Tag Archives: Ryan Bloom

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


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


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.