+POOL, Tile by Tile – Kickstarter


It seems every summer day we look out into the Boston Harbor or NYC rivers, and one mentions how awesome it would be to just jump into the water.  +Pool is still pushing forward to make this a reality in NYC.  One of the largest civic kickstarters ever done and you can be a part of helping to make it a reality.  We have been following +POOL, and Archie Lee Coates, Jeffrey Franklin, Dong-Ping Wong, every since the original idea was reveled.  Float Lab is just another stepping stone in making +Pool a reality.  A smart and creative design funded by the people for the people.  It seems like a no brainier!  So make sure to check out the +Pool kickstarter after the jump!

TEAM: Archie Lee Coates, Jeffrey Franklin,  Dong-Ping Wong
KICKSTARTER: +Pool, Tile by Tile
YEAR: 2013

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Postcards from the Future – Andrew Thomas

Today F+ is showcasing Andrew Thomas’s Thesis project ‘Postcard from the Future’ from the Manchester School of Architecture.  The project identifies the issues of coastal areas becoming endangered by rising sea levels and their effects on the edge land environments.  Andrew approach in itself interesting, as he approached the design with the military strategy of attack, retreat and defend. His Proposal is to create a soft edge condition that adapts to the rising and falling sea level.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: Manchester School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Rick Dargavel and Amy Hanley
STUDENTS: Andrew Thomas
COURSE: BArch Year 6

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Edge Conditions: Discovery Park Field Lab

We hope you enjoyed, and are enjoying, your holiday breaks!  As we are back at it again after a little holiday cheer here at F+.  Today we are bringing you several projects from a studio done at the University of Washington.  Having personally visited their Rome Studio we know what this school’s students can bring to the table, such as this investigation into creating field labs in relation into their ecological edge.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: University of Washington
STUDENTS: Angela Yang, Sean McNally, Di Meng, Ole Johnson, Evan Schmidt
PROFESSOR: Elizabeth Golden
COURSE: Undergradate Design I Studio – Intention + Site + Structure
YEAR: 2011

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