Design Futures Lab Exhibit
the paper_cloud
glass_cloud
North Atlantic Server Farm
SWAP
Design Futures Lab Exhibit
Design Futures Lab Exhibit

Design Futures Lab: Projects 12/13 presents the work of 6 graduate students in the Master’s of Interior Architecture and Design program pursuing a full year residency in the lab. The Design Futures Lab is a trans-disciplinary design research group led by Assistant Professor Nicole Koltick (Department of Architecture + Interiors, Westphal College of Media Arts [...]

the paper_cloud
the paper_cloud

The paper_cloud is a self-supporting full scale installation that was the final output of an upper level seminar in the MS Interior Architecture + Design program. 9 students working under assistant professor Nicole Koltick, produced two separate installations using this system. The students produced this project on a very limited material budget and in a very [...]

glass_cloud
glass_cloud

The glass_cloud is a self generating bio-structure made quite literally of contingent secretions. Its architecture is based on the principles of random growth and permanent incompletion. It develops by successive scenarios, without planning and without the authority of a pre-established plan.   As part of the “uncertainty (biotopes)”  2.0 “, The proliferating network is constituted [...]

North Atlantic Server Farm
North Atlantic Server Farm

 The NASF is a speculative proposal for an ocean-based data center occupying international waters in the North Atlantic.  As the physical embodiment of an ever-increasing aggregation of data, the project raises questions regarding the nature of manufactured landscapes, future infrastructural necessities and the status of large-scale ecological intervention. The project consists of a massive aggregation of floating [...]

SWAP
SWAP

Swap, was a winning entry in Imagining  Recovery, an international competition exploring ideas related to economic recovery and President Obama’s Stimulus package. Our proposal investigated large-scale land use and agricultural trends in conjunction with national infrastructure density and transportation networks. Based on an analysis of these systems, we proposed a strategy of small-scale farming and local resource production as [...]

Upgrade / Backup
Upgrade / Backup

 

Lutz/Koltick is a design and consulting practice that anticipates and speculates on near-future developments in urbanism, building technology, ecological intervention, robotics, information management, interface design and visualization.
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