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
DESIGNERS: William Su, Gina gage, and Philipp Vargas YEAR: JAN 2013
F+ was started to showcase all the best designs coming out of the academic design realm across the map and to provide a platform to bring them to light. The semester has just kicked off for most, and others you are already pulling all nighters, but don’t let that hold you back from submitting your to be showcased. We look forward to seeing your projects submitted!
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!
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For most of you it is holiday break season, and you are just kicking back and catching up on sleep. Why not show Futures+ and the rest of us what you got! Scan your sketch pad, show us your architecture, furniture, lighting, urban design. Or if you are a follower share us with your friends!
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!
For most of you winter break from studio has begun, final reviews are over, you are finally out and not spending your lives sleeping under your desk in studio. Trust us we know, because we sat at reviews and watched you fall asleep during critiques. We don’t want to ruin that break, by any means, but why not showcase your hard work from the semester on Futures+. Take a second to send us your work, and even check out and comment on other student’s designs, design styles, and approaches. Maybe you even want to reach out to us, feel free to shoot us an e-mail!
It is that time of the year, instead of putting hours into studio it is days, as all you push your designs to the limits for final studio critiques. We know what it takes, we have been asleep under our desk, in the same clothes for days, and had piles of coffee cups on our desk. That is why we started F+ so that when all that is done, you can showcase all that hard work to the world!
One of the strange things about Architecture school is that a lot of the time is spent in pursuit of a form that seems driven by a current context, and although many people strive to ground their projects in the local area, few are able to do it well. This project, from Itai at WIZO, seeks to do the aforementioned, by creating a building, but the context looks back into history, and is influenced by the forms of the current and past space. We think it works pretty well.