Goosebumps [in]dependent – Elias Walch


Elias Walch certainly pushes the boundaries of architectural exploration with Goosebumps [in]dependent.  The project sits on the realm of sci-fi an architecture as Elias strived to design something in which had never been seen, heard or even felt before.  Designing a theater in which the spectator’s body is fully immersed into this almost living structure that pumps impulses into your body physically altering your human health. A Scary yet intriguing concept, as are the renderings models that were created for this project.  Check it out after the jump!  

STUDENT: Elias Walch 
University of Innsbruck – Institute for Experimental Architecture
PROFESSOR:  Michael Wihart
COURSE: Studio 3 –
YEAR: 2013

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Futures + Design – Your Student Architectural Journal!

Futures+ is heading into NYC for the weekend, and as always running through the streets like crazy.  While were doing that you should checkout the site and submit your design work!

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Zip – Studio400


Get a hold of a quarter of a million zip ties, 19 architecture students, and an empty room and you are going to get an explosive canvas  across the space.  The 5th year students kicked off the semester with a design pavilion to showcase their first semester research as they jump into the final push of their thesis.  The installation, with limited supplies, plays with the simple understanding of the connection of a zip tie, and building from that connection into a canvas.  The variations of the connection create a playful field condition within the space as people move around and throughout the surface.  Check it out after the jump! 

STUDENT: Cadence Bayley, Juan Chavez, Seanna Drew, Kiley Feickert, Mathew Ho, Jack Hotho, Michelle Loeb, Tucker Marshall, Jeff Miner, Minami Mori, Emily Morillo, Erin Osberg, Hao Phung, Kristina Rakestraw, Brandon Sampson, Ismael Soto, Mike Sudolsky, Gabbi Sun, John Tuthill
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
YEAR: 2013

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“PARAP^ODUCE” – Nikki Seeto

Open Close Facade System

The cities of today are constantly looking at ways to space pack and densify the populations, however with these increases in populations generates a higher demand on food supplies. Now toss in a massive flood in 2030 in the city of Brisbane, Australia and you get “Parap^oduce” by Nikki Seeto.  The design is set to create a network of pods connected between buildings that would essentially become elevated green houses.  We constantly look towards building design as being polar objects adjacent to other buildings, where “Parap^oduce” introduces a secondary urban system working throughout the city.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Nikki Seeto
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
PROFESSORS: Yasu Santo and Ruwan Fernando
YEAR: 2013

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Sculpted Box – Taryn Bone + Johnny Ng


Since the addition of the High Line to the New York City landscape we have begun to see an influx of apartment buildings and high rises being built all around it.  Unlike when it was an elevated  rail system and buildings shunned the tracks, the new designs are creating an intimate relationship to the site, as they hug it closer and lean over the walkway. Taryn Bone and Johnny Ng project does that and more, as their project pushes and pulls against the high line, the facades densification plays with the new found voyeurism given to walkers on the raised platform.  The skin of the building opens up reveling circulation and public spaces, and blanks out private space, leaving some program to the viewer’s imagination.  We just wish all these buildings would begin the 2nd dialogue of the high-line and finally begin to connect points of public circulation into these new hubs.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Taryn Bone +
PROFESSORS: Marcelo Spina –
COURSE: M.Arch 1- year 2
YEAR: 2013

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Winners of The Breathing Building – PIN architecture


Last month we gave we were given an introduction to PIN architecture, a new competition forum slash architectural design conversation from a friend.  We thought we would showcase the results from the 1st month of competition.  Within this simple 4 inch space the spark of a much larger architectural, design, and social conversation can be had.  We are really intrigued as to how long it will take for this to truly take off, as professionals and students alike can challenge their own architectural ideas in a quick and easy format.  We encourage you to check out this month’s winners and this month’s new brief after the jump!

COMPETITION: PIN architecture
William Su, Gina gage, and Philipp Vargas
YEAR: JAN 2013

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bam!- HE – Wins YAP MAXXI 2013


We at Futures+ want to congratulate our friends Alberto Bottero, Valeria Bruni, Simona Della Rocca, and Fabio Vignolo who have been revealed as the winners of YAP MAXXI 2013.  We have seen their winning work all over the map in the past year, and when we saw a glimpse of their final design we knew that they would be the winners.  We cannot wait to see this project realized as these young architects hard work is finally paying off in a big way.  Make sure to check out HE after the jump!

STUDIO: bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana
ARCHITECTS: Alberto Bottero, Valeria Bruni, Simona Della Rocca, Fabio Vignolo
MAXXI 2013
LOCATION: Rome, Italy
YEAR: 2013

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YAP MAXXI – 2013


Today we are taking a look at the 5 young architecture studios in Italy vying for the winning design of the 2013 YAP MAXXI competition.  Much like NYC’s MOMA PS1 competition the trend is being carried to the courtyard of Zaha’s MAXXI to showcase new and upcoming studios out of Italy. The five selected studios have presented their pavilion designs to the judges and are awaiting the winning proposal.  As we await the winner to be revealed we get a sneak peek into the proposed designs through several images of their models.  Bam! Studio has been on our radar for the past year, as we have seen several of their recent designs win other competitions.  Check it out after the jump!

AKObam!Matilde CassaniLOOP Architecture Landscape & Design, Laboratorio Permanente.
LOCATION: Rome, Italy
YEAR: 2013

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