Post Industrial Latent Space – Bryan Allen


Back in August we posted about Bryan Allen’s MArchThesis Terra Toxisand now we have the rare opportunity to get an actual inside look at  his  final studio critic.  It is really a great opportunity to see studio life and student interaction with their professors.  A rather over the top project, extremely provocative, but the level of scales opens a great architectural conversation in the end.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Bryan Allen
SCHOOL: 
University of California, Berkeley
FELLOWSHIP: Branner Traveling Fellowship
YEAR: 2011

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Post Industrial Latent Space – Bryan Allen

[La·tent]:
present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing aspotential:
Pathology. (of an infectious agent or disease) remaining inan inactive or hidden phase.

Latent Space is what drives Bryan Allen in his urban exploring into some of the most intriguing and dangerous places in the world, such as the decaying world of Chernobyl.  Where others try to forget Bryan sees future potential in these forgotten waste lands, where urban explores have been snapping pictures and exploring forgotten towns, cities, and industrial parks.  Where we have chosen to close them off and forget and nature has reclaimed it.  What is next for these frontiers?   

STUDENT: Bryan Allen
SCHOOL: 
University of California, Berkeley
FELLOWSHIP: Branner Traveling Fellowship
YEAR: 2011

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reFUSE- Anthony M. Giannini

Today we have an exclusive post from Anthony at UC Berkeley.   Anthony’s project takes on a lot of different issues, but with a very astute and open mind.  Dealing with the ever increasing garbage problem in the world, Anthony developed a way to use waste paper and plastic as building materials in a very unique way, utilizing a 3d printer.  Take a look at Anthony’s unique and interesting solution to a growing problem.

SCHOOL: University of California, Berkeley
STUDENT: Anthony M Giannini – www.labAMG.com
PROFESSORSRonald Rael
COURSE: Master’s Thesis
YEAR: 2012

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Phytopia – Pablo Zunzunegui

Today F+ is showcasing an original submission by Pablo Zunzunegui with his M. Arch Thesis ‘Phytopia’, at UC Berkeley.  The project dives into the ecologies of the Amazon Forest, and designs an ecosystem between man and machine within the jungle. A radically different approach then Benjamin Badeau NATURE|MAN|MACHINE, where cities were left behind.  Pablo suggest the reinsertion of man into the jungle.  Phytopia, a Swiss Family Robinson like design, is designed to control both sunlight and rainwater exposure through mechanical intervention.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: UC Berkeley
STUDENT:
 Pablo Zunzunegui
PROFESSORS: Ronald Rael 
COURSE: M. Arch Thesis 
YEAR: Spring 2012

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Air Tight – Veronica De La Rosa – University of California Berkeley


F+ kicking off the week with ‘Air Tight’ a project done by Veronica De La Rosa at the University of California Berkeley.  The concept of the work was to spark interest in the creation and design of the Airbus A380, by immersing them within this object.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL:  University of California Berkeley
STUDENT: Veronica De La Rosa

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Wurstershire Sauce-UC Berkeley-Landscape and Architecture Graduate Student Team

A collaboration of students from UC Berkeley’s Landscape and architectural departments were brought together to redesign the Wurster Hall Courtyard.  This introduction of this public peace introduces a playful seating area for social gatherings at varying levels.  The design allows the individual to play and interact without any boundaries, and who doesn’t enjoy kicking it outside on a studio break in the west coast sun.

SCHOOL:  University of California Berkeley
PROFESSOR:  Yes Duffy
STUDENTS:  Brian Gillett, Chris DeHenzel, Rockne Hanish, Jeremy Fisher, William Smith, Marisha Farnsworth, Molly Mehaffy, Henry Richardson, Chris Lesnett, Robert Glass, Alexis Steiner, Anuar Azahari, Alyssa Machle
LOCATION: Wurster Hall Landscape Courtyard
YEAR: 2011
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