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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and The BIG is still playing his ball-even though his playing volleyball with tennis balls…- and Rem has gone guerilla, withdrawn in russia and launching his strategic operations, undercover mode.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??”

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Materialise.MGX’s lamp from 2007…

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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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Rem, Strelka, One.Man.Army

Lets get straight to the point,

the following videoz already exist for a while but since we got active and non-stoopid readers we decided that if any of you has not seen them yet…guess what?…

Its about F*ckin time!!!

This October, Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design will welcome its first ever class of students for its all-expense-paid postgraduate education program. The curriculum for the 2010-2011 academic year has been developed together with AMO, the think-tank for the international architecture bureau, OMA (the Office for Metropolitan Architecture). Research projects will be led by OMA head Rem Koolhaas, AMO director Reinier de Graaf and cultural advisor Michael Schindhelm.

The curriculum for Strelka is based on five interlocking research themes, which address issues at stake internationally that hold a particular relevance for Russia – from the preservation of the urban environment and migration to the future of energy and the role of virtual space.

Each course of study consists of a two-month-long foundations course, a research trip, and six months of instruction. During the foundations course, students will become acquainted with the themes of research for the main part of the program, mastering a series of critical and practical methods of working. After this, the students will take a research trip. The main instruction follows the winter holidays, during which time students will develop research projects, supervised by the world’s leading specialists and addressing five themes: design, energy, preservation, public space and thinning. The results of work on each of these themes will be publicly broadcast.

Strelka President Ilya Oskolkov -Tsentsiper explans, «Each of the five projects will be realized in a tangible form, on which a student of ours has worked in collaboration with some of the leading international theorists and practitioners. In this way, the student becomes a co-author of this particular story»

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OMA warmly thanks the Berlage Institute for sharing this film
May 30, 2011

Rem Koolhaas: Three in One.

The lecture provides an overview of OMA’s recent thinking and will cover three interrelated topics: the growth of Preservation, and its blind spots; architecture and democracy; and the ongoing development of the office itself.

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BONUS