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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Zip – Studio400


Get a hold of a quarter of a million zip ties, 19 architecture students, and an empty room and you are going to get an explosive canvas  across the space.  The 5th year students kicked off the semester with a design pavilion to showcase their first semester research as they jump into the final push of their thesis.  The installation, with limited supplies, plays with the simple understanding of the connection of a zip tie, and building from that connection into a canvas.  The variations of the connection create a playful field condition within the space as people move around and throughout the surface.  Check it out after the jump! 

STUDENT: Cadence Bayley, Juan Chavez, Seanna Drew, Kiley Feickert, Mathew Ho, Jack Hotho, Michelle Loeb, Tucker Marshall, Jeff Miner, Minami Mori, Emily Morillo, Erin Osberg, Hao Phung, Kristina Rakestraw, Brandon Sampson, Ismael Soto, Mike Sudolsky, Gabbi Sun, John Tuthill
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
YEAR: 2013

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Low Fidelity – Erin Besler

Low Fidelity by Erin Besler is a thesis that steps outside the generic fromula of approaching thesis; which normally is problem, solution, building.  The thesis challenges  the mediums in which architecture and building are understood.  She goes far beyond any case study in her explorational thesis which is married with House VI by Peter Eisenman.  Each time flipping the design on its head and challenging it in a new medium and way of understanding architect through graphic and physical mediums.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Erin Besler
PROFESSORS: Andrew Atwood
COURSE: Thesis
YEAR: 2012

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Material Matters – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Continuing to follow up on the upcoming  Advances in Architectural Geometry symposium at the Pompidou Center in Paris, we are checking out Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) submission.  The video showcases a year’s worth of study, research, and construction between students and professors through the understanding of materials limitations and the proper pairing of digital fabrication techniques.  The video is amazing inside look in how other colleges around the world are defining and pushing architectures role in digital design.

SCHOOL: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
SYMPOSIUM: Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012
Pompidou Center in Paris
YEAR: 2012

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sPhysical – Sci-Arc – Peter Vikar, Erin Besler, Eugen Kosgoron, Siim Tuksam

Today F+ is taking the jump to Sci-Arc to check out sPhysical a experimental exploration into “the translational discrepancies that arise during interplay between an excessively controlled but exceedingly irresolute digital environment and its materialization into the reality of physical space”.   A great cross between robotic technology and architecture, used to generate our designs into built form.  Check it out after the jump!

Peter A Vikar, Erin Besler, Eugen Kosgoron, Siim Tuksam
YEAR: Fall 2012

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Visual Studies 521 – Penn Design

Today we’re gonna take it a little easy.  We’re gonna show you a few videos from students at U Penn’s Penn Design SoA.  Each video investigates how we express architectural ideas and the different mediums, and how we can create a new medium to present a more well understood and coherent architectural vision.

STUDENTS: Alyssa Olson, Andrew Gardner, William Wong, Kordae Henry
SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania PennDesign SoA
CLASS:  Visual Studies

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300 Clouds- Benjamin Badeau

After showing you the trailer, we’re bringing Benjamin Badeau’s full 300 Clouds.  Re-contextualizing Chris Marker’s 1962 film La Jetee, imagining a different Earth and a new set of challenges shaped by the myriad, interwoven environmental catastrophes of the past 50 years.  Correlating with Ben’s Thesis Project, , the film lies in the realm of science-fiction, while establishing a powerful link between architecture and film.

STUDENT: Benjamin Badeau

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