For most of you it is holiday break season, and you are just kicking back and catching up on sleep. Why not show Futures+ and the rest of us what you got! Scan your sketch pad, show us your architecture, furniture, lighting, urban design. Or if you are a follower share us with your friends!
We are back from the holidays and looking at a project that was fostered out of the studio of Abigail Ashton and Andrew Porter, who have been teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture since 1996. The work that has come out of their studios from their students is extremely intriguing and provocative. Ye Hui’s ‘Mechanical City’ is based in Beijing, but the design concept is a play on the story of Atlantis, taking a cultural look at the decline of Old China in lieu of New China. The project looks at the city of as a machine that is constantly in a state of flux between decay and rebirth. Check it out after the jump!
Take a studio break and enjoy friends, family, and the holidays! We will be back after a short holiday break, bringing you the best student design work we can find! Until then we wish all our followers and friends from around the globe a happy and joyful holidays!
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
When we look at today’s efficient and leading “green” design’s we don’t necessarily understand, why they are eco-friendly and efficient. Wendy Teo’s project explores the redesign of Taipei Main Station, which experiences high levels of pollution and acts as an urban heat island. The exoskeleton design explores the use and integrated design of thermometric energy and bio-reactors into the skin of the building. The building itself has an ephemeral experience, where the building shows the user it is working and living machine. Check it out after the jump!
Moe Shahin explores how in the 20th century the drive and need to define order is through creating a contextual relationship. Instead of challenging the defining of space, Moe explored the use of the Cartesian grid, to stray away from the static programmatic spaces, and through space packing and connections to explore open plan design. Program becomes less rigidly defined, and becomes elastic in function throughout the design. The simple stacking of a unit yields a complex and richly connected flow of program. Check it out after the jump!
For most of you winter break from studio has begun, final reviews are over, you are finally out and not spending your lives sleeping under your desk in studio. Trust us we know, because we sat at reviews and watched you fall asleep during critiques. We don’t want to ruin that break, by any means, but why not showcase your hard work from the semester on Futures+. Take a second to send us your work, and even check out and comment on other student’s designs, design styles, and approaches. Maybe you even want to reach out to us, feel free to shoot us an e-mail!
KREOD the small dream project of Chun Qing Li is well worth FUTURES+ checking out again, as the projects final images are amazing. The small pavilion constructed by a team of very young designers and professionals during the London Olympic Games. KREOD was one of the many outdoor exhibition spaces in the Greenwich Peninsula during the London Olympic Game. KREOD is a testament to to how we use digital design, fabrication construction, sustainable design in today’s digital age and incorporate and encompass collaborative design. Check it out after the jump!
LOCATION: London Olympic Games
TEAM: KREOD – Chun Qing Li
Who hasn’t played in the hay, or built a hay fort at some point in time of their lives? Well add some structure a few designers and architects, and you might find yourself designing an artificial mountain out of hay like the IUT Group down in Portugal. Two hundred and eighty eight stray bales comprise this ancient Guimarães castle tower for the public to enjoy on the outskirts of the city. Check it out after the jump!
IUT Group: Nuno Miguel Lima Cruz, Bruno Martins Afonso Gomes,António da Silva Lopes
SCHOOL: University of Minho
COURSE: 1st prize – Performance Architecture International Competition
Tan Akinci project is located at the site of Vienna’s Westbahnhof train station at the end point of the commercial center of Mariaholferstreet. Coming out of the same studio a project we showcased earlier Asemic Forest by Shahira Hammad. However instead of contaminating the site, the project pushes to create a public space in which defines the boundaries and flow of the site. However, as is the problem with many scripted projects, we tend to lose a level of spatial relationship and scale to its surrounds. Diagrammatically as you read through the sections you can see the light pull of movement and flow through the project, which builds to dramatic and strong end to with its connection to the street. Check it out after the jump!
STUDENT: Tan Akinci
SCHOOL: Universitaet für Angewandte Kunst Wien
PROFESSORS: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes, Tyler Bornstein
COURSE: Urban Strategies postgraduate program