One of the strange things about Architecture school is that a lot of the time is spent in pursuit of a form that seems driven by a current context, and although many people strive to ground their projects in the local area, few are able to do it well. This project, from Itai at WIZO, seeks to do the aforementioned, by creating a building, but the context looks back into history, and is influenced by the forms of the current and past space. We think it works pretty well.
Check out this project from a few students at The AA. Done as part of an emergent technologies class, the few students created a new neighborhood, computational derived from the need for space and sustainability. Although we would have liked to see some of the more important buildings have a more thorough design, the importance is in the larger scale of the urban fabric that is created.
STUDENTS: Darrick Borowski, Jeroen Janssen, Nikoletta Poulimeni
SCHOOL: The AA
CLASS: Emergent Technologies & Design
We’ve seen a few pretty crazy urban interventions lately, like the Underground we showed a while back. This project from Kelsey at Columbia uses the same setting, the Delancey trolley stop, to catalyze a new urban intervention, injecting green space into the urban fabric of NYC.
STUDENT: Kelsey Lents
SCHOOL: Columbai GSAPP
Here’s an oldie, but we think it’s pretty dope, and haven’t seen it around before. This is the winner of the 2009 Trimo Urban Crash competition. Created to be a multi-function space and cultural stage. The sculptural form shows a relation to context and “creation of a subject, instead of object.” Take a look.
STUDENTS: Jan Ledwon & Alicja Chola
Today we’re bringing you a thesis project from a group of students at Italy’s Politecnico di Torino. Paolo Carignano, Simona Della Rocca, Fabio Vignolo, Alessandro Capello are all recent graduates of the Politecnico di Torino. There thesis proposal was to increase the density in the cityscape through an understanding and playing of an intricate fabric creating a multi-leveled system throughout the area. The group used their award winning thesis as a springboard, and started a studio together, BAM! Studio, and continue to create great work.
Just as F+ was started as a platform to explore and showcase the works of students to the community of the internet. Andreas Hoerl made it his thesis work at the University of Innsbruck. His conceptual design was to create a floating gallery that would allow students and architects to showcase their projects. The project is placed in the unrest of tidal waters, bringing about the intriguing relationship that architecture and design are also always in a state of flux. Here is what Andreas Hoerl, from the University of Innsbruck, had to say about his thesis project titled Flotsam.
Check out today’s post, a housing complex from Olivia and Mo Wan Li, a joint project done while RPI student’s were abroad at Tongji University in China. The project aims to create a more formal space for those in the lower end of the socio-economic spectrum, by providing a more concrete presence to their inhabitation, and also breaks down the boundaries between the different socio-economic classes.
STUDENTS: Olivia Lau and “Elanor” Mo Wan Li
SCHOOLS: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Tongji University
CLASS: RPI/TJ Study-Abroad Program, Spring 2010
PROFESSORS: Gustavo Crembil, Hong Chen, Wei Wei, and Xu Hongtao
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