2015 form·Z Student Design Competition Results

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2015 form·Z Student Design Competition This marks the 21st year that AutoDesSys has given prizes to recognize outstanding student digital design work. We would like to thank all those who submmited their work. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners!
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1st Prize

Alexander Gogl
Architecture student at University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

Project Description

A grotto for the Inn Valley

The design of the bath combines two themes to create the atmosphere of an introverted bath grot: The harsh Tyrolean mountains (Austria) surrounding the building plot and the experiment to reinterpret medieval vaults with contemporary building technology.
The shape of the design was derived from an algorithm by utilising a set of custom form·Z scripts: First, a grid was superimposed on top of the topography of the building site. Then, the grid was transformed to fit the room schedule of the bath. After that, its points were linked with an algorithm of a form·Z script to derive interconnected vaults from it. The dynamic link between the underlying grid and the vaults enabled me to evaluate the design and to modify it quickly.

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2nd Prize

Yazeed Alamasi
Architecture Student at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Project Description

The fire station

This project's concept is to represent the fluidity "the basic element in fire fighting" by its organic fluid form. While working on form·Z I didn't find any difficulties with modeling. Specially that my project form was a little bit complicated and not so easy to creat such a form by using other modeling softwares.

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3rd Prize

Katie Eastman
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture degree at Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, USA

Project Description

At Ohio University, form·Z was the main 3D modeling and rendering software used by the Interior Architecture program. After spending a semester focusing on hand drafting, physical model creation, and AutoCad, we were introduced to form·Z and taught how to use it through an extensive assignment. This project was created in order for students to teach themselves form·Z through the process of creating simple shapes that led to complex environments. It also prompted students to think “out-of-the-box” and develop creative solutions through a unique design process.

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4th Prize

Tee Wee Tant
Student at the Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

form·Z is a powerful 3d software. It has easiest interface among these 3d software. It generates realistic images with short time rendering. form·Z always is my first choice. Images were generated by form·Z software without any lighting plug-in software.

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5th Prize

Andrea Palomo
Student of Architecture at the Francisco Marroquin University
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Project Description

This project is a design for a client that wanted to apply sustainable and ecological characteristics to their home and it’s inspired by permaculture concepts. The circular and organic form of the building transmits movement and flow of both natural and human elements which by using FormZ you are able to achieve the forms and sensations that you want to transmit. This design needed a 3d model program that could demonstrate it’s natural integration with the environment and with form·Z I was able to achieve it.

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