Dystopia – Eli Keller

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What if the cities we are designing today are not actually the futuristic utopias for the modern word, but rather the fragile materialistic fridges of our future dystopias? Today we are showcasing Eli Keller’s graphically stunning architectural exploration through collage into the creation of a Dystopia.  Eli Keller sees Tel Aviv as the perfect storm where this lively urban culture is slowly losing its own identity; a victim of the modern world.  You can see this in modern throughout the world, where the buildings and cities we live in have lost their sense of place.  The glass screens on our phones and the glitter of modern buildings have forced us into a blasé attitude towards the world, blinding us to the loss of our cultural identities. Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Eli Keller
SCHOOL: 
Ariel University School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Beni. R. Levy, Itzhak El-Hadif, Dana Oberson,
Yehuda Mendelson, Sa’adia Mandel
COURSE: 5th Year – BA
YEAR: 2013

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[N]on-line High street – Shang-Jen Victor Tung

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People are quicker to pull out a smartphone to check the time, then to look at their watch, and even quicker to go shopping on their phone then to go to a mall.  The shopping experience as we know today is rapidly disintegrating.  More people are making their purchases online and now they can do it from anywhere, no longer shopping from home.  The smartphone has allowed us to actually interact with our surrounding spaces.  Shang-Jen Victor Tung begins to look at changing the way in which we shape, organize and even stock for today’s modern shopper.  The architecture will no longer stand as a static strip mall, but will strive to connect with each customer thru digital means.  Check it out after the jump! 

STUDENT: Shang-Jen Victor Tung
SCHOOL: 
Royal College of Art
PROFESSORS: Roberto Bottazzi; Kostas Grigoriadis
YEAR: 2013

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UNCLE CORB WANTS YOU! – Futures+

Hey its summer break and time to submit your work from the last year!  F+  is here to help you find your design inspiration while you are working, in school, relaxing, traveling over the summer!  We will be constantly finding you great projects all summer long, and feel free to reach out to us via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and good old fashion e-mail.  Uncle Corb wants to showcase your work!

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PriSchool – Glen Santayana

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In America the concept of how prisons should work and how they are designed has greatly been overlooked, and hardly changed.  Glen Santayana took a vastly different look at how a mixture between architecture, urban planning, and a radically different approach in how we treat non-violent offenders for his PriSchool prison design.  Glen takes the idea of a prison as an institution of punishment, and flips it to  a place of reform and education.  The title is a cheeky play on words, however if we are about to pay for these inmates to sit in prison, why not educate them beyond right from wrong.  Check it out after the jump and make sure to check out Glen Santayana full thesis book at the end!

STUDENT: Glen Santayana
SCHOOL:
Harvard GSD
PROFESSORS: John Hong + Jinhee Park
COURSE: Spring Thesis
YEAR: 2013

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Shipwreck & Fractal Cult – Burning Man Kickstarter

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We have been on a bit of a summer break here at Futures+, but now we are back and coming at you with this hot Kickstarter out of the DS10 Studio at Westminster University School of Architecture.  Georgia Collard-Watson and Thanasis Korras projects were both selected to be built at the 2013 Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.  DS10 is now crowd sourcing on Kickstarter in order to bring these projects to life!  Futures+ had showcased both Shipwreck and Fractal Cult throughout the studio year, as we are constantly checking out WeWantToLearn.net. F+ would like to do our part and support these students as they have almost reached their halfway point.  Check it out after the jump and support their kickstarter!

STUDENTS:  Georgia Collard-Watson & Thanasis Korras
SCHOOL: 
Westminster University, London
PROFESSORS: Arthur Mamou-Mani & Toby Burgess
COURSE: DS10
YEAR: 2013

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