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Out of Failure: University of Cincinnati Senior BS Arch Capstone

We are a studio of 18 senior architecture students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. We are honored to have the opportunity to present our research-based capstone project, Out of Failure, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City from May 17-20.
Inspired by the rise of human displacement as the result of natural and geo-political disasters, Out of Failure is an in-depth look at how rapid prototyping technology, digital design, and contemporary materials can be combined to provide the most effective, culturally sensitive, economical, and ergonomically designed disaster relief shelter possible. It is our hope that with the support of strategic partnerships forged at ICFF, we will be able to implement these shelters for disaster relief on a global scale. Contributions towards our campaign will go directly to further research, design, and development, culminating in a full-scale prototype that will give the attendees of ICFF an immersive and tactile understanding of our research.

(please) Support us!
indiegogo.com/projects/out-of-failure#home
teespring.com/UCOutofFailure

Motion Graphic and Soundtrack Artist: Corey Kujawski
vimeo.com/coreykujawski
soundcloud.com/fauxsucre

Final Semester

It’s about a month into my last semester, and I’ve been terribly negligent to this blog, but like always here is another shot at getting this up and running–or at the very least, crawling/walking with aid of a cane.

My capstone studio is on disaster relief, focusing on the time between the event and permanent housing. Our first assignment was to do case studies on particular objects/spaces (and I’ll put that on here soon, or on my website I’m going to create eventually). Our second assignment is focused on different scenarios where we (in groups) design responses to particular regions around the world. My group decided to focus on water disasters and particularly the Philippines, where it was fairly recent where a typhoon caused a massive amount of damage to the environment and to the people there.

Here are some photos of process work so far:

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We were working exclusively on the interior for the first week/couple weeks, and now we are moving onto the exterior.

There are nicer images for the interior, but they haven’t been remade yet.

Happy Friday!

In other news, I’m really wanting to work more on my graphic design skill set, but I’m at a loss at even where to start. If anyone has any good recommendations, that would be awesome.