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 burgeoning 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.

Automatic Architecture

Space and Wall were designed and realized during Riccardo Blumer’s collaborative workshop at the Academy of Architecture and are supported by the MADWORKSHOP Foundation....

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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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Plane Jane

A response to the availability, practicality and meaning of “high design.” ...

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Caress of the Gaze

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

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