Archinect - Features 2014-09-02T00:34:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping Justine Testado 2014-08-04T10:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T16:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji3dwyrpbryyfm5h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Waste House at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6434534/university-of-brighton" target="_blank">University of Brighton</a>'s Faculty of Arts is stated to be the UK's first permanently built home made of over 85% discarded materials, including 20,000 toothbrushes, 2,000 carpet tiles, and 4,000 plastic DVD cases. But its focus on student involvement in realizing the house is also worth noting. The project leader, <a href="http://www.bbm-architects.co.uk/" target="_blank">BBM Architects</a>' Director and University of Brighton Senior Lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, collaborated with a total of 253 undergraduate students, apprentices, and volunteers in the designing and constructing of the Waste House. As students experimented with new applications for these everyday materials, they also learned that it doesn't just have to end up in a landfill.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105345412/student-works-fantasy-and-reconstructed-realities-in-miard-s-interior-atmospheres Student Works: Fantasy and reconstructed realities in MIARD's "Interior Atmospheres" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T18:05:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odop2azf3sqn16mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometimes, 3D models and sectional diagrams aren&rsquo;t the best means for an architect to communicate their design. Sometimes fantasy and memoir take the reins, motivating a different approach run by personalized narrative, exhibited solely through images. A couple of standout theses from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/103700/master-of-interior-architecture-piet-zwart-institute" target="_blank">Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a> took this route, creating studies of interior spaces steeped in memory and new possibilities.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99718581/student-works-3d-printing-the-new-millenial-domicile-with-ucla-and-hud Student Works: 3D printing the new millenial domicile with UCLA and HUD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-16T11:20:00-04:00 >2014-05-30T16:52:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qeixp3fd981kguq0.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking a minimalist approach to both design and production, students in <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/" target="_blank">UCLA</a>&rsquo;s <a href="http://futurelabstudio.org/" target="_blank">3M futureLAB</a> studio condensed micro-housing to an even smaller scale, with their 3D-printed, one-person, transportable housing unit. Conceived for the ideals of a fiercely mobile young professional, the full-scale model measures a lilliputian 4.84sq meters, and manages to include a multi-media interface in addition to a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute Student Works: "[X]City: Making Interior Cities" from the Piet Zwart Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-20T16:59:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T18:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hrimklod8ezci1og.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Focusing on a defunct submarine wharf in the Port of Rotterdam, students in the <a href="http://pzwart.nl/nl/courses/miard" target="_blank">Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a> program at the Piet Zwart Institute explored whether interior design can give way to urban redevelopment. As part of last fall's [X]City studio, students proposed a spectrum of redevelopment strategies for the wharf, varying from commercial to artistic to recreational.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92247936/student-works-tectonic-studio-from-tsinghua-university Student Works: Tectonic Studio from Tsinghua University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-07T11:03:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T20:28:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5q5cah7u09ck2a4s.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;pop-up&rdquo; shop has long been a steadfast option for small-scale enterprises to sell their wares, creating a flexible and relatively cheap venue for businesses. The challenge is to build space that is not only efficient, but mobile and expressive of that business&rsquo; personality.&nbsp;Students at Tsinghua University in Beijing were tasked with just that, designing and building three distinct pop-up storefronts on a tight budget, over the 8-week &ldquo;Tectonic Studio&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/91390401/student-works-eidos-housing-project-gsapp Student Works: "Eidos" Housing Project - GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-23T21:56:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T18:58:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85b9iib4qxm95nvb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;Eidos&rdquo; housing complex collapses communal and individual extremes into a ruthlessly mathematical structure, that somehow manages to be both homogenized and personalized at once. The building structure is equipped with its own means of production, enabling new spaces to be grafted into the old, all at the whim of the inhabitants, but in the restricted formal algorithm of the building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/85539617/student-works-rub-a-dub-s-space-oddity Student Works: rub-a-dub's "Space Oddity" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T11:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T23:49:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh3o7n1zcudrlvwa.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> &ldquo;Space Oddity&rdquo; meditates on what architecture can be in deep space. In such an indifferent and inhospitable vacuum, architecture as static form loses meaning, and must instead rely on a self-sustaining momentum of adaptable materials.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/85222483/student-works-resilient-public-housing-from-parsons Student Works: Resilient Public Housing from Parsons Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-06T15:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-22T23:44:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7dfvhxicbav3tqq.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Responding to a daunting list of post-Sandy urban concerns, M.Arch students at the Parsons New School for Design proposed a variety of affordable housing complexes in an under-developed patch of Manhattan&rsquo;s Lower East Side.