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[SO] back // Ups & Downz

hallo germany, hallo Europez

what an action packed april this one has been…or not. The truth is that the FG team has been keeping one eye out for random lols here and there… Truth is that there were quite a few of them, but we aint no haterz, so were not gonna focus only one the bad side…

So lets start with our Ups and Downz for April.

UP #1

SCi-Arc

Now, we all know that we are not so in fond of SciArc and their tactics but we have to admit it when we see something we actually like. Figuring on the top, and only entry, of the UP category this random chinese dude, who DISSOBEYED his tutors instructions to FULLY PARAMETRISIZE his project, amd had the balls to use his Photoshop skillz for once in that school…No need to say this guy failed his semester…lolzz

-like bringing knives to a gunfight..wa?-

FG MEMO

WE ARE FUTURE GIRAFFES.

WE ARE INTERNET CELEBRITIES.

WE ARE LEGION.

AND

WE APPROVE THESE HOT CHICKS FROM SCIARC.

♥♥ MAKENZIE ♥♥

*FG approved*

DOWN #1

Dezeen.

yes yes, we know that every time your first year tutor asks you do find some refferences for your project, most of you botz run like headless chickens to Dezeen’s homepage, but..

THIS IS GETTING PHAKING ANNOYING!

Unfortunately the most interesting articles lately on dezeen are the mixtape articles from five years ago…

THIS IS GETTING PHAKING ANNOYING!

DOWN #2

STARCHITECTS.

So, what up with our so precious idols…?no, seriously…

Zaha is like trying to boost her popularity through random design fairs( last she was spotted at Milan’s Design Fair, being interviewed by a random chinese dezeen intern…’nuff said), Gehry is still locked in his private room, having an eye-to-eye showdown with a koutsomoura*(scroll down to see what koutsomoura means) in order to find inspiration, and The BIG is still playing his ball-even though his playing volleyball with tennis balls…- and Rem has gone guerilla, withdrawn in russia and launching his strategic operations, undercover mode.

FG TIP 2 STARCHITECTS:

guys, hire an image consultant, new 3d monkeys, more hot secretaries…

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And for the end, another classical case of

“WHO COPIED WHO??”

Img1

Materialise.MGX’s lamp from 2007…

IMG2

Jordan Hodgson, from the Royal College of Art in da Londan

Leaving it to you to judge who copied who…

*koutsomoura : is a native Mediterranean fish (very ugly and very funny )

CIAO FOR NOW

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ARCHITECTURE ● Meat & Butcher // the best excuse for a cool student project

I know most of you navigate in cyberspace in order to stumble upon cool images or event better KILLER images from time to time.

Architecture education has been long now filled with skillful students that are super capable of producing amazing work. However when it comes to the actual proposal and justification of their projects we all witness a philosophical funeral.

You all know what I’m talking about but do not really talk about it in your studio.

“I want to do something nice, something f*cking amazing, sooo amazing that my images will be like Oreos on a milkshake”

“I want my drawings to be cool and have something (?) to do with new school / high tech, BUT in the same time inject a bit the character of traditional know how….you know so that peepol in London will think I’m good.”

STFU!

all your drawings will be done with the latest softwares and this “atmosphere for the drawing to convey” will be equal to a “Make your photos look VINTAGE” app.

OM.F.G

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1)

One of the best excuses to pursue such a project with clear consciousness is the BUTCHER & MEAT concept (hahah i just said concept ! )

take a look at this render…If you still dont know what is going on..I will reveal the secret :

“Today, the British public are losing touch with traditional craft methods, consuming products without realising the processes involved. These once handed down processes are becoming lost as our nation becomes more globalized.”

“The Institute of Meat aims to reintroduce these understated crafts and skills into the city centre by placing them within the retail high street…”

PROBLEM SOLVED : we take this symbolic (but still functional!) cow facade style building, place it next to M & S, Vodafone or GAP and BOOM!

anyway..lets continue

2)

Next project: celebrating the ambiguous architectural role of Meat production process (hahah) is coming again from our beloved Presidents Medals.

Note 1 : the skills of these students are f*cking TOP! not like the previous Pokemon

BUT!!!!

“The trajectories of gunfire will be replaced with slow moving tomatoes, courgettes and sumptuous olives.”

hah come on. The guy has the skills to make such a drawing and invests all his energy in “slow moving tomatoes”.. Just so he can do a project like that! The power of the autistic narrative my friends.

Note 2 : before you start trolling about how little we respect the PM and bla bla bla.. when I first saw this project I was 90 % it will scoop the Medal. I even placed a small bet with my tutor (2 cookies).. so shhhh

3)

hahhaha,

welcome back my beloved suckerpunch (!) friends..

Ok, what is going on here

“Primal Parts focused on exploring the possible affects and spatial conditions in architecture by analyzing the heterogeneous composition of biological parts. A set of biological parts were configured then dismembered through the use of butchering techniques.”

Translation :

we wanted to check our 3D skills and ended up producing forms that looked like…mmm…whatever you see above.

Then we thought that we might get away by saying our project investigates biological parts ( yes thats the point we laugh..hahah).

Finally we decided to “brain-f*uck” our readers by saying that somehow BUTHCHERING techniques are involved in this diarrhea

Links to the above projects

1) Link

2) Link

3) Link

Ciao for now

Keep ur head up for the Giraffe