The Infinity Tree

Scorched, dry, barren, the desert wilderness sits silent, still, soundless, lifeless. Only the pale whispers of the delicate desert fauna can be heard. Whispering, softly a whisper becomes a murmur, gently a murmur becomes a sound before the faintest of echoes can be heard between; it begins. At first a drop, motionless. Weeks pass, slowly, … Continue reading “The Infinity Tree” at Burning Man 2015

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn.” Xun Kuang (312-230 BC) at Burning Man 2015 – A video by Freddie Barrie “We believe that Architecture should be fun and in giving our students the opportunity to build projects in the real world. We want them to … Continue reading “ at Burning Man 2015”

Brief 2015 – 2016

We are back after building three projects in the desert! This year we would like our students to become Entrepreneur Makers, looking for funding opportunities to build projects in the real world. Have a look at our 2015-2016 briefs and presentations below: A4 Presentation Page Presentation Slideshow BRIEF01: EXPLORE BRIEF02: ENTREPREND BRIEF03:EXPAND

Three student projects completed at the Burning Man festival 2015

A quick update from Burning Man’s dusty “Playa” on which three Diploma Studio 10 students have built their academic projects together with a team of 60 volunteers from the University of Westminster and beyond. You can follow our Instagram account for more pictures of the journey and we will post more details and pictures on our return. … Continue reading “Three student projects completed at the Burning Man festival 2015”

Thursday 14th May Cross-Crit and Future Cities

Some images of our final cross-crit of the year! Our students presented their Brief03:FutureCities. Have a look at how the next generation of architects envision the future of our cities. Thank you to Andrei Jipa, Kester Rattenbury and Lindsay Bremner. Final sprint to the portfolio submission and end of year!

Three DS10 students win Art Grants for the Burning Man Festival 2015 (Diploma Studio 10 at the University of Westminster led by Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani)  is happy to announce more good news – Three of our students have just received art grants from the Burning Man Festival to build the pavilions they designed as part of our brief – Congratulations to the following winners: Tobias Power with The Infinity Tree … Continue reading “Three DS10 students win Art Grants for the Burning Man Festival 2015”

The beauty of error

As our studio dipped into the complexity of fractals, it became easy to get lost. Suddenly, these geometries were everywhere. Trees, clouds, coastlines, our own bodies – all examples of fractals. Systems, that are made up of smaller self-simular parts until they reach infinity. Systems, that travel between dimension (more about it here Wanting to … Continue reading “The beauty of error”

Fractals vs Digital Fabrication

Since the last post on the 23rd October our students have been exploring how to materialise their research into fractals (which they generated with Mandelbulb3D). The conflict between endless geometry and finite material world creates a creative tension that pushes innovation in digital design and fabrication. From parametric equations to parametric design, students have explored … Continue reading “Fractals vs Digital Fabrication”

Our Kickstarter campaign is now live has a live Kickstarter Campaign. Please help us bring to life three beautiful students projects for this year’s Burning Man festival and receive some exciting rewards such as the T-Shirts shown below with the three digital designs:

Final Crit – Thursday 16th May

It was DS10’s Final crit yesterday which concludes our BRIEF03:TEMPLE. Wonderful day with a wide spectrum of temples showing the concerns and fascinations of a group of twenty-one architectural students in 2013. A myriad of political and spiritual statements on today’s society helped by parametric design tools and physical modelling. Here is the list of … Continue reading “Final Crit – Thursday 16th May”