It's time for our latest selection of Kickstarter projects from Archinect's curated Kickstarter page!
Marina Abramovic Institute
The Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, NY will be an interdisciplinary performance and education center, home to long durational work and the Abramovic Method. The MAI space will host lectures, workshops, and other communal activities to foster collaboration between art, science, technology, and spirituality. MAI plans to begin the design process, which will be led by world-renowned architects Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Urban Art Museum
The Urban Art Museum will not be a single structure, but rather an urban network of commissioned art pieces to be installed in select areas of the Mills50 Main Street District in Orlando, FL. The Urban Art Museum will restore blighted structures, reduce pollution, deviant activity, increase the attractiveness of the district and to promote organized urban art. The concept was developed by Process Architecture, Marcos Cruz, Jai Gallery, and Mills50. The project's first installation will occur at the congruence of 932 and 934 North Mills Avenue.
The Draftery: Figure 03
The Draftery will be releasing Figure 03, the third issue of their biannual print journal Figures. The journal, which has served as an engaging platform for contemporary architectural drawings, hopes to continue broadening their audience beyond the architectural community with Figure 03. The revamped issue is ready to print, but The Draftery needs all the support they can get to produce it!
Since 2007, Jade Doskow embarked on an ambitious journey to photograph all the remaining historically significant sites and structures of past world's fairs. To date, she has been granted permission to photograph 20 sites in North America and Europe, and continues to receive immense support. Doskow plans to photograph the rest of the iconic sites in dedicated phases: North America, Europe, Japan, and China, ending with the 2010 site in Shanghai.
The TECHSTYLE HAUS is a joint entry from a team of over 200 students from Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 competition. TECHSTYLE HAUS will be the first of its kind to use a combination of advanced passive architecture with lightweight and flexible high-performance textiles to create an affordable home that can be easily prefabricated, transported, and constructed. Funds will help support student workshops and building costs as TECHSTYLE HAUS is being prepared for competition.
+ POOL was created with the goal to clean up the river waters of New York City. As its name states, + POOL is a plus-shaped swimming pool that will filter a part of the very river it will float in, enabling New Yorkers to swim in clean river water for the first time in 100 years. The walls of the pool will remove bacteria and contaminants as the river water flows through and can clean up to half a million gallons a day. The pool is also divided into four separate sections for all types of swimmers of any age. The deck, walls, and floor of the pool will be made of 70,000 tiles engraved with sponsors' names. This month, a "Float Lab" will test a combination of different filtration materials in New York's East River and also give everyone a chance to see and learn how + POOL will work.
SONTE takes the concept of curtains to the next level with their Wi-Fi-enabled window shades. Through a free smartphone app, the SONTE film is turned "on" for see-through windows and "off" for opaque windows. A room's privacy and transparency settings can also be controlled. The film is customizable, easy to install, doubles as a projection screen, and even comes in different colors for different purposes. The SONTE team is set to fully launch the film into the market in the near future as they work to revolutionize the window and curtain industry.