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/82684993/student-works-saltworks-from-washington-university-in-st-louis Student Works: "Saltworks" from Washington University in St. Louis Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-02T20:21:00-04:00 >2014-01-31T09:18:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzoeb9nczeiwsu0h.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Finding inspiration in the genetics behind a giraffe&rsquo;s neck, students at Washington University in St. Louis used parametric design methods to build a flexible piece of public furniture for the university campus.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/80085213/student-works-building-soft-takes-on-the-l-a-river-s-infrastructure Student Works: Building Soft takes on the L.A. River's infrastructure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-23T21:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T18:51:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/funuz1l0icjb0tqe.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> SWA&rsquo;s <em>Summer Student Program</em> challenges students to reconfigure established systems of infrastructure and landscape, adapting regional developments within a preexisting cultural environment. In its fifth year, the program has dealt mostly with California&rsquo;s diverse terrain, and now turns its focus to the bedraggled yet beloved Los Angeles River. Seven students from universities worldwide join SWA for four weeks of on-site practice, followed by five weeks of internship in an SWA studio.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013 Student Works: AI | AA Athens & AA Istanbul Visiting Schools 2013 Elif Erdine 2013-06-17T12:15:00-04:00 >2013-06-21T13:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fjxsbj3zubn70r9c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by Elif Erdine (AA Istanbul Visiting School Program Director) and Alexandros Kallegias (AA Athens Visiting School Program Director)</em></p> <p> <em>AA Athens | Istanbul Visiting School (AI) </em>defines architecture as "an art of suppositioning ideas, architectural principles which are being performed repeatedly". Its foundations lie on combining theory and practice and shared knowledge, with the goal to go beyond individuality and address today&rsquo;s challenges via dialogue.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/75126636/student-works-singapore-university-of-technology-and-design-library-pavilion Student Works: Singapore University of Technology and Design Library Pavilion Archinect 2013-06-13T20:30:00-04:00 >2013-06-17T02:19:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtpumv380m2pssap.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) library pavilion is located on a sloping lawn on the temporary Dover Campus.</p> <p> Accommodating three mature trees and forming a noise barrier toward the Ayer Raja Expressway in the north, the gridshell structure of the pavilion harnesses the site constraints and activates an outdoor space behind the existing library building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/65758020/student-works-beyond-prototype Student Works: Beyond Prototype Jason Ivaliotis 2013-03-21T13:27:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:04:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir0jhr1zqc4itl24.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Beyond Prototype</em> is an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at <a href="http://www.arch.columbia.edu/" target="_blank">Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation</a> by Jason Ivaliotis and Nicholas Kothari. This course focuses on the development of hybridized, folded meshes that simultaneously serve as both structure and building envelope. Students develop parametrically controlled tessellations and transform them into building component systems that can be built using conventional sheet stock materials. These tessellated systems are extracted from the digital realm and built at full scale.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/66641892/student-works-new-horizons-iceland-expedition Student Works: New Horizons Iceland Expedition Archinect 2013-02-04T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-03-10T13:40:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/ygahbbzmq8g0urdv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In late November 2012, London's <a href="http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/architecture" target="_blank">The Bartlett School of Architecture</a> Unit 3 embarked on an expedition to Iceland.</p> <p> Warmed by the Gulf Stream, endless geysers and caught between two major tectonic plates, this land of endless volcanic activity is also home to Europe's largest glacier.</p> <p> Twelve 2nd and 3rd year students designed, built and tested a series of shelter/surveying devices to research and charted varied aspects of Iceland.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/62803118/student-works-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow-drift-drive Student Works: The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift & Drive Archinect 2012-12-10T01:11:00-05:00 >2013-01-22T12:23:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hhe959j8wbv5j2jh.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Drift &amp; Drive</em> proposes a new model of water-based urbanism by readdressing the technological and logistical challenges of offshore oil extraction. Our project is a solution to the desire on the part of Petrobras, the Brazilian petrochemical company, to relocate workers offshore, as rigs are established ever further from the coast, increasing the transportation cost of both workers and oil.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/60584804/student-works-drx-2012-minimal-surface-highrise-structures Student Works: DRX 2012 – Minimal Surface Highrise Structures Archinect 2012-11-02T20:04:00-04:00 >2012-11-11T11:56:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9n94izb13vu1ajg.jpg" width="514" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Design Research Exchange (DRX) is a non-profit residency program for researchers hosted by <a href="http://www.henn.com/" target="_blank">HENN Architekten</a>. The DRX, initiated by Moritz Fleischmann (HENN Research Director) and Martin Henn (HENN Design Director), provides an open platform to unite experts from various fields. By exploring architectural topics of shared interest, the DRX promotes a multi-disciplinary discussion between academics and professionals.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/56310866/student-works-fallen-star Student Works: Fallen Star Elif Erdine 2012-09-05T10:00:00-04:00 >2012-12-13T23:08:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3uns05w3rd7qt6x.