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suckerPUNCH announces the publication of Fresh Punches, catalogue for LOT & suckerPUNCH’s “Fresh Punches” exhibition. In addition to collecting the work featured in the exhibition, Fresh Punches includes essays, interviews, and ruminations from more than 50 educators on the state of architecture education in the US today.
When was the last time you got punched by design? Fresh Punches is an exhibition featuring the collision of experimentation and contemporary discourse in the work of American architecture students. Collected from the spring and fall semesters of 2011, the cutting-edge work exhibited features provocative explorations in technology, space, and materials. In this collection, architecture is contaminated by the likes of transmogrifications, strange sensations, primal textures, unfamiliar geometries, self-propagating architectural species, augmented atmospherics, vicissitudinous juxtapositions, reinvented building typologies, sensual pleated skins, a crisis or two, physiologically responsive interfaces, threshold blurring gizmos, and plenty of robots.
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Thanks to everyone for their support in helping us reach our Kickstarter goal!! We’re excited to dive into developing the prototypes and catalogue. We’ll be posting updates of the prototypes as they are fabricated.
Thanks to all those who submitted to suckerPUNCH’s NYC Casino/Convention Center Competition. All results are linked below.
registration begins 05.14.12
submissions due 08.13.12
awards: US $2500 total and publication on suckerPUNCH
Just one week left to lend your support to Tarp‘s upcoming issue, “Not Nature.”
“Not Nature” is interested in exploring historical and contemporary architectural positions in regard to natural systems—aesthetic, synthetic, philosophical, autonomous, not autonomous, investigative, social and political. The question is to explore whether architecture can build form without a clear process-based model to replicate. . . . The issue includes major contributors from philosophy and the history of science such as Graham Harman, Timothy Morton, and Peter Galison, writing alongside architectural theorists and practitioners such as Antoine Picon, Catherine Ingraham, Ed Eigen, David Gissen, David Ruy, and many others. Tarp is an annual publication of the Pratt Institute Graduate Arch. & Urban Design program.
Ten days left to register for suckerPUNCH’s Robot Workshop Competition. Register before time runs out!
registration deadline 03.30.12
submissions due 04.02.12
awards: US $2500 total and publication on suckerPUNCHComments Off on register: Robot Workshop Competition