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  • physys[06]
    rome ITALY

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    davide del GIUDICE / elena SCRIPELLITI / giorgio del GIUDICE: It’s hard to believe that anything useful in architecture can be conceived without connection: Architecure IS connection in all its forms. The main concept of this project comes from the idea that any kind of architecture requires its own specially designed joint and the creation of the connection is highly dependent on the type of material used, aluminium sheets, in this case.

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  • lOOpCathedral
    vienna AUSTRIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    chi wai CHAN: The project examines various notions and typology of a religious building bringing it closer to contemporary requirements and sensibilities. Many feel that Catholicism is just a grandiose relic on the outside without  much substance on the inside. This superficiality rather than spirituality becomes the main agent for the explorations.

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  • forms/species/kinetics
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    karsten t. HUITFELDT: Meant as a somewhat ironic reaction to the green building crusade, this project for a self-sufficient veterinary hospital on the roof of the Los Angeles public library is exploring the formal possibilities of a building powered by live animals. As an interface between nature and technology, the building acts as a bizarre technological/biological device that adopts the habits and functions of the animal it connects with as a means to create energy. Integrating structural elements, mechanical elements, electronics and parts of biological organisms, the building becomes an extension of the animal body. Blood, nerves and muscles are supplying the building with energy, distributing it through artificial, reproduced, alive or grown muscles, veins, nerves and organs.

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  • durations
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    ian christopher THOMAS + bob FREDERICK: It mainly was about physically working the hot wax and the different techniques on how we would pull it through the ice-cold water. It became rigorous in these techniques yet experimental on how to interpret our digital ideas without digital production tools.

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  • hammer fountain
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Greg Lynn’s Fountain is the first architecture and design project guest-curated by architectural historian Sylvia Lavin. As part of Hammer Projects, Lavin will organize a new project approximately once a year over the next three years that will present new works by architects and designers. These projects will be sited in different locations around the Museum.

    suckerPUNCH: what or who influenced this project?

    greg LYNN: I was influenced by an ex-assistant of mine who stayed on in my position at the ETHZ named Matthias Kohler who is using robotic arms to place standard masonry units like bricks and blocks as well as Office DA who must have inspired him by building something similar in China with intricate brick patterns using manual labor and curved templates. 
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  • progression through unlearning
    delft NETHERLANDS

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    bao AN NGUYEN PHUOC / arie-willem DE JONGH / mingy SEOL: “Progression Through Unlearning” is part of an ongoing research into an architecture which explores the generation of programmatic, structural and spatial order through a multi-agent based design methodology which operates in a high pressure environment.
    The intention was to achieve highly varied heterogeneous spatial formations, catering to a wide variety of human activities and programmatic demands. The strategy of the project was to explore the possibilities of connecting exclusive programmatic and hard threshold zones through a continuous and gradient experience of the multifunctional voids and greens.

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  • hyperion project
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    Oyler Wu Collaborative: Located on a vibrant commercial street in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, this building is a renovation of an existing 1930’s residential duplex. The project involves an ongoing series of interventions and transformations, beginning with the renovation of the building and growing to include a fence, with several (constantly evolving) additions in the works. The building includes the design office of Oyler Wu Collaborative, with a private residence located upstairs. The exterior of the building is an austere two-story volume clad in fiber-reinforced cement board with deep, recessed aluminum windows. The interior of the building combines exposed 1930’s wood frame construction with simple modern detailing.

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  • para-perro
    austin TEXAS

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    robert j. MEZQUITI:

    -PARA.PERRO. for-dog
    -PARA.PERRO. parametric-dog

    Para.Perro began from the premise that a dog habitat is different from and responds to a different set of conditions to that of a habitat for human occupancy.

    The habitat functions very much like a primitive hut and is made from natural materials. Its form describes the manipulation of simple geometric curvature allowing it to change size and shape.

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  • op-space
    san francisco CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    alexa GETTING & lauren TICHY: (Op)Space – The goal of the project was to design and build a flexible, transportable, and reconfigurable architecture to help re-activate the empty storefronts that rupture the urban fabric of downtown San Jose.  The design is a series of 10 hinged hexagons, that can be opened or closed to adapt to the needs of the users.  As each hexagonal piece opens: a seat becomes a table, which potentially becomes a wall – flexible space.  The winning concept was built this past summer by a team of CCA students led by Mona El-Khafif (Studio Instructor) and Kory Bieg (Fabricator/Designer).

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  • synthetic aesthetics

    lund SWEDEN

    Department of Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics, Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

    Tutors: Julia Koerner, Adam Vukmanov
    Organization/ Invitation: Abelardo Gonzalez
    Student Assistants: Felicia Lans, Marcus Westberg, Fahrad Jalalvand

    The two weeks international workshop was an introduction to this year’s ASAE2010 symposium and the topic of “Architecture and Beauty”. Sixty students were analyzing visual effects and identifying elements that are defining ”Beauty” in the eye of an observer. Further on, the focus was on imaginary atmospheric effect of capturing outer space and translating it into an architectural spatial experience in form of Ground Based Observatory.

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