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> &ldquo;Fallen Star&rdquo; is an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception. It is the final working prototype of the Architectural Association (AA) DLAB Visiting School which took place in AA London and AA Hooke Park during July 23 &ndash; August 5, 2012.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/55830183/student-works-insitu-medellin Student Works: INSITU Medellin Nicholas Waissbluth 2012-08-27T10:00:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T22:28:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de8ifxug9ha8lp1d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> INSITU is an initiative founded by Blokcad Lab and uAbureau in 2011 to implement projects that investigate the informal development of cities, its non-consolidated urban spaces and auto- construction processes. Its central objective is to explore how the ecological and the social environments of the city can be merged to create new and unforeseen landscapes. Through a series of ongoing workshops, lectures and events, the program is directed to students, professionals and communities working in art, architecture, design and its related fields.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/55629733/student-works-performa_12 Student Works: PERFORMA_12 Archinect 2012-08-21T13:56:00-04:00 >2012-12-11T02:15:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8w8dqow24envl7ln.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The PERFORMA Studio at the University of Kentucky College of Design is an intensive research and fabrication studio run by professor Mike McKay.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/7386970/slipstream-an-exploration-of-spatial-turbulence-inspired-by-the-drawings-of-lebbeus-woods-and-leonardo-da-vinci Slipstream: An Exploration of Spatial Turbulence; Inspired by the drawings of Lebbeus Woods and Leonardo Da Vinci Archinect 2011-06-07T14:00:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:51:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/nannho859b96560g.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Slipstream is compelling pavilion whose form emerged from an exploration of both spatial phenomena and digital design methodologies. A Slipstream, in essence, is a type of turbulence generated by a body moving rapidly within a larger body. As stated by Lebbeus Woods, &ldquo;The slipstream is a highly dynamic space active with forces that impel a direction and that itself moves, together with the moving body continuously creating it...&rdquo; This became the design intention: to express such a phenomenon experientially, to explore the implications of slipstreaming as a spatial construct.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/89153/student-works-a-new-vision-for-shippingport-louisville-kentucky Student Works: A New Vision for Shippingport, Louisville, Kentucky Archinect 2009-06-08T20:48:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T13:01:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjr8hru0le76bdmd.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> During the academic year 2008&mdash;2009, the College of Design at the University of Kentucky conducted a year-long research and design study of the Shippingport area in Louisville. The Shippingport area, located just west of downtown Louisville, has significant waterfront and extensive infrastructure and enormous potential for future development. Development has been limited, however, because the entire area is cut off from the rest of the city by the freeway. In fall 2008, students analyzed and made strategic design proposals for the Shippingport area intended to stimulate economic development and bring much-needed jobs. Proposals included a complex of business incubators and needed vocational schools, including a culinary school with a restaurant; a centralized hospitality complex; a network of pocket parks that connect to the existing Olmstead Park system; and a new Green Ford Motor Company Campus where a new line of hybrid and electric products would be designed, developed and buil...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/88824/student-works-rock-and-roll-fantasy-sci-arc-at-coachella-elastic-plastic-sponge Student Works: Rock and Roll Fantasy - SCI-Arc at Coachella: Elastic Plastic Sponge Paul Petrunia 2009-05-19T10:40:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4t5bjva7h2t45fm.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The title "Rock and Roll Fantasy" might be a little misleading for this SCI-Arc studio project lead by Ball Nogues ' Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon. While the program was 100% rock and roll, the practical lessons learned during this collaborative design-build experience were far from fantastical.</p> <p> The goal of the studio was to develop an iconic architectural installation for the popular music festival Coachella . The students had to work within the tight constraint of a single semester to design and build a structure using a budget of only $15k.</p> <p> Ball Nogues' studio is across the street from the Archinect HQ in downtown Los Angeles, so I was fortunate enough to follow the progress of this endeavor since the conception, prior to the start of the semester. I caught casual stories and occasional development drawings during my lunchtime visits with Benjamin. It kept me very curious and, honestly, a little doubtful that they could pull off such an ambitious undertaking....</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/33421/student-works-jimenez-lai Student Works: Jimenez Lai Mason White 2006-02-13T22:00:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T14:51:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xf9mnatp5hun2ey7.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architectural representation has always maintained a need to confront not only the story of its making, but also the story of its operation. It is one thing to represent how architecture is to be built and quite another to represent how it is to be used. Often this representation is relegated to perspective, or a series of perspectives. This remains the static image of the product yet to become, typically serving as, what is appropriately called, the money shot . It is a perfect moment, complete with the right people wearing the right styles, walking in the right direction, with the sun at the right angle, and the right material tone and textures. It is the unborn project's idealized self. However, what if part of the design act were also to know what those people were thinking, where they were before they entered into that rendering, and how the project came about?</p>