Amsterdam Workplace VI – Yaohua Wang

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Last year we came across Yaohua Wang’s work done at SCI-Arc, and we are back to check a new project done at the Harvard GSD.  Yaohua Wang’s work takes a look at the world and culture of the changing and ever emerging VFX (visual effects) industry.  The design strives to bring filming and post production all under one house.  The circulation whips through the building trying to tie the spaces together with this flowing network of progression through the building.  The renderings and graphic diagrams done by Yaohua Wang are strong architectural visual effects within themselves.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Yaohua Wang
Harvard GSD
PROFESSORS: Ben Van Berkel & Imola Berczi
YEAR: 2013

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Bundle House – Jason Orbe-Smith & Keyla Hernandez


Some architects live for straight lines and simple geometrical forms, and others are enticed by the elegance and seductiveness of a curve. Jason Orbe-Smith & Keyla Hernandez’s exploration into curvature with their Bundle House certainly would catch the eye of both sides of the conversation.  The language and detail of the curve is given strength and rigor through the exploration of digital scripting, where the spaces flow into each other and visual densities define private and public space through the fenestration.  Even the landscape and vegetation allows for the architecture to defining its own spatial relationship to the site.  Our only criticism is trying to call this a single family home, the programmatic strength and study could greater serve as a new possible network of urban sprawl.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Jason Orbe-Smith & Keyla Hernandez 
PROFESSORS: Hernan Diaz Alonso
YEAR: 2012

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Today we are checking out AB-USE II Workshop being put on during February 11-15 at the University of Patras.  The workshop is going to explore the possibilities through the incorporation of scripting in MEL (Maya Embedded Language) that is being integrated in Autodesk Maya design software.  Check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL: School of Archtiecture, University of Patras
PROFESSORS: Yannis Zavoleas, Dimitris Zisimopoulos, Vassili Pappas, Vasilis Stroumpakos, Ioanna Symeonidou
COURSE: Workshop –
DURATION: 11-15 February 2013

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Digital Form+Structure – Levente Gyulai


Most professors are probably standing over your shoulder hounding you to show them your sketches and ideas; they don’t want to watch your intangible 3D model orbit around on your screen.  They want to bleed red ink all of your sketches, break apart and reshape your models, and possibly click on your screening and dealt all the work you did the past 3 hours.  Yet you sketchbook doesn’t need to all be by hand, we must be as willing and nimble with the digital tools at our disposal.  We got a peak into Levente Gyulai digital sketch book into today’s post, where his ideas are quickly generate, not in there pristine form, and rendered, photoshopped, and manipulated into an architecturally rich conversational piece. As students you must learn to produce quickly, and understand your drawings, models, and renderings are better left dirty then in there perfect form.  Enjoy the work of Levente Gyulai after the jump!

STUDENT: Levente Gyulai
SCHOOL: Szent István University –  SZIE-YBL Miklos Architecture Faculty
YEAR: 2013

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Reforming Taipei Main Station – Wendy Teo

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When we look at today’s efficient and leading “green” design’s we don’t necessarily understand, why they are eco-friendly and efficient.  Wendy Teo’s project explores the redesign of Taipei Main Station, which experiences high levels of pollution and acts as an urban heat island.  The exoskeleton design explores the use and integrated design of thermometric energy and bio-reactors into the skin of the building.  The building itself has an ephemeral experience, where the building shows the user it is working and living machine.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Wendy Teo
Bartlett School of Architecture
PROFESSORS: Marjan Colletti 
YEAR: 2011

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A Case for Generative Order – Moe Shahin


Moe Shahin explores how in the 20th century the drive and need to define order is through creating a contextual relationship. Instead of challenging the defining of space, Moe explored the use of the Cartesian grid, to stray away from the static programmatic spaces, and through space packing and connections to explore open plan design.  Program becomes less rigidly defined, and becomes elastic in function throughout the design.  The simple stacking of a unit yields a complex and richly connected flow of program.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Moe Shahin
Queensland University of Technology
PROFESSORS: Ruwan Fernando, Glenda Caldwell
COURSE: 4th Year – Generative Design Studio 
YEAR: 2012

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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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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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AFFECT AND SENSATION – Alejandro Vicente Soto

Design Research in Parametricism, Materality and Affect are the goals of studio DS:13 out of the University of Westminster led by Andrei Martin and Andrew Yau.  Out of this studio we are looking at ‘Affect and Sensation’ by Alejandro Soto, as he brings the Korean Bang to the underground frontier.  Check it out after the jump! 

SCHOOL: University of Westminster in London
STUDENT: Alejandro Vicente Soto
PROFESSORS:  Andrei Martin and Andrew Yau.

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