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AutoDesSys 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition Results

This marks the 21st year that AutoDesSys has given prizes to recognize outstanding student digital design work. This year’s competition received a fantastic response with many excellent student project submissions.

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AutoDesSys is happy to announce the winners of the 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition.

1st Prize

$2,000 and a form·Z pro RenderZone single-user license (price value $3,390).

Alexander Gogl

Architecture Student at University of 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.”

01 - The harsh Tyrolean mountains (Austria) surrounding the building plot and the experiment to reinterpret medieval vaults with contemporary building technology. Image by Alexander Gogl. All rights reserved.

01 – The harsh Tyrolean mountains (Austria) surrounding the building plot and the experiment to reinterpret medieval vaults with contemporary building technology. Image by Alexander Gogl. All rights reserved.

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.”

2nd Prize

$500 and a form·Z pro RenderZone single user license (price value $1,890).

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.”

02 - The fire station. Image by Yazeed Alamasi, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. All rights reserved.

02 – The fire station. Image by Yazeed Alamasi, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. All rights reserved.

“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.”

3rd Prize

A form·Z pro RenderZone single user license (price value $1,390).

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.”

03 - Katie Eastman used form-Z to create simple shapes that led to complex environments. Image by Katie Eastman, Ohio University Athens, Ohio, USA. All rights reserved.

03 – Katie Eastman used form-Z to create simple shapes that led to complex environments. Image by Katie Eastman, Ohio University Athens, Ohio, USA. All rights reserved.

“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.”

4th Prize

A form·Z jr RenderZone single user license (price value $890).

Tee Wee Tant

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

04 - Created images by form-Z software without any lighting plug-in software. Image by Tee Wee Tant, Malaysian Institute of Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All rights reserved.

04 – Created images by form-Z software without any lighting plug-in software. Image by Tee Wee Tant, Malaysian Institute of Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All rights reserved.

“form·Z is a powerful 3d software. It has easiest interface among these 3d softwares. 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.”

5th Prize

4th and 5th Prizes – A form·Z jr RenderZone single user license (retail value $890).

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.”

05 - Andrea Palomo, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City, Guatemala, used a passive and sustainable architecture using adobe and bamboo as its main materials. All rights reserved.

05 – Andrea Palomo, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City, Guatemala, used a passive and sustainable architecture using adobe and bamboo as its main materials. All rights reserved.

“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.”

Learning More about formZ

Many of these projects were created using the form-Z pro Student Edition, which provides a full featured annual form-Z license free of charge. Students and faculty can get more details on the form-Z pro Student Edition, here: www.form.com/academic/academic.html

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