly finding you great projects all summer long. Feel free to get in touch with us and let Uncle Corb showcase your work!
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.
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!