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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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,  — 
Saturday 29 June,  — 

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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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Designers in Residence 2012: Lawrence Lek

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We came across this amazing short documentary about Lawrence Lek’s design process and experimentation.  Having gone to Cooper Union, the AA, and Trinity College Lawrence is currently a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum.  Exploring through ready materials and simple connections you can see as he works from his initial drawings to its built form, as he plays with bending plywood.  Check it out after the jump! 

STUDENT: Lawrence Lek
LOCATION: Design Residence – Design Museum
FILM: Alice Masters/Sound: Neil Cheshire
YEAR: 2012

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Creating the World of “Oblivion” – Joe Kosinski


For years Futures+ has been checking out the work of Joe Kosinski, and after seeing their new behind the scene glimpse into “Oblivion” we had to share.  Besides it is Friday, the weather is amazing, and we all know you could use a nice studio break with some amazing inspiration!

FILM: Creating the World of “Oblivion” (2013)
DISIGNERS: Director Joe Kosinski,Lead Graphics animator David “dlew” Lewandowski, and Design Director Bradley “Gmunk” Munkowitz
YEAR: 2013

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The Competition – Trailer


Just as we are about to get a glimpse into the world of the academic architectural studios of Pratt Institute, “The Competition” trailer is released.  If you haven’t already witnessed it yourself, “The Competition” is going to be an in depth look into what goes into winning some of today’s most sought after architectural projects.  Five of today’s “Starchitects” (Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault, and Norman Foster) were filmed as they battle it out for the future National Museum of Art of Andorra, a first in the Pyrenees small country.  Check it out after the jump!

PRODUCTION: Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS)
Angel Borrego Cubero
ARCHITECTS: Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault, Norman Foster
YEAR: 2013

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Sea Change – Edge of the sea – Dalia Munenzon

The water’s edge is an area we have come to find all too recently is an area that needs to be developed and approached delicately and with smart design, as NYC is still recovering from recent floods and even Rome is dealing with recent high waters.  However project deals with the city of Ashdod and its overlapping edge between the city and the sea front.  The city’s water edge has not been defined.  The design takes an intriguing approach with an understanding of the rising water and changing sand dunes to design a water front that is adaptable with nature.  Check it out after the jump.

Israel Institute of technology
PROFESSORS:  Els verbakel
YEAR: 2011

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Cerebral Hut – Guvenc Ozel & Alexandr Karaivanov

“What if architecture could be form without form?”  Where form is no longer controlled by the confinements and solidarity of a built object, but controlled by the interaction of the user.  Cerebral Hut is collective installation between Guvenc Ozel & Alexandr Karaivanov and media artist Jona Hoier & Peter Innerhofer, which brings the gaming interaction to a responsive surface.  The surface, in real time, responds to the user’s concentration levels and blinking putting the user in control of the physical boundaries.  Check it out after the jump!

DESIGNER: Guvenc OzelAlexandr Karaivanov, Jona Hoier & Peter Innerhofer
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Institute of Architecture 
YEAR: 2012

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Weekend Studio Break!

From snowing last weekend to the 60’s from LA, NYC, and our Boston studios.  Suns out so get out of studio and take a break and check out this weeks artists!

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An Architecture School Movie?

Here’s something to look out for. archiCULTURE is a soon to be released movie that takes a look at the influence of architecture and design on our daily lives. The film includes a bunch of interviews with big name architects like Zaha Hadid, Toshiko Mori, Shigeru Ban and Thom Mayne. But the main focus of the movie seems to be a group of 5 students in their thesis year at Pratt University in Brooklyn, NY. The students design process and overall projects are used as parallels between the global architecture and design community, and the issues that we all have to deal with within the profession. It’ll be interesting to see how it all turns out, and to get a glimpse at the thesis process at one of the countries top architecture schools.

Check out their website for some good videos, interviews and news.