Last year F+ came across Luke Shepards Kickstarter quest to make a feature length film of his architectural time lapses.  With his original success from his first architectural night documentary he set out to capture the beauty of some the best architectural destinations in Europe. Now after 21 countries, 36 cities, 28 buildings and a couple thousand photos later we get to see Luke’s finale creation of NIGHTVISION.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Luke Shepard – 
American University of Paris
YEAR: 2013

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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
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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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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Rio Olympic Kit – Ione Braddick


Every two years we hear and see a city being consumed with new construction for either the winter or summer Olympic Games.  In Beijing China we heard about the massive evictions and destruction in order to make way for Olympic buildings.  In London we got to see the same developments in London’s East side, and in Russia we are hearing how the Sochi mayor is promising snow.  What if the necessary Olympic buildings were only temporary,where the impact wouldn’t be permanent?  We came across Ione Braddick take on the Rio Summer Games on Instagram. The project explores creating a new legacy for the Olympic Games through creating temporary structures for the Olympic Games.  Truly an exciting and fun project to check out after the jump!

STUDENT:  Ione Braddick
Bartlett School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Johan Berglund and Josep Mias
YEAR: 5th Year

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Off With Their Heads! – Jennifer Lewis


When we really take a step back and break down how we define our cities, we really so heavily on the image of our skyline, literally the very tops of skyscrapers dictate the differences between cities.  A few major icons here and there may be recognizable from top to bottom, but few could tell the difference between these major structures if you only showed them their bottoms.  So how do we redefine our sky lines stuck in the post modernist era? Jennifer Lewis solution was to scream “Off with their heads!” at the Atlanta skyline.  In an attempt to give the skyline back to the public.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Jennifer Lewis
Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture
CRITIC: Jennifer Bonner 
YEAR: 2012

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PIN architecture – JAN 2013 Competition


Some of the best designs and innovations are quick and dirty scribbles on a dirty napkin. So why do architecture competition require 6 boards of pretty images and sections, just to get the root idea across? PIN architecture is a way for students, designers, and professionals to quickly participate in a monthly competition. There is no fee to participate and no eligibility requirements. You are forced to keep your idea within a 4 inch diameter circle. A great competition to help flex professionals and students design muscles in a monthly competition. We look forward to throwing down ourselves and see what comes out of these competitions!

YEAR: Jan 2013

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Futures+ wishes all a Happy Holidays!

Take a studio break and enjoy friends, family, and the holidays!  We will be back after a short holiday break, bringing you the best student design work we can find! Until then we wish all our followers and friends from around the globe a happy and joyful holidays!

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Reforming Taipei Main Station – Wendy Teo

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When we look at today’s efficient and leading “green” design’s we don’t necessarily understand, why they are eco-friendly and efficient.  Wendy Teo’s project explores the redesign of Taipei Main Station, which experiences high levels of pollution and acts as an urban heat island.  The exoskeleton design explores the use and integrated design of thermometric energy and bio-reactors into the skin of the building.  The building itself has an ephemeral experience, where the building shows the user it is working and living machine.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Wendy Teo
Bartlett School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Marjan Colletti 
YEAR: 2011

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A Case for Generative Order – Moe Shahin


Moe Shahin explores how in the 20th century the drive and need to define order is through creating a contextual relationship. Instead of challenging the defining of space, Moe explored the use of the Cartesian grid, to stray away from the static programmatic spaces, and through space packing and connections to explore open plan design.  Program becomes less rigidly defined, and becomes elastic in function throughout the design.  The simple stacking of a unit yields a complex and richly connected flow of program.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Moe Shahin
Queensland University of Technology
PROFESSORS: Ruwan Fernando, Glenda Caldwell
COURSE: 4th Year – Generative Design Studio 
YEAR: 2012

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Excessive Ill – Tan Akinci


Tan Akinci project is located at the site of Vienna’s Westbahnhof train station at the end point of the commercial center of Mariaholferstreet.   Coming out of the same studio a project we showcased earlier Asemic Forest by Shahira Hammad.  However instead of contaminating the site, the project pushes to create a public space in which defines the boundaries and flow of the site.   However, as is the problem with many scripted projects, we tend to lose a level of spatial relationship and scale to its surrounds.  Diagrammatically as you read through the sections you can see the light pull of movement and flow through the project, which builds to dramatic and strong end to with its connection to the street.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Tan Akinci
SCHOOL: Universitaet für Angewandte Kunst Wien
PROFESSORS: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes, Tyler Bornstein
COURSE: Urban Strategies postgraduate program
YEAR: Thesis

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