Projects

MADWORKSHOP supports cutting edge academic partnerships and emerging designers. We collaborate with the top design and architecture programs around the globe, sponsoring dynamic and ambitious projects with real world application and community value. In addition to our expanding educational curriculum, the foundation’s Fellowship Program awards individual grants and mentorship opportunities to the next generation of designers. During the course of their fellowship, grantees take an idea out of their portfolio and into reality. All MADWORKSHOP projects push the boundaries of design innovation, fabrication, and collaboration. We look forward to working with you.

Témenos

Témenos, a site specific sound installation, occupied the deconsecrated church of San Giovanni in northern Italy during October 2019. ...

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Jason Wu Masterclass

Renowned American designer Jason Wu teams up with MADWORKSHOP to mentor 15 students at Otis College of Art and Design. ...

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Succulent Walls with UCLA Architecture and Urban Design

Scalable, easy-to-install and green responses to Southern California’s water crisis...

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Plane Jane

The mission for Plane Jane is plain and simple: to create a living room in any home or apartment....

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Twist and Shout

The Twist and Shout chair and table set derive from an initial cube. We turn the cube and it twists us. ...

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Tessel

Tessel resurrects the domestic privacy screen and offers a fresh 21st century take on the classic furniture staple. ...

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Pratt Creative Xchange

Pratt Creative Xchange (PCX) engages and energizes a community through design education. ...

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Riccardo Blumer Workshop with Claudia Scholz and Guido Desigis

Sentire l'aria (Feel the Air) culminates a four day long site specific workshop at the MADWORKSHOP Foundation....

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Automatic Architecture

MADWORKSHOP unveiled two new installations with Riccardo Blumer at the Arsenale of the 2018 International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia....

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Give Me Shelter

Give Me Shelter documents the work of the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture and their solutions for tackling the Los Angeles homeless crisis through design, compassion, and humanity....

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Light Theaters

Riccardo Blumer teams up with MADWORKSHOP, students from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) in new exhibition...

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The Arroyo Bridge Studio

This USC School of Architecture topics studio tasked students with designing a site-specific pedestrian bridge. ...

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Shelter Squared

Shelter Squared addresses the lack of design that currently exists for post-disaster shelters and introduces a new dimension of design value that ensures a flexible living environment to support people in times of great distress....

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CAD Chair

CAD Chair offers a contemporary update to the classic seating experience. ...

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Hyper Chair

Abstract, light, and comfortable, The Hyper Chair finds balance between abstract form and ergonomic comfort....

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Origami Chair

An ongoing foundation exploration, this minimal lightweight foldable chair engages origami principles to create a surprising and inventive seating solution....

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Sanke

Sanke, is a new form of communal table that encourages human interaction while dining. ...

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Public Furniture
Seminar

MADWORKSHOP sponsored a studio at the ArtCenter College of Design entitled Re-Defining Public Furniture & Fixtures Design. ...

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MOCA Studio

The USC School of Architecture partnered with MADWORKSHOP and ArtCenter College of Design Fall 2017 semester to reimagine and animate the street level plaza and entrance of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’s downtown Grand Avenue location. ...

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Homeless Studio

MADWORKSHOP has collaborated with the University of Southern California School of Architecture (USC) to establish the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio. The coursework explores the architect’s role in helping to solve the Los Angeles homeless crisis....

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Light and Matter Studio

Riccardo Blumer on his latest research project that will capture ephemeral light at six Italian chapels and materialize them in 3D printed installations....

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Homes for Hope

Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) sponsored The Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture for the Fall 2016 semester. ...

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Caress of the Gaze

Caress of the Gaze is a 3D-printed, gaze-actuated wearable. ...

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