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LEAD (Kristof CROLLA & Julien KLISZ), "BREATHING." Undulating spine.
shanghai CHINA

“BREATHING” is a dynamic installation designed by the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD) for Sushibar Ichininmae as part of the RIBA Shanghai Windows Project in Shanghai, Xintiandi. For the second time the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), China Xintiandi and the British Council selected ten architects to develop temporary installations in shops distributed around the Shanghai Xintiandi site.

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ACADIA 2014: Design Agency
los angeles CALIFORNIA

ACADIA (Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference to be held at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles the week of October 23-25, 2014. Co-chaired by Dr. David Jason Gerber, Alvin Huang, AIA  and Jose Sanchez, this highly anticipated event will bring an international audience of innovative design educators, researchers, and practitioners together for a week of design focused workshops, lectures, panels, presentations, and exhibitions that will push the boundaries of contemporary design technology and define new paradigms for design thinking.

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Daniel CAVEN & Salvador CORTEZ, "C2R."
los angeles CALIFORNIA

SCI-Arc, Robot House

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Daniel CAVEN & Salvador CORTEZ: Developed by Salvador Cortez and Daniel Caven, C2R is a spacial 3-D printer prototype that continues the research 3D printing with no physical boundaries. . . .

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Dalia BUKHAMSIN, "World Trade Center."
los angeles CALIFORNIA

Woodbury University, School of Architecture
critics: Mark ERICSON & Curt GAMBETTA.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Mark ERICSON & Curt GAMBETTA: The role of surface in the organization of architectural and urban space is increasingly mystified by images of continuity, openness and flexibility. . . .

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Fibrous Light Projections. Photo: Alexandros KALLEGIAS.
athens GREECE

AA Visiting School Athens 2014
program director: Alexandros KALLEGIAS.
AAVS director: Christopher PIERCE.

The Architectural Association Visiting School in Athens is part of the AI research agenda, investigating design possibilities of architectural modeling via scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.

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Ricardo GONZALEZ, Steven HEWETT, & Belinda WOOD, "Field of Objects."
college station TEXAS

Texas A&M University
directors: Bruno JURICIC, Gabriel ESQUIVEL, & Stephen CAFFEY.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Ricardo GONZALEZ, Steven HEWETT, & Belinda WOOD: This project developed around an investigation into Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Campo Marzio Dell’Antica Roma, and at a deeper level, an epistemological attempt at understanding objects and their qualities.

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Xiyangzi CAO, Shuo LIU, & Zeyu YANG, "SanDPrint." Rendering.
london UNITED KINGDOM

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Research Cluster 6
critics: Daniel WIDRIG, Stefan BASSING, & Soomeen HAHM.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Xiyangzi CAO, Shuo LIU, & Zeyu YANG: Sand is a commonly available materials. It has many unique features, for instance, the insolubility in water, the high melting point and a certain degree of mobility when it is wet. Through this property, sand casting technique has been wildly utilized in traditional manufacturing area in the early time. . . .

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SYNArchitecture (Rhina PORTILLO & Matthias URSCHLER), "Quique Boutique."
vienna AUSTRIA

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

SYNArchitecture (Rhina PORTILLO & Matthias URSCHLER): The Austrian studio SYNArchitecture designed, produced and built an exciting store in San Jose, Costa Rica. The process started with a parametric design were in a conceptual level a dynamic stream is running through the boutique. . . .

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Sergiu Radu POP, "Transformable Antarctic Research Facility." Bird's-eye persepective, rendering.
vienna AUSTRIA

University of Applied Arts, Vienna
critic: Zaha HADID.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Sergiu Radu POP: The goal of the Transformable Antarctic Research Facility Project is to investigate the range of architectural qualities within research facilities and its generative potential for new building typologies in an extreme environment. . . .

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Wangshu ZHOU & Jieru DING, "Resourceful Fallibility." Interior rendering.
london UNTIED KINGDOM

The Bartlett, UCL
GAD, Research Cluster 2
critics: Isaïe BLOCH & Moa CARLSSON.

suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

Wangshu ZHOU & Jieru DING: This project explores the relationship between material properties of solid wood and CNC-milling technology. In the material study, by investigating the physical effects of drilling in wood, including traces and residual byproducts, a design system is proposed to covert these uncontrollable “misfits” into designable elements within their size and distribution.

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