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Spotlight: Perry Kulper

Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at the University of Michigan he was a SCI-Arc faculty member for 16 years as well as in visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. Subsequent to his studies at California Polytechnic […]

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Emergent Classical

-Emergent Classical by Parke MacDowell

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Cuschicle + Suitaloon

Both the Cuschicle and the Suitaloon projects by Archigram represent another condition in which spatial constructs are broken, unhindered flowing space. Through the use of an ever-present ‘suit’ a domestic living environment is always near, creating a thermo barrier between the wearer and the exterior environment. The suit represents a return to humanities nomadic nature, […]

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Archimorph: Brewery Project

-Archimorph will be leading the design on an existing hotel structure, re-envisioning the building as a new micro-brewery.

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Building The Seed Cathedral

-A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station … And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light. -Source

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Biophilia + Technophilia: Final Narrative

Biophilia : Technophilia (Final Narrative) Throughout the course of human evolution our lives have become intrinsically tied to the evolution of technology to the point where these two trajectories have become one of an interwoven existence as they continue to become interconnected through the progression of time. Infatuations with biology and technology spurred by the […]

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Post-Human Landscapes

-The representations [above] are an early attempt to represent a post human landscape, or at least the introduction to one, where the synthesis of biology and technology are interwoven into a new landscape ecology. This is an arena where mental and physical connections and responses are exchanged between human and ecology. Atmospheres are augmented, manipulated […]

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09-11 studio portfolio

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huronSYNERGY revisited

-New visualizations for Fall 2009 Huron River Watershed Council Headquarters. The model was parametrically built using Grasshopper following circulation curves in the landscape.

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Thesis Update

-In thinking through the development of the project I am attempting to set up a narrative that ties into future aspirations of the city [Chicago], post-human futures, and biotechnical mergers. The project is attempting to achieve an architecture which would lay forth one possible scenario culminating from the merger of biology and technology where body/building […]

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