Mataerial – Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)

Mataerial introduction

Last year we saw the personal 3D doodle pen come out, however Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić & Joris Laarman Studio decided to take it well beyond the maker movement and into the higher architectural realm.  With the assistance of robotic arms and a brand new method of additive manufacturing they have created Anti-Gravity object modeling.  This new method has created the ability to rapidly form structure free of conventional means, going beyond traditional 2D stacking done by most 3D printers.  It will be interesting to see what the limitations, strength, and real world applications this will bring about!  Check it out after the jump! 

COLLABORATION: Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić & Joris Laarman Studio
Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
COURSE: Open Thesis Fabrication Program
YEAR: 2013

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The long summer nights and countless days on the beach have BEGUN!  F+ is right here for you to help you find your design inspiration over the summer break!    Will be constantly finding you great projects all summer long.  Feel free to get in touch with us and let Uncle Corb showcase your work!

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The Architecture of an Education – SCI-Arc


The days of summer are a welcomed relief after a year buried in studio, where you are constantly straining, flexing, pushing the designer within. Today we came across a short film sharing a glimpse into the culture and students of SCI-Arc.   The life of an architecture student is perfectly framed by LJ Roxas as “High Speed and always running”.  Never stop running and check out the film after the jump! 

FILM:  Ryan Tyler Martinez
YEAR: 2013

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X|A Advanced Architectural Design Workshops Summer 2013


It summer time and classes are over!  FUTURES+ would like to bring to your attention X|A Advanced Architectural Design Workshops Summer 2013. X|Atelier is organizing three international intensive workshops of Advanced Architectural Design. The X|A Summer Workshops 2013 are led by X|A principals Erick Cárcamo (SCI-ARC) and Nefeli Chatzimina (USC) in collaboration with Sevgi Türkkan (ITU) all graduates of Columbia University in New York City. As part of an ongoing academic research, X|A workshops introduce participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art.

FIRM: X|Atelier
Hellenic Institute of Architecture &
Istanbul Technical University and Yapi-Endustri Merkezi
PROFESSORS: Erick Cárcamo, Nefeli Chatzimina, and Sevgi Türkkan
COURSE: X|A workshops
YEAR: Summer 2013 – [APPLY HERE]

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Night Rendering 1

Today we’re showing what may seem as a more basic project.  But there’s a great design sense in this project from Isaac and Noah at Kent State.  The small decisions that shaped the design of the building really create a great sense of place that we really appreciate.  Also, there model looks aces, check it out.

STUDENTS: Isaac Ocasio and Noah Shroyer
Kent State University
PROFESSORS: Charles Harker
COURSE: Kent States University’s Integrated Design Competition 
YEAR: 2013

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FIELD SO GOOD – Ben Warwas


One of our favorite things about architecture school is the ability to go nuts and create forms from anything you can think of.  We’r really diggin’ this project from Ben at SCI-Arc.  Using a pattern within a field condition, he creates living spaces at different scales, using the same tessellated pattern.  The graphics are what we really like about this project, going nuts with color, providing a playful change to the normal black and white drawings.

STUDENT: Ben Warwas
PROFESSORS: Florencia Pita
COURSE: M. Thesis –  Best Thesis award
YEAR: 2012

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Futures + Design – Your Student Architectural Journal!

The long nights and countless days in studio are almost over or OVER!  F+ is  here for you to showcase all that hard work.  Let us showcase your work, or suggest a colleague that we should check out! Follow us on Twitter, Instragram, Facebook or what ever you fancy.  F+ will be coming at you all summer with great design inspiration and projects.

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Knitted Cloud – Mehrzad Rafeei & Somayyeh Ramezani


Check out this crazy project from Mehrzad & Somayyeh at Sci-Arc.  Made to better bridge the gap between digitally designed, computational geometries and their physical construction, it’s a series of small shading structures made to form a network that shades an entire stadium.  Check it out.

STUDENT: Mehrzad Rafeei & Somayyeh Ramezani
Sci – Arc
PROFESSORS: Marcelo Spina
COURSE: Summer Studio 
YEAR: 2012

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TIPTOP – Alex, Jack and Madeleine


Here at Futures Plus, we don’t normally show off any products or things you can buy.  We’re more about ideas, but today we have something a little different.  This is the Tiptop speaker, a simple bluetooth speaker that you can pair with your smart phone, computer, whatever.  But the thing we love about it, is the design is meant to transform space.  The geometry of the case is meant to nestle into a corner, and change the acoustics of the speaker, creating a space filled with sound.  We can’t speak to it’s effectiveness, but we love the idea of transforming your space with just a simple addition.  If you wanna see more, check out their kickstarter page at the bottom, and maybe donate some money.  If you do get one, let us know how it affects your space.

STUDENTS: Alex, Jack and Madeleine

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Above The River – Jean-Paul El Hachem

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Today, we’re showing an F+ original, from Jean-Paul, at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.  His design for a cultural center is based on the idea of stitching the chaotic urban environment of Dbayeh with the natural setting of Naher El Kaleb.  The design uses integrated green spaces to create a transition between the 2 areas, creating a flowing environment.  Check it out.

STUDENT: Jean-Paul El Hachem
USEK – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
YEAR: Fall 2012

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