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Beyond The Box – A Building for Affordable Housing

2 Feb

Congratulations to the entire ToastingDesign group, engineering professional Marcos Guerrero and architect/mentor Steve Beck for the second place finish in the first annual 2012 National IDP Design Competition hosted by the AIA-San Fernando Valley Chapter.

12-3-12_Balcony

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Shirt.Woot Derby #226: math in nature

18 Nov

Continuing to enter the derby this time the Toasting Design entry is Discovery of Gravity. Newton wasn’t so happy about that apple. This week was aimed at trying a different style. Thank you for your votes (must be signed in and made a purchase at Woot to vote).

Discovery of Gravity

Shirt.Woot Derby #225: australia

12 Nov

This week we took another stab at the Shirt.Woot derby but this time we had enough time to really get the idea fully worked out. The topic was Australia and our entry is Koala Yummy playing off those Koala snacks from childhood. Please take a minute to go vote (must be signed in and made a purchase at Woot to vote).

Koala Yummy

Koala Yummy

Thank you for your your votes and comments!

Khel Tower | Mumbai Vertical Athletic Sporting Community

10 Nov

Full Project Link: Khel Tower | Mumbai Vertical Athletic Sporting Community
The following project is an Advanced Architecture Studio project by Mark Swingler and Kent Hoffman in coordination with Professor Antony Wood, Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The project was located in the C-Ward District of Mumbai, India and seeks to make a difference in aspiring athletes lives and communities, ultimately strengthening its legacy for generations to come. Due to the intense population density of Mumbai, it was necessary to move from the horizontal to vertical realm, creating an innovative athletic facility in the sky.

Shirt.Woot Derby #224: in the kitchen

7 Nov

For the first Shirt.Woot derby entry tackled by Toasting Design we took on the topic of  “in the kitchen.” Our entry is The College Citchen and we would appreciate your vote (must be signed in and made a purchase at Woot to vote).

The College Citchen

The College Citchen

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Noin Tap (Elderly Tower) – CTBUH International Highrise Competition

21 Oct

In the final semester of architecture school, Matthew Abbott and Ryan Bloom participated in a traveling studio (Tall and Green: Seoul) sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) based in Seoul, South Korea.  The design studio’s goal was to design a high rise based around a particular issue plaguing Seoul.

After spending 8 days in Seoul with the class and professor, Matt and Ryan determined that their highrise solution would address the aging population of South Korea and the many issues surrounding the topic.  Challenging the norms of highrise design, Noin Tap focused on the needs of the Korean elderly, innovative ideas in structure and experience, and more.

Recently, Matt and Ryan’s design was shortlisted in the CTBUH “Why Tall?” International Design Competition that concluded on October 12th, 2011 at the CTBUH National Conference in Seoul, South Korea, where their work was on display.  Their work can be viewed below as well as on the CTBUH website (www.ctbuh.org) under Tall Buildings Academic and Student Work.

Noin Tap (Elderly Tower) Competition Entry

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Zombie Safe House

12 Oct

For our first competition we tackled the Zombie Safe House Competition. Our submission is below and public voting is open until October 21st. Please vote on our submission here.