The Cooper Union catalogues decades of student work including projects by Liz Diller and Daniel Libeskind

New York City’s The Cooper Union has created online database The Student Work Collection to collate over 80 years of work produced by former architecture students, with notable alumni including Elizabeth Diller, Daniel Libeskind and Toshiko Mori. Launched this month, The Student Work Collection is an archival website created by The Cooper Union for the Advancement […]

Eight eye-catching designs from Parsons 2019 graduate fashion show

Delicate beadwork, plant-stuffed plastic jackets and dangling threads flowed down the runway at Parsons School of Design‘s graduate show in New York this week, where collections with intricate details were among US reporter Bridget Cogley‘s highlights. The fashion show took place at Spring Studios in New York City’s Tribeca neighbourhood on Wednesday 4 September, to […]

Cameron Clarke proposes introducing mental health facilities to Beijing’s hutongs

Cameron Clarke has proposed integrating a series of community healthcare facilities into Beijing’s hutongs to help alleviate China’s mental health crisis. The proposal, named Close to Home, is designed by Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) graduate Clarke to offer an alternative to the country’s typical mental health clinics that he describes as “large, […]

Joe Parr’s PlaySetting furniture is influenced by playground equipment

Playground swings, carousels and rolling logs informed this furniture collection designed by Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Joe Parr. Swing Seat comprises a white steel tube, that serves as a base and handles, and holds up a curved leather saddle where the user sits The Detroit designer created PlaySetting for his MFA thesis project at the […]

IAAC graduates propose parasitic pods as alternative to cage homes in Hong Kong

Flux Haus is a parasitic housing scheme, which has been conceptualised by Kammil Carranza, Jitendra Farkade and Vinay Khare, that would engulf five towers in Hong Kong with single-person pods. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia graduates designed the grid structure covered in moving single-occupancy pods to be a “more dignified” alternative to cage homes – tiny dwellings enclosed […]

Rhea Adaimi proposes Carbon Capture Facility to alleviate London air pollution

Royal College of Art graduate Rhea Adaimi has proposed creating a Carbon Capture Facility within an abandoned London warehouse to transform pollution into products. Proposed for a site on Cody Dock, an industrial area in east London, the conceptual facility was designed by Adaimi to help improve London’s air quality. It incorporates Dan Roosegard’s Smog […]

James Parkes designs high-rise for women “burdened by capitalism”

Central Saint Martins graduate James Parkes has proposed creating a tower in Brixton where disadvantaged women who are “burdened by the effects of capitalism” can create art after being released from prison. Called Vertical Loom: Re-appropriating Capitalism, the project envisions a high-rise with numerous workshops and exhibition spaces where former inmates can engage in art therapy. […]

Vilius Vizgaudis reimagines Texan city as “capital of sustainable living”

Bartlett graduate Vilius Vizgaudis has reimagined Paris, Texas, as a sustainable city in a bid to entice president Donald Trump to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Named The Gift, the conceptual masterplan proposes transforming the city of Paris in Texas into an eco-friendly metropolis based on the “symbolic value of Paris as a world capital in climate […]

Students’ 3D-printed Concrete Choreography pillars provide a stage for dancers

Dancers at the Origen Festival in the Swiss Alps will perform around nine unique columns 3D-printed in concrete by students from ETH Zurich. The masters students produced the columns using a new process, developed at the technology school, that allows for the fast 3D-printing of concrete structures completely without formwork or any other kind of […]

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