Critical Shifts – Columbia University GSAPP


WHOAH it has been awhile, but Futures+ is back!  We have been crazy lately, but we are excited to get back to studio with Critical Shifts a student run symposium dedicated to exploring the ongoing transformations of critical practice in architecture.  It’s happening this Saturday April 5th at Studio-X in NYC.  Futures+ might even make an appearance to check it out, and we highly suggest if you are a student in the area to check it out!  All the details on this event are after the jump.

SCHOOL: GSAPP, Columbia University
EVENT: Interpretations: Critical Shifts
TIME: Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:00pm @ Studio-X NYC


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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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Futures + Design – Your Student Architectural Journal!

Futures+ is heading into NYC for the weekend, and as always running through the streets like crazy.  While were doing that you should checkout the site and submit your design work!

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Sculpted Box – Taryn Bone + Johnny Ng


Since the addition of the High Line to the New York City landscape we have begun to see an influx of apartment buildings and high rises being built all around it.  Unlike when it was an elevated  rail system and buildings shunned the tracks, the new designs are creating an intimate relationship to the site, as they hug it closer and lean over the walkway. Taryn Bone and Johnny Ng project does that and more, as their project pushes and pulls against the high line, the facades densification plays with the new found voyeurism given to walkers on the raised platform.  The skin of the building opens up reveling circulation and public spaces, and blanks out private space, leaving some program to the viewer’s imagination.  We just wish all these buildings would begin the 2nd dialogue of the high-line and finally begin to connect points of public circulation into these new hubs.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Taryn Bone +
PROFESSORS: Marcelo Spina –
COURSE: M.Arch 1- year 2
YEAR: 2013

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Beyond the Street – Mengyi Fan & Marc Moukarzel

Experiments in Motion is a research collaborative between Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in partnership with Audi of America exposing partis between motion, mobility and design.   and Marc Moukarzel challenge the notion of urban densification by layering the city’s streets in multiple axes.  NYC city takes on the look of “The Fifth Element”, as they challenge NYC’s Urban sprawl and push its grid vertical.  Through their case study they are challenged with the notion pedestrian foot traffic, the violence of vehicular traffic, and the expansion of the urban footprint.  Check it out after the jump! 

STUDENTs:  and Marc Moukarzel
Columbia University GSAPP & Audi of America
YEAR: 2012

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New York City Vision Competition – 2012 Winners

Today we thought we change it up at F+ and take a look at this year’s winners from City Vision competition to re-envision NYC.  The composition of the first prize project is flat out amazing and artistic.  We highly suggest you take a look at the projects at their full extent at the site along with the honorable mentions.  Check it out after the jump!

COMPETITION: New York City Vision Competition
FIRST PRIZE: Eirini Giannakopoulou,Stefano Carera, Hilario Isola and Matteo Norzi
SECOND PRIZE: Enrico Pieraccioli -Claudio Granato
FARM PRIZE: Miles Fujiki

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