Ok, it's time for a round-up of some new architectural Kickstarter projects we've added to Archinect's curated Kickstarter page...
ROSY (the Ballerina)
We started an organization called reSITE. It’s basically a platform to exchange ideas about making cities more livable. We want to make cities cooler, more sustainable and more creative. We think this can be with inclusive, collaborative design; partnerships for a better urban future. Basically, we want normal citizens to engage with experts, developers and policy makers to help shape better cities and urban landscapes. Go
Cosmic Quilt - Interactive Installation/Student Workshop
Have you ever wondered what buildings will look like in the future? If the kind of interactivity we have come to expect in our devices will ever make it's way into the architecture we inhabit?
Soon, just as we can sense a space as calm, contemplative or frenetic, the space itself will be able to sense our presence and react accordingly.
This May, The Principals and 20 students from the Art Institute of New York will take the first step to allow the public to be able to experience this new type of architectural space. Over 1 week, we will instruct the students in the construction of a reactive architectural environment that will open to the public during New York Design Week, May 19-21.
Students will learn to network a series of sensors, motors and micro-controllers through a unique system developed by The Principals in their Brooklyn studio. Go
Firm Foundation Social Design Field Guide
Our project is to develop a field guide that explains the steps for running participatory workshops and urban design charrettes with local stakeholders – especially in areas where participation in urban design is new. Go
MAP 005 CHERNOBYL, a publication.
MAP (Manual of Architectural Possibilities) is a non profit publication aiming to merge the fields of science and research on one hand, and architectural design on the other, to encourage discussion through design. The publication exemplifies this approach via its format. MAP presents itself as an A1, folded in the shape of traditional maps. Research and data are shown in one page, and architectural projects on the back. Go
Help us turn a vacant plot of land in Kathmandu into a vibrant urban green space with gardens, outdoor arts areas, and structures made of reused materials. We've been improving the space for the past 3 months with friends and community, and now we need your support to complete Hariyo Chowk this spring and summer. Start where you stand and be a part of Hariyo Chowk. Go
21 LEGO® Houses You Can Build: Unofficial Directions
An introduction will be followed by a chapter on how to use the book and another one on building techniques. Thereafter, each chapter will be one model. The 21 models will be divided into 3 sections of ascending complexity; snug, nice and grand. Each model will be a different style of architecture interpreted through the bricks. I also intend to include a glossary, index and web links to related sites. Go