Shipwreck & Fractal Cult – Burning Man Kickstarter


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 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
Westminster University, London
PROFESSORS: Arthur Mamou-Mani & Toby Burgess
YEAR: 2013

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Preparing for The Bartlett Summer Show 2013


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 
Saturday 22 June,  — 
Sunday 23 June, — 
Monday 24 June,  — 
Tuesday 25 June,  — 
Wednesday 26 June,  — 
Thursday 27 June, 10.00 — 
Friday 28 June,  — 
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+POOL, Tile by Tile – Kickstarter


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
YEAR: 2013

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Overmining – Andreas Kostopoulos & Avra Tomara


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 
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.

SCHOOL: MArch Student at CSA 4th Year

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V-Dress – Brian Harms


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

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The Platform – Raphael Arthur


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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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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