Shipwreck & Fractal Cult – Burning Man Kickstarter

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We have been on a bit of a summer break here at Futures+, but now we are back and coming at you with this hot Kickstarter out of the DS10 Studio at Westminster University School of Architecture.  Georgia Collard-Watson and Thanasis Korras projects were both selected to be built at the 2013 Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.  DS10 is now crowd sourcing on Kickstarter in order to bring these projects to life!  Futures+ had showcased both Shipwreck and Fractal Cult throughout the studio year, as we are constantly checking out WeWantToLearn.net. F+ would like to do our part and support these students as they have almost reached their halfway point.  Check it out after the jump and support their kickstarter!

STUDENTS:  Georgia Collard-Watson & Thanasis Korras
SCHOOL: 
Westminster University, London
PROFESSORS: Arthur Mamou-Mani & Toby Burgess
COURSE: DS10
YEAR: 2013

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+POOL, Tile by Tile – Kickstarter

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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
SUPPORT: CLICK HERE
YEAR: 2013

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Bangalore Kickstarter

exterior 2 a3Although normally an internet idea of showcasing an idea for funding, Joe Best’s Bangalore Kickstarter is about helping out recent graduates.  Created as a space for recent grads, the building acts as 3 unique spaces, unified by the constant curving form of the building.  Check it out.

STUDENT: Joe Best
PROFESSORS: John Bell
SCHOOL: MArch Student at CSA 4th Year

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TIPTOP – Alex, Jack and Madeleine

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Here at Futures Plus, we don’t normally show off any products or things you can buy.  We’re more about ideas, but today we have something a little different.  This is the Tiptop speaker, a simple bluetooth speaker that you can pair with your smart phone, computer, whatever.  But the thing we love about it, is the design is meant to transform space.  The geometry of the case is meant to nestle into a corner, and change the acoustics of the speaker, creating a space filled with sound.  We can’t speak to it’s effectiveness, but we love the idea of transforming your space with just a simple addition.  If you wanna see more, check out their kickstarter page at the bottom, and maybe donate some money.  If you do get one, let us know how it affects your space.

STUDENTS: Alex, Jack and Madeleine
SCHOOL:
Stanford
KICKSTARTER: TIPTOP 

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Danaus, A Polymorphic Installation- Tulane, Digital Fabrication

Tulane architecture students in Ammar Eloueini’s Digital Fabrication class have created a pretty interesting little installation.  Starting with the idea of anamorphic graphics, the students created a structure that appears as one form when viewed correctly, but is made up of different pieces, each unique.  The pieces range in depth, up to 10 inches thick, where the form acts as a bookshelf. 

STUDENTS: Sam Levin, & Others
PROFESSOR: Ammar Eloueini
SCHOOL: Tulane University SoA
CLASS: Digital Fabrication
YEAR: 2011
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