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, 10:00 — 20:30
Sunday 23 June, 10:00— 17:30
Monday 24 June, 10:00 — 17:30
Tuesday 25 June, 10:00 — 17:00
Wednesday 26 June, 10:00 — 17:00
Thursday 27 June, 10.00 — 17:00
Friday 28 June, 10:00 — 20:30
Saturday 29 June, 10:00 — 17:30

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Winners of The Breathing Building – PIN architecture


Last month we gave we were given an introduction to PIN architecture, a new competition forum slash architectural design conversation from a friend.  We thought we would showcase the results from the 1st month of competition.  Within this simple 4 inch space the spark of a much larger architectural, design, and social conversation can be had.  We are really intrigued as to how long it will take for this to truly take off, as professionals and students alike can challenge their own architectural ideas in a quick and easy format.  We encourage you to check out this month’s winners and this month’s new brief after the jump!

COMPETITION: PIN architecture
William Su, Gina gage, and Philipp Vargas
YEAR: JAN 2013

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Digital Form+Structure – Levente Gyulai


Most professors are probably standing over your shoulder hounding you to show them your sketches and ideas; they don’t want to watch your intangible 3D model orbit around on your screen.  They want to bleed red ink all of your sketches, break apart and reshape your models, and possibly click on your screening and dealt all the work you did the past 3 hours.  Yet you sketchbook doesn’t need to all be by hand, we must be as willing and nimble with the digital tools at our disposal.  We got a peak into Levente Gyulai digital sketch book into today’s post, where his ideas are quickly generate, not in there pristine form, and rendered, photoshopped, and manipulated into an architecturally rich conversational piece. As students you must learn to produce quickly, and understand your drawings, models, and renderings are better left dirty then in there perfect form.  Enjoy the work of Levente Gyulai after the jump!

STUDENT: Levente Gyulai
SCHOOL: Szent István University –  SZIE-YBL Miklos Architecture Faculty
YEAR: 2013

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Thin, Flat, and Super-Inflatable – Diana Barash, Mary Rose Parker, Julius Taniguchi,& Rebecca Fox


Some fear that the art of drawing and design in architecture is fading, and in the professional world it certainly is, however the ability to visualize your ideas threw drawing is still held close to the chest in academic architecture.  I can’t tell how many times my professors asked where my sketch book was, or told me to get out of the computer and back to the trace.  Mark Ericson introduction to architectural drawing is in depth and imaginative view into explorative 2D and 3D architectural drawing.   The work pushes the importance of line weight, shadow control, and pulling 2 D into the 3D realm.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Diana Barash, Mary Rose Parker,
Julius Taniguchi,& Rebecca Fox
Woodbury University
PROFESSORS: Mark Ericson
COURSE:  Intro. to Architectural Drawing
YEAR: 2013

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Futures+Design 2012 a Year in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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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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Alveoli- Connor McKell Bingham


Most of remember what it was like coming to architecture school, and for the majority of us, the first time at college, wearing grown-up pants.  Getting a ton of work, and your first project was intimidating.   Here’s one of those first projects, from Connor at FWL School of Architecture.  Although not anything crazy, its a good foundation to start building a design vocabulary off of.  Where in the professional world we are designing by live, work, play we hardly design for Live, work, play and die.  The projects exploration is actually rather intriguing, to think of your home as your final resting place, grim, but provocative.  Check it out. 

STUDENT: Connor McKell Bingham
SCHOOL: Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
CLASS: First Year Pallet

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