SafetyNet City – 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition – Mihaly Slocombe

It is Halloween and we decided to have some fun and show you Mihaly Slocombe Architects submission to the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition.  These two young designers from North Melbourne, Australia took a creative approach to the competition in blending the zombie comic culture and architecture.  I mean what architecture student hasn’t thought about creating the perfect zombie safe house when they were a kid?  It is the last day of voting at Zombie Safe House so check it out, and enjoy some zombies and architecture.

DESIGNERS: Warwick Mihaly & Erica Slocombe –
LOCATION: A city in a post-zombie apocalypse world

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Weekend Studio Break!

It’s the weekend, so take a break,  and enjoy what we have found to blow you away! Continue reading

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School for Darfurian Refugees: Building as a Teaching Tool – Artur Nesterenko – Woodbury University

When you really look at architecture in its most basic need, you must be able to design from the resources that surround you and within the limitations of human craft.  Escaping the world modern technology, you can find the most amazing and well designed projects.  The design process then becomes about the buildings architectural design of form and function and the understanding true sustainable design.

SCHOOL: Woodbury University School of Architecture
STUDENT: Artur Nesterenko
TEACHER: Jeanine Centuori
COURSE: Comprehensive Studio – 2011

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RAKE Visningsrom – TreStykker2011 (Student workshop) – NTNU

A group of students from the NTNU came up with this brain child project to contribute to Trondheim’s cultural scene.  With architecture students coming from Trondheim, Oslo and Bergen to create this small exhibition space for art and architecture.  It is clean, simple, and basic design leaves us with an amazingly crisp design that is to the point.  Did I forget to mention it was built in 12 days?

SCHOOL:  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
WORKSHOP: TreStykker 2011
ARCHITECTS: RAKE visningsrom
LOCATION: TrondheimNorway
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Welcome to the Ageing Future – Joe Haire

Today’s post features a thesis by Joe Haire while in his final year at the Manchester School of Architecture.  The proposal tackles the issue of senior housing; specifically using architecture as a means for providing the elderly with the benefits of independent living while ensuring an optimal quality of living.  In addition to design considerations and investigations, the architect in this scenario becomes a coder, writing an automated program for the continued growth and evolution of the original scheme.

Student: Joe Haire

School: Manchester School of Architecture

Studio: Thesis

Year: 2011

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Packed- Michele Leidi, Min-Chieh Chen and Dominik Zausinger

Today’s project is another pavilion.  This one was designed for  the 3D Paper Art exhibition, as part of the wrap-up of Shanghai World Expo 2010.  The pavilion uses circle packing to create a structural system of rings that respond to needs of privacy, circulation and openness.  Take a look, and let us know what you think.

STUDENTS: Michele Leidi, Min-Chieh Chen and Dominik Zausinger

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Today were coming at you with an introduction to an upcoming studio at the AA School in Paris, and an interview from Zoot about the Fall 2011 Building Fashion studio.  Pushing the connection between architecture and fashion, after a successful studio based on this premise last spring the AA is bringing it back to Paris again!

Paris, France
Oct. 31 – Nov. 10, 2011
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Weekend Studio Break!

What’s up all, it’s been a busy week for us here at Futures+, and also one of our bests.  Take the next couple days easy, and check out a few cool things.

Pretty amazing artwork, done with nothing but thread.

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Art615 Pavilion – Aalborg University students

It has been a pavilion kind of week!  Art615 project was conceived and built by the students of Aalborg University, DK during their 4 week workshop program: Social Technologies 2010 at the Department of Architecture & Design.  In collaboration with Dolle Trapper the students had 4 weeks to master and design a project utilizing CNC fabrication techniques and parametric modeling.  The intention was to create a pavilion to be installed in a high crime park, to draw attention from the unsafe park and bring a feeling of a safer environment for visitors.

SCHOOL: Aalborg University
STUDENTS: Senad Gvozden, Bjarke Mejnertsen, Kenneth Rytter, Bjarke Apollo, Jacob Hilmer, Dennis Jensen
LOCATION: Aalborg, Denmark 

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ContemPLAY Pavilion – McGill School of Architecture

ContemPLAY Pavilion is coming at you from the students at McGill School of Architecture an extremely complex pavilion done by a team of students for their final year capstone project.  The project is designed on the notions of a space for contemplation and playing. The pavilion serves as a gesture within its context as an artifact of sculpture, design, and architecture.

SCHOOL: McGill School of Architecture
STUDENTS: Elisa CostaHamza Alhbian,Olga KarpovaCourtney PoselSimon BastienJason CrowShelley LudmanDina SafonovaJustin BoulangerNicolasDemers-StoddartDiandra MaselliDieter ToewsEvgueniaChevtchenkoAndrew HrubyMaria MingallonSophie Wilkin
COLLABORATION:  F.A.R.M.M. & Maria Mingallon visiting Professor

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