light lab 5.1 – VAV architects

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

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REFRACT- Adam E. Anderson, Christian Poules & Alex Diaz

Check out this awesome installation from RISD students.  Created using acrylic, LEDs, and arduinos, the installation is an interactive environment that responds to the inhabitant.  Although it’s a bit small, we’d love to see a large scale installation of something like this.

STUDENT: Adam E Anderson, Christian Poules & Alex Diaz
SCHOOL: Rhode Island School of Design
CLASS: Digital Constructs Fall 2011

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Manufacturing Diffusion – Anthony Policastro


Sometimes professors can push you in the wrong direction, where you are forced to explode into your own design explorations to keep your sanity.  This submission is a self investigation during the past semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by Anthony Policastro, in just one those instances, which sparked this amazing design.  His project took on creating something as simple as a light through an intense investigation into digital fabrication and material studies.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Anthony Policastro
SCHOOL:Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
YEAR: 2011

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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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