2014 End of Year Portfolio Review

Our WeWantToLearn.net students have submitted their final portfolios! After an inspiring day going through the projects, we gave them a final mark with the help of the other tutors from the University of Westminster. Below is a selection of the inspiring work that was submitted.

The projects range from a temple at the Burning Man Festival made of an unprecedented reciprocal structure (Joe Leach) to a 3D printed city based on a fractal algorithm and built using potato starch-based plastic grown by the inhabitants of Solanopolis (Andrei Jipa) all the way to a Pop-Up plywood mosque for Trafalgar Square (Josh Haywood) and a lace tent for the London Burlesque Festival (Georgia Collard-Watson) as well as a Kabbalah Centre in the City made from large spiralohedron (Jessica Beagleman), our students have explored a new kind of joyful and spiritual Architecture using the latest digital design and fabrication technique.

Joe Leach's Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man
Andrei Jipa's incredible 3D printed collection
Andrei Jipa’s incredible 3D printed collection
Garis Iu's Chanting Bridge for Mont St-Michel
Garis Iu’s Chanting Bridge for Mont St-Michel
Georgia Rose Collard-Watson's tent structure for the Burlesque Festival
Georgia Rose Collard-Watson’s tent structure for the Burlesque Festival
Our beautiful messy studio space full of 1:1 Prototype
Our beautiful DS10 studio space full of 1:1 Prototype
Our beautiful messy studio space full of 1:1 Prototype
Our beautiful  DS10 studio space full of 1:1 Prototype
William Garforth-Bless, Charlotte Yates and Andrei Jipa showing their models in the Diploma Studio 10 space
William Garforth-Bless, Charlotte Yates and Andrei Jipa showing their models in the Diploma Studio 10 space
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city
Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city
Josh Haywood's Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square
Josh Haywood’s Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square
Josh Haywood's Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square
Josh Haywood’s Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square
Joe Leach's Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man
Lorna Jackson's Surreal Dali Museum
Lorna Jackson’s Surreal Dali Museum
Mark Simpson's Synthetic Diamond Crematorium
Mark Simpson’s Synthetic Diamond Crematorium
Jessica Beagleman's Kabbalah Centre
Jessica Beagleman’s Kabbalah Centre
Jessica Beagleman's Kabbalah Centre
Jessica Beagleman’s Kabbalah Centre

 

Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

4 thoughts on “2014 End of Year Portfolio Review”

  1. Greetings from Hong Kong!
    Wonderful examples of cosmomimetic, optimal, analogical design.
    Great to see exemplars for the Asynsis principle are kicking in at my Westminster DipArch alma mater where it all began.
    Here’s our latest updates on the initial breakthrough AD article, now in association with the Constructal Design in Nature team:
    http://ASYNSIS.wordpress.com/
    http://about.me/ASYNSIS
    All the best with your wonderful work.
    (Good) Form follows (True) Flow.

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