Check out our latest roundup of Kickstarter fundraisers that we picked from Archinect's curated Kickstarter page!
1. Made in the Lower East Side: miLES Storefront Transformer by miLES
The Made in the Lower East Side (miLES) Storefront Transformer is a portable 6-ft cube that can be easily set up and rearranged for various types of pop-ups. The Storefront provides basic functional elements and infrastructure like shelves, partitions, tables, seats, a stage, lighting, WiFi, speakers, power strips, and more that can program any storefront. Funding will support the transformation of a vacant storefront in New York into a local pop-up with 7 weekly themes this winter.
2. ZEUS: The World's First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Printer / Copy Machine by AIO Robotics
After 5 years in the making, the ZEUS is a multifunctional machine that offers the complete 3D printing experience with the ability to 3D scan, print, copy, and fax objects all from one machine--and at an affordable price. The ZEUS is also described as producing stunning, high-quality results that the 3D printing community has been searching for.
3. Bike-Thru Society by Ju-Hyun Kim
This project is a prototype design that re-imagines our 21st-century car-centric lifestyle into one that is bike-oriented instead. Kim created the prototype designs as a source of inspiration for architects, interior designers, urban planners, etc. to explore the possibilities and realize the potential of including more bike-friendly components into their projects.
4. Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized: The Complete Interviews by Gary Hustwit
Director Gary Hustwit will compile a 400 to 500-page paperback book featuring the complete text of video interviews he had with more than 75 designers who were featured in his films "Helvetica", "Objectified", and "Urbanized." The book's publication intends to edit, organize, and conserve the video conversations for future use.
5. Interactive Architecture 2013 - Exhibition & Publication by RC3 Bartlett UCL
With support, the members of the Interactive Architecture Studio - Research Cluster 3 at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL hope to host a Graduate Exhibition show. Additionally, the team hopes to publish a special catalog of all the amazing design research projects and experiences they had over the past year.
6. Makeshift Society: Coworking and Community in Brooklyn by Rena Tom
The Makeshift Society shows their love and support for the freelancers and independent workers by the "creative clubhouse" they set up in San Francisco -- a place where people can work, take classes, attend events, and collaborate. Their next ambition is opening a new clubhouse at a two-level space in the Williamsburg neighborhood in early 2014.
7. Structure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D by Occipital
Attach the Structure Sensor to your phone and you can instantly capture 3D maps and complete measurements of indoor spaces. You can also capture 3D models of objects and people for 3D printing and import for CAD, and even play augmented reality games. If you're a developer, you can build apps that interact with the geometry of your real-world surroundings.
8. RAD LAB - Urban Park in Downtown San Diego by RAD LAB
The RAD LAB is proposing an urban park development for the fast-growing East Village in Downtown San Diego. With a planned lifespan of 2-3 years, the RAD LAB will provide green space for a multitude of private and public events like movie screenings, concerts, farmers markets, art installations, and retail spaces inside retrofitted shipping containers.