Columbia Center for Competitive Rowing- Gillian Shaffer & Justin Hattendor, Pratt

Check out this sweet boathouse from Gillian and Justin from Pratt.  Created to celebrate racing as well as provide space for administrative functions and training, the building is created through intersecting arches.  Check it out!

STUDENTS: Gillian Shaffer & Justin Hattendor
SCHOOL:  Pratt Institute
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Islamic Cultural Center – Yusuf Onder – Academy of Art University San Francisco


As we move into the future the culture of religion and its place within the fabric of modern society has been greatly tossed around.  How does a religion open its doors to outsiders, and become more of a cultural center to educate rather than a polarized entity within the fabric of our cities and towns?  Yusuf Onder’s thesis encapsulates these notions with his design of an Islamic Cultural Center within the city streets of San Francisco.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL:  Academy of Art University San Francisco
STUDENT: Yusuf Onder
COURSE:  Final Thesis Project
YEAR: Fall 2011

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superNODE – Tyler Hopf & Alex Dorn – RPI

We are kicking off the week with a project fresh off the Design Development studio walls of RPI by  Tyler Hopf & Alex Dorn.  The RPI studio of Design Development spring boards off the unrealized designs, such as in this case UNStudio’s Mediatheque circa 2005, where the students take the original design proposal and complete a SD set for the project.  A great introduction into what it takes to actually structure and bring these designs to realization.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
STUDENTS: Tyler Hopf & Alex Dorn
COURSE: Design Development – UNStudio – NEWER ORLEANS
YEAR: Fall 2012

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sPhysical – Sci-Arc – Peter Vikar, Erin Besler, Eugen Kosgoron, Siim Tuksam

Today F+ is taking the jump to Sci-Arc to check out sPhysical a experimental exploration into “the translational discrepancies that arise during interplay between an excessively controlled but exceedingly irresolute digital environment and its materialization into the reality of physical space”.   A great cross between robotic technology and architecture, used to generate our designs into built form.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Sci-Arc
STUDENTS: 
Peter A Vikar, Erin Besler, Eugen Kosgoron, Siim Tuksam
PROFESSORS: Peter Testa
YEAR: Fall 2012

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Vertical Zoo – Andy Zheng, Andrew Chardain, Patty Clayton, Rachele Louis, Angela Pasquale


Usually when you think about going to zoo you think about traveling to a sprawled out space where you will spend the day frolicking through the cages checking out the sweet monkeys and Lions.  However this Zooviary will tower as a symbol for the city of Buenos Aires, where the notions of what comprises a zoo is radically flipped.  The tower stands at the playful transition between the dense urban fabrics of the city and the wild side of nature.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
COMPETITION: ARQUITECTUM – Vertical Zoo, Buenos Aires
PROFESSORS: Christopher Sharples @ Coren Sharples of SHOP
STUDENTS: Andy Zheng, Andrew Chardain, Patty Clayton, Rachele Louis, Angela Pasquale
YEAR: 2009 

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Futures + Design – Your Student Architectural Journal

We are heading into the summer here at F+, and we know that school is out for most, pulling all nighters are done, pin ups over, and reviews finished.  Which means now you can submit your work to F+ to be showcased around the globe…but first catch up on your sleep and check out the rest of F+!

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Star Wars: Lunar Base Competition Winner

We’re pretty nerdy here at F+, so when we saw the call for entries for this competition, we couldn’t wait to see the results.  The project calls for a moon base for the Rebel alliance depicted in the Star Wars movies (the original 3, we’ll ignore the prequels for now).  Check out Sebastiano’s winning entry.

STUDENT: Sebastiano Maccarrone

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X|A International Workshop of Advanced Architectural Design


As most of you are packing up studio for the summer, we are bringing you a summer workshop by X|A studio presented to us at F+ by Nefeli Chatzimina.  In the realm of academic architecture we are allowed to live on the brink of sci-fi architecture through the discourse of cutting edge digital production.  The workshop is an exploration into complex geometric variations.  Check it out after the jump and register today!   

WORKSHOP: X|A International Workshop of Advanced Architectural Design PROFESSORS: Nefeli Chatzimina & Erick Carcamo
SCHOOL: Hellenic Institute of Architecture
YEAR: July 2012
Location:  New Benaki Museum, Athens Greece

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GSAPP End of the Year Show.

We got a chance yesterday to check out the GSAPP End of the Year Show at Columbia in NYC.  There was a lot of great work, and we applaud the students for it.  But with an ivy league education, you think someone would have realized their words are backwards.  Anyway check out a few pictures from the show after the jump.

SCHOOL: Columbia GSAPP

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2 FACES – Suky Ho

What happens when you mash up the works of Le Corbusier design of Villa Stein with  the golden rule and  Mies Van de Roche’s Farnsworth House to generate a centralize dense mass?  Well in this case you get 2 Faces by Suky Ho of the Sci-Arc, as she explored bringing these concepts to light through the poetry of modern day scripting.  The build up through the 3D construction with line drawings is really what captured our eye, as the delicacy of a line weight is captured.   Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Sci-Arc
STUDENT: Suky Ho
PROFESSORS: Volkan Alkanoglu
YEAR: 2012

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