X|A Advanced Architectural Design Workshops Summer 2013


It summer time and classes are over!  FUTURES+ would like to bring to your attention X|A Advanced Architectural Design Workshops Summer 2013. X|Atelier is organizing three international intensive workshops of Advanced Architectural Design. The X|A Summer Workshops 2013 are led by X|A principals Erick Cárcamo (SCI-ARC) and Nefeli Chatzimina (USC) in collaboration with Sevgi Türkkan (ITU) all graduates of Columbia University in New York City. As part of an ongoing academic research, X|A workshops introduce participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art.

FIRM: X|Atelier
Hellenic Institute of Architecture &
Istanbul Technical University and Yapi-Endustri Merkezi
PROFESSORS: Erick Cárcamo, Nefeli Chatzimina, and Sevgi Türkkan
COURSE: X|A workshops
YEAR: Summer 2013 – [APPLY HERE]

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KREOD Pavilion – Chun Qing Li


KREOD the small dream project of Chun Qing Li is well worth FUTURES+ checking out again, as the projects final images are amazing.  The small pavilion  constructed by a team of very young designers and professionals during the London Olympic Games.  KREOD was one of the many outdoor exhibition spaces in the Greenwich Peninsula during the London Olympic Game.  KREOD is a testament to to how we use digital design, fabrication construction, sustainable design in today’s digital age and incorporate and encompass collaborative design.  Check it out after the jump!

LOCATION:  London Olympic Games
TEAM: KREOD – Chun Qing Li
YEAR: 2012

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light lab 5.1 – VAV architects


Light, time and space are so simple, but their control can make such a poetic statement within architecture.  They are delicate, yet tangible controls, within architecture as Light lab 5.1 pavilion plays with the power of light and dark to create an overpowering space within the urban environment.  Once inside the element your relationship to space is solely controlled by the flood of light.  You must acclimate to the environment to truly appreciate the beauty of the light channeling in, until you are re-immersed into the full intensity of the sun and busy urban context.  Check it out after the jump!   

STUDENTS: Veniyana Lemonidi, Matteo Goldoni, Jonathan Russell, Nicholas Dunlop, Tati Leonteva, Alexandra Polyakova, Tereza Scheibova, Anna Podrouzkova, Libor Mládek, David Buhagiar, Aulon Harizaj, Jim Walsh

PROFESSORS: VAV architects
COURSE: EASA workshop. Helsinki, Finland
YEAR: 2012

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X|A is organizing an international workshop of Advanced Architectural Design, part of an ongoing academic research, which introduces participants into contemporary discussions of formal exploration in Architecture and Art, through technical attainment of design and production. The Omni(progra)chromatic by X|A is under the auspices of Benaki Museum, the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Athens School of fine Arts. It is an opportunity for architects, students of Architecture and Art, professionals designers and artists.

RECEIVING APPLICATION : workshop@xatelier.com
WHEN: 17-23 DECEMBER 2012

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Object Oriented Eclecticism – MMLAB

What is to become of the word in a post apocalyptic world riddled with radiation?  Hardly something we want to think about.  However in a recent OOE Workshop, where the norms are pushed and radical ideas are foster, a group of students visualize a space in which urban development is regenerated through an almost bionic/machine/organic structure.  The projects exploration through computational programming, to digital design, and physical exploration tell a visually dynamic and rich story.  Check it out after the jump!  

STUDENTS: Marvin Bratke, Jakub Grochulski, Stefanie Pesel, Mikolaj Scibisz,       Christian Tschersich
MMLAB | Sint Lucas School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Corneel Cannaerts, Gilles Retsin, Isaie Bloch
COURSE: Workshop Object Oriented Eclecticism
YEAR: 2012

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This is a call for all designers young and old to come check out a DIY Furniture & NYChair Charrette at First Street Green Park.  Plus Admissions is FREE!  Check it out and we hope all you designers/architects in the NYC area show up to get your design on.

LOCATION: First Park @ 33 East 1st Street
WHEN: Saturday July 14
REGISTER: www.eventbrite.com

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Super-Surface Fabrication: Python scripting and fabrication workshop – AA EMTECH

We are heading into the weekend checking out an architectural workshop fresh out of AA’s Emtech studios.  Super-surface fabrication workshop was a digital exploration into Python Scripting and in the realms of digital generative tooling and rapid prototyping and fabrication techniques.  For the students it was introduction into code to generate algorithmic-based complex systems, a growing trend within the architectural community.  Check it out after the jump!

WORKSHOP:  Python scripting and fabrication workshop
PROFESSORS:  Marina KonstantatouVincenzo RealeGiancarlo Torpiano, Evan Greenberg
YEAR: 2012

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X|A International Workshop of Advanced Architectural Design

As most of you are packing up studio for the summer, we are bringing you a summer workshop by X|A studio presented to us at F+ by Nefeli Chatzimina.  In the realm of academic architecture we are allowed to live on the brink of sci-fi architecture through the discourse of cutting edge digital production.  The workshop is an exploration into complex geometric variations.  Check it out after the jump and register today!   

WORKSHOP: X|A International Workshop of Advanced Architectural Design PROFESSORS: Nefeli Chatzimina & Erick Carcamo
SCHOOL: Hellenic Institute of Architecture
YEAR: July 2012
Location:  New Benaki Museum, Athens Greece

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Post-McQueen Embryos- AA School Paris

The AA School in Paris recently had their final review for their architecture and fashion studio, Post McQueen Embryos.  This studio regularly creates some of the most amazing designs we’ve ever seen.  Although not necessiraly wearable, the designs are certainly provocative, much like the design of Alexander McQueen.  We always find these types of cross-discipline studios super interesting, seeing how architects can use their skills and techniques to create interesting designs of things besides buildings.

SCHOOL: The AA Paris
STUDENTS: Krisada Sungkram, Maria Lima, Lilli Maunula, Zhenyu Yan, Maria-Thala Al Aswad, Rémi Chevrillon, Chloe O’Regan, Rodrigo Quiñones and Leila Mohaghegh
PROFESSOR: Isaïe Bloch
SEMESTER: Spring 2012

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Shape to Fabrication- Westminster University SoA

Check out this digital fabrication studio from the Diploma studio at Westminster University.   Done in a week, the project isn’t the most cleanly done, but still quite interesting.  We like the idea of using multiple teams to create one coherent project, although it still seems a bit disjointed.

SCHOOL: University of Westminster School of Architecture
CLASS: Shape to Fabrication Workshop
YEAR: Fall 2011
PROFESSOR: Rupert Maleczek, Sam Joyce / Al Fisher

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