Although normally an internet idea of showcasing an idea for funding, Joe Best’s Bangalore Kickstarter is about helping out recent graduates. Created as a space for recent grads, the building acts as 3 unique spaces, unified by the constant curving form of the building. Check it out.
STUDENT: Joe Best PROFESSORS: John Bell SCHOOL: MArch Student at CSA 4th Year
With the warming weather here in the U.S. some of the most anticipated things are festivals! Art festivals, music festivals, who-knows-what festivals, and then the most label-defying festival in the world, Burning Man. A week in the desert, filled with some of the most eccentric people in the world. This proposed small intervention acts as a gathering place, providing shade, light and places to lounge. The project has actually won the Burning Man Art Grant and will be designed and built this summer. Check out Georgia’s “Shipwreck” after the jump!
Check out this project from Callum Andrews, at the University of Technology in Sydney. Placing as much emphasis on the movement through the building, as well as the creation spaces, the building strikes a dynamic balance between the act of making and the act of seeing. Check it out!
Check out this project from Patrick, at UC Denver. A final project from last semester, the building acts as a research and residence space for the Marina Research Academy. Although not heavy on text (it’s Friday, we’re takin’ it easy), we are really digging the graphic representation of the project. A couple clear exploded axos, and boldly colored boards definitely help this project stand out among the normally dark, and monotone boards of architecture reviews.
Some of the best designs and innovations are quick and dirty scribbles on a dirty napkin. So why do architecture competition require 6 boards of pretty images and sections, just to get the root idea across? PIN architecture is a way for students, designers, and professionals to quickly participate in a monthly competition. There is no fee to participate and no eligibility requirements. You are forced to keep your idea within a 4 inch diameter circle. A great competition to help flex professionals and students design muscles in a monthly competition. We look forward to throwing down ourselves and see what comes out of these competitions!
Times Square in NYC is one of the most overly-saturated commercial spaces in the world. Every surface is covered in billboards. Toshiki Hirano used that as a driving mechanism in his design for a new Times Square, creating a building that’s first need is area for advertising. Although a constant flickering billboard at street level might not be the most intriguing in terms of a civic space, it certainly creates a new face for Times Square. Check out the rest of the project.
Most of remember what it was like coming to architecture school, and for the majority of us, the first time at college, wearing grown-up pants. Getting a ton of work, and your first project was intimidating. Here’s one of those first projects, from Connor at FWL School of Architecture. Although not anything crazy, its a good foundation to start building a design vocabulary off of. Where in the professional world we are designing by live, work, play we hardly design for Live, work, play and die. The projects exploration is actually rather intriguing, to think of your home as your final resting place, grim, but provocative. Check it out.
STUDENT: Connor McKell Bingham SCHOOL: Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture CLASS: First Year Pallet
So, these may not be exactly a student architecture project, but they’re a project from a student, so we’re sharing it. Who hasn’t had the problem of having crappy stuff in school, and wished there was someway to make something awesome yourself? Well, Sam did just that. After moving into an apartment with a broken lamp, he couldn’t afford anything that looked good, so, he did the next best thing; he created his own. Using a makerbot 3d printer, he made a new lampshade. But Sam found out how amazing it felt to make something useful, and personal, so he kept making lampshades and printing them. Check them out!
One of the strange things about Architecture school is that a lot of the time is spent in pursuit of a form that seems driven by a current context, and although many people strive to ground their projects in the local area, few are able to do it well. This project, from Itai at WIZO, seeks to do the aforementioned, by creating a building, but the context looks back into history, and is influenced by the forms of the current and past space. We think it works pretty well.
Check out this awesome project from Kacper, a surfer’s retreat on Venice Beach, CA. Although for most of us the summer is almost a distant memory, we are loving this project, giving us day dreams of relaxing on a beach and surfing all day. The energy and catalysts of wave, wind and ocean, influenced the design, giving it an ephemeral feeling. We’d love to find a cheap hotel near an awesome surf spot that looked anything like this!