AutoDesSys is happy to announce the winners of the 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition.
$2,000 and a form·Z pro RenderZone single-user license (price value $3,390).
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.”
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.”
$500 and a form·Z pro RenderZone single user license (price value $1,890).
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.”
A form·Z pro RenderZone single user license (price value $1,390).
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture degree at Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, USA
“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.”
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
“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.”
4th and 5th Prizes – A form·Z jr RenderZone single user license (retail value $890).
Student of Architecture at the Francisco Marroquin University
Guatemala City, Guatemala
“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.”
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