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  • French Kiss
    savannah GEORGIA

    “French Kiss,” Jean Paul Gaultier boutique and showroom

    Savannah College of Art and Design
    critic: jean JAMINET

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    jean JAMINET: The challenge for this 2nd year studio was to design a boutique and showroom for the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier as an addition to the Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Atlanta, Georgia.

    One of the ambitions of this studio was to use the “kiss” as a modulation between the intimacy of the interior and the publicity of an urban event.

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  • Living Architectures
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    The “Living Architectures” film series, first of which is Koolhaas Houselife, puts into question the fascination with the ideas of perfection, virtuosity and infallibility of iconic architecture. By demonstrating the vitality, fragility and vulnerable beauty of architecture as recounted and witnessed by people who actually live in, use or maintain the spaces, Bêka and Partners let the architecture talk to us, from an “inner” point of view, both personal and subjective.

    Takako Hasegawa w/ Ila Bêka and Louise Limoine.
    Living Architectures: Roundtable Discussion followed by DVD + Book Launch
    Wednesday, 10/31
    6.00 pm / Lecture Hall
    Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture
    36 Bedford Square
    London WC1B 3ES

  • Golden Moon
    hong kong CHINA

    The Golden Moon is a temporary architectural structure that explores how Hong Kong’s unique building traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design techniques in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space. It is the 2012 Gold Award winning entry for the Lantern Wonderland design competition organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board for the Mid-Autumn Festival and was on display for 6 days in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.

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  • Geodes
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    elyse GRAHAM: Geodes have been objects of wonderment for me since childhood. I was obsessed with the idea that I could go out into the landscape and pick up a rock that might just be filled with a magical surprise.

    I continue to be fascinated with the notion that seemingly ordinary objects have the possibility of harboring something unexpected and beautiful. I am also interested in the geode as a time capsule—over time, a cavity is slowly encroached upon by outside elements, creating a history from the inside out.

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  • jonah ROWEN
    college station TEXAS

    Jonah Rowen is an architect founder of Rowen Studio. He is an instructor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and an editor of Project, a new architecture theory publication. In addition, Rowen is an assistant editor working with Emmanuel Petit on a book of original essays by prominent architects reckoning with the legacy of Colin Rowe.

    jonah ROWEN
    Monday, 10/29
    5.30 pm / Geren Auditorium
    Texas A&M University Department of Architecture
    College Station, Texas 77843

  • Critical Halloween
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    Vanquish your devils. Praise your saviors. Unleash your inner critic in sartorial guise: Storefront for Art and Architecture is again hosting CRITICAL HALLOWEEN, a costume architecture party devoted to the most feared ghost of architectural production. Building upon Banality, last year’s theme, this year the organization invites guests to dress as an omnipresent ghost in the world of art and architecture production: Metaphor. The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at The Autumn Bowl in Greenpoint from 10pm until late.

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    Critical Halloween: On Banality, on Metaphor
    Saturday, 10/27
    10pm ’til Late / The Autumn Bowl
    67 West Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11222

  • Cerebral Hut
    los angeles CALIFORNIA & vienna AUSTRIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    guvenc OZEL (Ozel Office): Cerebral Hut is a kinetic installation that works with an interface that measures brain frequencies and turns them into a reactive environment. In order to achieve this, we hacked and reprogrammed a commercially available device that can measure concentration levels and blinking, interpreted these data thresholds and wrote scripts that would translate them into motion. research on different folding patterns and geometric structures lead to the creation of an environment that can act as a vessel for movement.

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  • SoftKill Design, protohouse. Photo: Julia Kubisty
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    Architectural Association, Design Research Lab (DRL)

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    SoftKill Design (nicholette CHAN, gilles RETSIN, aaron SILVER, & sophia TANG): Softkill Design investigated the architectural potential of the latest Selective Laser Sintering technologies, testing the boundaries of large scale 3-D printing by designing with computer algorithms that micro-organize the printed material itself. With the support of Materialise, Softkill Design produced a high-resolution prototype of a 3D Printed house at 1:33 scale. The model consists of 30 detailed fibrous pieces which can be assembled into one continuous cantilevering structure, without need for any adhesive material.

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  • Whirlers – an exhilarating energy system
    new york NEW YORK

    The Whirler is an exhilarating energy system that collects wind and transforms it for perceptive energy production. The Whirler is a three dimensional grid of Darrieus Turbines, having the ability to stimulate and challenge the visitors of the park. A wind energy system based on a vertical axis conceived to respond to the variability of Fresh Kills’ wind direction and intensity.

    Whirlers is part of the show “Fresh Kills Park” curated by the Land Art Generator Initiative, opening in New York on October 25th at the Soho Digital Art Gallery in New York.

    Soho Digital Art Gallery
    138 Sullivan Street
    New York, NY 10012

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  • farshid MOUSSAVI
    cambridge MASSACHUSETTS

    Farshid Moussavi is Principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture in London. Her firm, founded in 2011, specializes in projects that integrate architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. Her current work includes the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Quran Museum in Tehran. Moussavi is Professor in Practice at the Harvard GSD and was a founding partner in the award-winning firm Foreign Office Architects (FOA), established after it won the competition to build the Yokohama International Ferry Terminal in Japan in 1995.

    farshid MOUSSAVI, “Style Agency”
    Thursday, 10/25
    6.30 pm / Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall
    Harvard GSD
    48 Quincy St.
    Cambridge, MA