• Existenz Minimum.Existenz Maximum
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Instructors: jesse REISER & jason PAYNE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
    wael BATAL, anne SCHNEIDER, & adrian YIM: Emergency response shelters are typically designed for maximum usability, quick set-up time and issues of economy. This project seeks to reevaluate the terms of design for the emergency tent in order to promote vitality, optimism and comfort.

    The tent’s form is propelled by two parallel objectives; the first is to challenge the relationship between object, ground and the horizontal datum that is typically struck in between. The second objective is to fit a wrinkled surface to the resulting body.


  • Translations (with clark THENHAUS)
    lexington KENTUCKY

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    craig CHAMBERLAIN, victor SMITH, madelynn RINGO: Translations (a workshop series hosted by Kyle Miller, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Kentucky, College of Design).

    “Translations” is a series of lectures and workshops organized around the concept of employing multiple modes of making, a diverse set of design techniques and mixed media within the architectural design process. Multiplication and hybridity of making ensures a cyclical design process in which concepts are translated from state to state, opening the possibility for interpretation, intuition, and innovation within the process of architectural design.


  • karen M'CLOSKEY wins Rome Prize
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    Karen M’Closkey, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at UPENN and principal of PEG, has won the Garden Club of America Rome Prize. She has proposed A Field Guide to Rome: Baedeker and Beyond as her topic.

    PEG office of landscape + architecture is an award-winning design and research office based in Philadelphia, PA. We engage a wide range of projects in terms of content, scale, and medium. Whether through competitions, writing or client-sponsored work, we explore the overlapping terrain between the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture. Utilizing the techniques or conventions inherent in one discipline enables us to scrutinize the conventions of the other in order to imagine new formal and material arrangements. This does not, however, lead to the uniform application of technique. If we believed in manifestos, ours would be that scale matters.

  • Bianca: Reflected Landscapes
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Bianca: Reflected Landscapes

    Interior and Exterior design for a 60 m long cruise boat in Japan. Upon entering the new Bianca, travelers are immersed in landscapes of light, color and infinite views on the surrounding nature. Floors and ceilings, along with the outside panoramas, act as internal “Second Natures” able to create elongated perspective where extraordinary lands of colorful waters and skies meet. Similar to gardens the wrapping surfaces of Bianca create an idealized landscape that fluctuates between the abstract and pictorial. At each floor of the boat, travelers experience a unique view on the surrounding horizon. Named after the different time of the day (sunset, sunrise, midday…etc), the various spaces offer a continuous pictorial experience of nature.


  • Robot Workshop
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    The top 16 entries to suckerPUNCH’s Robot Workshop competition are now online. Click through for more.

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  • Monomania
    burbank CALIFORNIA

    Woodbury University Graduate Students: roosevelt GOLINO, sunny LAM, ahmed SHOKIR, colin McCARVILLE, & henry CHEUNG
    Instructors: Mark Ericson and John Brockway, Woodbury University School of Architecture

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
    mark ERICSON & john BROCKWAY: This visualization assignment asked students to examine California’s Owens Valley, through a minutely focused lens. Specifically each student was asked to develop their own form of monomania, drawing the territory by only drawing water. In a landscape were water is scarce this presented a particular challenge to their imaginative abilities. They were asked to draw water in both its presence and its abundant absence


  • Toward A Theory of Misbehavior
    new york NEW YORK

    Storefront for Art and Architecture will present “Toward a Theory of Misbehavior,” a Manifesto Series event showcasing different generational approaches towards architecture theory on the occasion of the release of The Sniper’s Log: Architectural Chronicles of Generation X by Alejandro Zaera Polo. Presenters include: Kenneth Frampton, Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Cynthia Davidson, Jeff Kipnis, Stan Allen , Sylvia Lavin, Sanford Kwinter, Alejandro Zaera Polo, Michael Meredith, Anna Pla Català , Bjarke Ingels, Eva Franch i Gilabert.

    “Toward A Theory of Misbehavior”
    Friday, 05/27
    7.00-9.00 pm / Storefront for Art & Arch.
    97 Kenmare Street
    New York, NEW YORK 10012

  • anthony VIDLER
    new york NEW YORK

    Anthony Vidler lectures on “An Intellectual Biography,” the second presentation in Cooper Union’s Faculty Talks Series.

    anthony VIDLER
    “An Intellectual Biography”
    Friday, 04/27
    6.00 pm / Room 315, The Foundation Building
    Cooper Union
    Cooper Square
    New York, NY 10003

  • elena MANFERDINI
    rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS

    Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later from University of California Los Angeles (Master of Architecture and Urban Design). She is the principal of Atelier Manferdini, a design office that specializes in the cutting edge of computer-aided design of exotic forms.

    elena MANFERDINI
    “Design in One”
    Thursday, 05/26
    7.00-9.00 pm / Berlage Institute
    Botersloot 23 3011 HE
    rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS 010 4030399

  • mario CARPO
    ithaca NEW YORK

    Mario Carpo is a professor of architectural history and theory at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History at Yale University SOA. Carpo’s research and publications focus on the relationship between architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His Architecture in the Age of Printing (2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are The Alphabet and the Algorithm (2011), Perspective, Projections and Design (2007), and an English translation and commentary of Leon Battista Alberti’s Descriptio Urbis Romae (2007).

    mario CARPO
    “Digital Styles”
    Thursday, 05/26
    5.15 pm / Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall
    Cornell University AAP
    129 Sibley Dome, Cornell University
    Ithaca, NEW YORK 14853