KENT STATE 2013 INTEGRATED DESIGN COMPETITION – Isaac Ocasio and Noah Shroyer

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Today we’re showing what may seem as a more basic project.  But there’s a great design sense in this project from Isaac and Noah at Kent State.  The small decisions that shaped the design of the building really create a great sense of place that we really appreciate.  Also, there model looks aces, check it out.

STUDENTS: Isaac Ocasio and Noah Shroyer
SCHOOL: 
Kent State University
PROFESSORS: Charles Harker
COURSE: Kent States University’s Integrated Design Competition 
YEAR: 2013

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Modular Housing – Thomas Khoueiry

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When we think of modular homes of late in the US it has been to create flexible and extremely compact homes for places like NYC.  Thomas Khoueiry’s approach in Lebanon was not only to design a modular housing development for Lebanon’s housing crisis, but to also to revitalize the abandoned quarries.  The quarries have left scares all over the landscape, and this new spanning housing typology tries to recapture these lands.  As the project isn’t heavily built into the landscape, but touching it at points, maybe the opportunity for the land to become revitalized over time is a possibility.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Thomas Khoueiry
SCHOOL: 
USEK – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
PROFESSORS: Zafer Sleiman
YEAR: Fall 2012

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AB-USE II | PATRAS 2013

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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 – codeabuse.wordpress.com
DURATION: 11-15 February 2013

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Futures+ wishes all a Happy Holidays!

Take a studio break and enjoy friends, family, and the holidays!  We will be back after a short holiday break, bringing you the best student design work we can find! Until then we wish all our followers and friends from around the globe a happy and joyful holidays!

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PERFORMA_12 – University of Kentucky College of Design

Mike McKay and his studio Performa held at the University Of Kentucky College Of Design is prime example of material performance, digital design, and simple geometry brought to reality.  Performa was intense research fabrication studio that continues to push rapid prototyping production for a greater understanding of material limits and their ability to create structure.  Check it out after the jump and get a  glimpses of the students original models and boards.

STUDENTS: Adriana Torres, Anne Schwab, Bethany Long, Brian Moore, Brian Oldiges, Darcy Osting, David Dudley, Jaime Lam, Jeff Guiducci, Madelynn Ringo, & Taisa Sehic
SCHOOL: 
University of Kentucky College of Design
PROFESSORS:  Mike McKay
YEAR: 2012

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TECHNO-FUTURISM: HUDSON RIVER VALLEY REDUX – Kyle Baumgardner

Today we are checking out a project from last year’s Techno-Futurism cluster lead by Chris Perry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture.  Kyle Baumgardner approached the challenge that the city of Philadelphia is facing.  As Philly is in quest to become the ‘greenest’ city in America, but at the same time faced with the challenge of replacing the industry that keeps it alive.  Kyle pulls from the architectural notions of Yona Friedman’s, Marco Zanuso’s work, and Cedric Price’s Potteries.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT:  Kyle Baumgardner
SCHOOL: 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PROFESSORS: Chris Perry
COURSE: Final Thesis 
YEAR: 2012

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X|A International Workshop of Advanced Architectural Design


As most of you are packing up studio for the summer, we are bringing you a summer workshop by X|A studio presented to us at F+ by Nefeli Chatzimina.  In the realm of academic architecture we are allowed to live on the brink of sci-fi architecture through the discourse of cutting edge digital production.  The workshop is an exploration into complex geometric variations.  Check it out after the jump and register today!   

WORKSHOP: X|A International Workshop of Advanced Architectural Design PROFESSORS: Nefeli Chatzimina & Erick Carcamo
SCHOOL: Hellenic Institute of Architecture
YEAR: July 2012
Location:  New Benaki Museum, Athens Greece

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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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The Reinvigoration of the Whiplash – David Nightingale – AA

David Nightingale delves into the reformation of the grammar of ornament in today’s architectural design.  Through the analysis of the “whiplash” into a larger composition we begin to see the imagination of ornament into creating architectural space.  A truly interesting cross-examination and visually stunning design, so check it out after the jump!

SCHOOL:AA
FACULTY: Oliver Domeisen, Tristan Simmonds
YEAR: 2010
COURSE: Diploma 13 – The Reformed Grammar of Ornament
STUDENTS: David Nightingale

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