+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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Self-Folding Strand – MIT


We are back from the slopes and since we are back in Boston we thought we might showcase The Self-Assembly Lab coming out of MIT.  The lab is a research collaborative between designers, engineers, and architects focusing on self-constructing and manufacturing systems.  The platforms in which this research effects are countless, and the design possibilities are interesting to see as each new concept is played with, taken apart, and greater explored.  The Self- Assembly Lab will certainly be an interesting architectural parti to watch develop.  Check it out after the jump!

COLLABORATIONSkylar Tibbits & The Self-Assembly Lab
SITE: www.selfassemblylab.net

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Ichneumonid – Herwig Scherabon

Everybody wants to re-use space, instead of completely starting from scratch to redesign the urban fabrics in which shape our cities today.  However there is practical way of looking at this issue, and then there is the totally radical way.  Herwig Scherabon certainly went off the deep end in this out there approach to growing buildings from the inside out.  The imaginative design approach and language from the drawings to his study models, captures his imaginative initiative and approach to architecture.  The project dips into biomimicry, fantasy, and really pushes how we can redevelop and look at architecture as a built form.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT:  Herwig Scherabon
University of Technology
PROFESSORS: Manfred Berthold 
YEAR: 2012

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Futures + Design – Your Student Architectural Journal!

The long nights and countless days in studio have BEGUN!  F+ is right here for you to help you find your design inspiration or even showcase that sweet design you are working through.  Let us showcase your work, or suggest friends work that we should check out!

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Futures + Design – Top Posts

Today we are checking out some of the all time top projects from the past year.    Check them out after the jump!

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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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Theoretical Institute – Vienna, Austria – Benjamin Badeau – RPI

As architects and designers we become excited and enamored with cross pollinating the disciplines into our design strategies.  In today’s project Benjamin Badeau (Man-Nature-Machine) strives to design a space in which brings together the culture of physicist into the public arena.  If anything the renderings alone make you want to go out tonight and lay under the stars.  Check it out after the jump! 

SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
STUDENTS: Benjamin Badeau 
YEAR: 2008

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Beijing House II – Yaohua Wang

Today we head back to SCI-Arc to showcase this spaceship?  Or maybe some sick speakers? Or none of the above as Yaohua Wang won best thesis in 2010 with this proposal to bring back the independent housing typology to Beijing.  A beautifully articulated design proposal to have these pods branching off of an obsolete factory building.  However whether it is a home or a future space ship, it is well worth checking out as we head into the weekend! 

SCHOOL: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
STUDENTS: Yaohua Wang
YEAR: 2010
COURSE: Thesis

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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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