Preparing for The Bartlett Summer Show 2013

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Although we tossed this up on as a post on our Facebook wall today, we thought we should highlight it a bit more.  The UCL puts on annual showcase of the students works, and the event has grown with each year.  When most students are tossing their models out and clearing out their desks, the Bartlett School of Architecture is in full on design and construction phase.  The projects are not simply hung on the wall, but each space is designed and tailored to each studio.  The presentations themselves become an architectural exploration, beyond the projects.  The students collaborate and design the installation locations.  If only F+ was located in England we would be checking it out ourselves, but maybe you are and you should!   Get inspired by seeing what other student designers are doing!  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: UCL – Bartlett 
OPEN:
Saturday 22 June, 10:00 — 20:30
Sunday 23 June, 10:00— 17:30
Monday 24 June, 10:00 — 17:30
Tuesday 25 June, 10:00 — 17:00
Wednesday 26 June, 10:00 — 17:00
Thursday 27 June, 10.00 — 17:00
Friday 28 June, 10:00 — 20:30
Saturday 29 June, 10:00 — 17:30

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+POOL, Tile by Tile – Kickstarter

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It seems every summer day we look out into the Boston Harbor or NYC rivers, and one mentions how awesome it would be to just jump into the water.  +Pool is still pushing forward to make this a reality in NYC.  One of the largest civic kickstarters ever done and you can be a part of helping to make it a reality.  We have been following +POOL, and Archie Lee Coates, Jeffrey Franklin, Dong-Ping Wong, every since the original idea was reveled.  Float Lab is just another stepping stone in making +Pool a reality.  A smart and creative design funded by the people for the people.  It seems like a no brainier!  So make sure to check out the +Pool kickstarter after the jump!

TEAM: Archie Lee Coates, Jeffrey Franklin,  Dong-Ping Wong
KICKSTARTER: +Pool, Tile by Tile
SUPPORT: CLICK HERE
YEAR: 2013

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Overmining – Andreas Kostopoulos & Avra Tomara

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If Tom Wiscombe is your studio professor you know you are going to be exploring the relationship of the architectural envelope and its relationship to the human body and the creation of space.  Andreas Kostopoulos & Avra Tomara put it as an exploration into creating loose and tight spaces that are then “overmined”.  The exploration leads to how spaces begin to push and pull against each other, when spaces kiss, and the junk space.  The program is then forced to push against its external envelope to define the buildings ornamentation, instead of being placed within a box.  The models gif alone is pretty awesome; check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Andreas Kostopoulos & Avra Tomara 
SCHOOL: 
University of Pensylvania, PennDesign
PROFESSORS: Tom Wiscombe & Nate Hume

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Bangalore Kickstarter

exterior 2 a3Although normally an internet idea of showcasing an idea for funding, Joe Best’s Bangalore Kickstarter is about helping out recent graduates.  Created as a space for recent grads, the building acts as 3 unique spaces, unified by the constant curving form of the building.  Check it out.

STUDENT: Joe Best
PROFESSORS: John Bell
SCHOOL: MArch Student at CSA 4th Year

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V-Dress – Brian Harms

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As architects and designers we tend to stray into every field of exploration, which is proven by the diverse portfolio of Brian Harms.  A strong interest in digital fabrication and forward thinking design drew F+ to his work.  The V-Dress, or voronoi dress, is a cross pollination of architecture, fashion, and digital production.  We have touched about upon this topic before, as it seems to have become a growing trend with digital fabrication bridging into high fashion.  The V-Dress modular unit that hides the body plays with provocative nature of veiling and revealing the human body.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Brian Harms
SCHOOL: 
SCI-Arc

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The Platform – Raphael Arthur

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We came across the second year work of Raphael Arthur, out of the University of Lincoln, on our Instagram feed earlier this year.  His early diagrammatic model studies into spatial and programmatic relationship are really what caught our interests.  The models are simple yet rich in execution especially when paired with the heavily photo collaged interior renderings.  The final realized architectural model leaves us wanting another iteration taping back into the stronger diagrammatic language captured in the original studies.  We look forward to seeing future work from Raphael Arthur, as he is already creating his own strong architectural design style in his second year.  Check out more after the jump!

STUDENT: Raphael Arthur
SCHOOL: University of Lincoln
PROFESSORS: James Dale & Doina Carter
COURSE: Year 2
YEAR: 2013

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