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Stockholm Library Interior – Olivier Charles, Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez

You think you have rendered enough when you click and wait 2 hours for one image?  Try doing that 1,000 times over and over again until you have the perfect image like Olivier Charles, Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez did for their ‘Wall of Knowledge’ design.  We know its a few years back but this amazing tutorial gives you a glimpse into the painstaking detail that goes into an image like this.  We highly suggest taking a studio break and following the link to the design tutorial!

STUDENT: Olivier Charles,  Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez
SCHOOL: 
Architecture School of Paris La Seine
COURSE: International Competition of Architecture
YEAR: 2009

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Odoo Project – Solar Decathlon Europe 2012

Today we came across an interesting video documentary of the Odoo project in Madrid.  It gives you a the rare glimpse into the life of the project, from the beginning all the way through till the end.  A project that we had been following since the start, the project was a beautiful execution of future sustainable design and life. Make sure to check out more of the project on their site!

STUDENT: Team
SCHOOL:
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
COMPETITION: Solar Decathlon Europe 2012
YEAR: 2012

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Houston Blues Museum Design Charrette – Archifarm

This past September Archifarm hosted a two day charrette to design the long-anticipated home for the Houston Blues Museum.  Two teams of four architecture students from the University of Houston participated in the charrette, held at AIA Houston headquarters at 315 Capitol Street, the Architecture Center Houston.  The teams based their designs on the 90,000 square foot MHMR Building at 2800 Fannin Street.  Archifarm is a growing architecture design non-profit, headed by Kevin Watters, that offers architecture graduates an Enhanced Intern Experience (EIE).  

STUDENTS: Taneesa Morris, Natalie Rodriguez, Nick Herrera, Chris Castaneda
SCHOOL: 
University of Houston
TEAM GUIDANCE: Pliny Fisk III, William O. Neuhaus III, and Ardis Clinton
COMPETITION: Archifarm – Design Charrette
YEAR: 2012

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Phantom Geometry – Southern California Institute of Architecture

Last week we came across Liz and Kyle von Hasseln’s research being done for Phantom Geometry and shared it with you on our Facebook page.  There study pushes the future in which rapid prototyping can be approached.  Check out the full story covered by Fastcodesign.com after the jump!

STUDENTS: Liz and Kyle von Hasseln
SCHOOL:
SCI-ARC
AWARD: Gehry Prize
YEAR: 2012

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ROMANTIC DISSONANCE – ZIFAN LIU

“Instead of balanced, elegant and skillful, I want to produce disproportionate, absurd and raw as a unique sensibility to both the content and the form. yet still in a very sentimental context.”  Zifan Liu’s graduate thesis takes a step back from the controls of form and rational relationship.  He tries to design outside the limitations of actual architecture, and explores the absurdity of fantasy, a collage of random thoughts and space.  Reminiscent of collage design through the juxtaposing disparate elements of a place through the actions of excavation, addition, and reconfiguration .  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Zifan Liu
SCHOOL: 
SCI-ARC
PROFESSORS: Marcelo Spina: www.p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s.net
COURSE: Graduate Thesis 
YEAR: 2011

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Futures + Design – Your Student Architectural Journal!

The long nights and countless days in studio have BEGUN!  F+ is right here for you to help you find your design inspiration or even showcase that sweet design you are working through.  Let us showcase your work, or suggest friends work that we should check out!

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WELL PROVEN CHAIR – Marjan Van Aubel & James Shaw

The wood furniture building industry is a far cry from a sustainable operation, as much as 80% of the wood timber used in the factories ends up in the trash.  Marjan  Van Aubel and James Shaw investigated a way in which to create furniture out of the waste through a chemical bond between sawdust and bio-resin.  The results were a chemical reaction, a material they have coined foamed wood, and a new chair design for Benchmark Studio.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Marjan Van Aubel & James Shaw
SCHOOL: 
London’s Royal College of Art
COURSE: American Hardwood Export Council –  Benchmark studio
YEAR: 2012

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Object Oriented Eclecticism – MMLAB

What is to become of the word in a post apocalyptic world riddled with radiation?  Hardly something we want to think about.  However in a recent OOE Workshop, where the norms are pushed and radical ideas are foster, a group of students visualize a space in which urban development is regenerated through an almost bionic/machine/organic structure.  The projects exploration through computational programming, to digital design, and physical exploration tell a visually dynamic and rich story.  Check it out after the jump!  

STUDENTS: Marvin Bratke, Jakub Grochulski, Stefanie Pesel, Mikolaj Scibisz,       Christian Tschersich
SCHOOL: 
MMLAB | Sint Lucas School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Corneel Cannaerts, Gilles Retsin, Isaie Bloch
COURSE: Workshop Object Oriented Eclecticism
YEAR: 2012

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MARIDAJE Wine Center in La Rioja – Isabel Rivas & Javier Ureña

It truly doesn’t get any better when you combine architecture, wine, and the beautiful wine country of Spain.  It is a rich culture and lifestyle that surrounds these vineyards, that is heavily inundated with Spain’s love for gourmet cuisine.  Isabel Rivas & Javier Ureña set out create a space actually within the landscape to stand as an actual cultural center dedicated to this culinary experience.  The design doesn’t become an object within the country side, but emerges out of the hillside as a natural moment.  Check it out after the jump! 

STUDENT:  Isabel Rivas & Javier Ureña
SCHOOL: 
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
COMPETITION: 1st Prize ARQUIDEAS 
YEAR: 2012


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