STRATAZOR: GLOBAL SYNERGY SYSTEM
In 2060, an architectural system was deployed with the goal of creating an international cooperative platform for communication and interaction between the major cultural centers of the planet and their citizens on a grand scale.
Modular Superstructures capable of hosting 150,000 participants were distributed globally to enable a blend of philosophical, physical and virtual interaction, in a fixed volumetric environment that consists of spherical arenas connected by thoroughfares, which incorporate vector dependent collaborations and various commercial endeavors.
Los Angeles in the year 2060, is a composite of rigid, semi rigid, and fluid systems. Physical environments are heavily modified by enhanced experience technology, resulting in a multi-dimensional, phased level of participation from both active and passive actors.
Personal and public Virtual Reality systems are ubiquitous and seamlessly integrated into architecture, transportation, and fashion design.
Conceptual applications of the Rigid, Semi Rigid, and Fluid systems, include Living Architecture, Multiple Vehicle Typologies, and Simulated Consciousness Transfer, with the goal of 20 million citizens, athletes, volunteers, dignitaries and visitors successfully participating in the Stratazor system simultaneously.
As the global epicenter of experiential enhancement, Los Angeles in 2060 features many of the unique systems and technologies which were developed by numerous international partners specifically for the Los Angeles 2049 World Expo, which is still hailed as the spiritual successor to the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.
Mosaic, a nanocloud particle system, which operates at regulated airspace levels, facilitates realtime 6D mapping of locations and objects. This enables special events such as the Los Angeles Grandprix Air, which is holographically projected from the Mojave Desert into the canyons of the L.A. skyline. Personal and public transportation are horizontally and vertically integrated, featuring Level 6 autonomy and experiential enhancements, which are both brand dependent and open source.
A police drone designed for the Fox Television drama , APB.
Production Designer: Paul Peters
Art Director: Ken Watkins
Prop Maker: Rick Gamez
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged without consequence. Cunningham's work focused on the subterranean 'Hyperloop' station
Director: Jonah Nolan
Production Designer: Zack Grobler
Cunningham was hired by Paramount Pictures to design the new Cobra Hiss Tank and multiple props for the highly anticipated sequel starring Bruce Willis and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Production Designer: Andrew Menzies
Art Director: Tom Reta
Vehicle Art Director: Luke Freeborn
Property Master: Gary Tuers
Fabricator: Rick Gamez
An epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
Director: Michael Dougherty
Production Designer: Scott Chambliss
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body on a train, and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
Director: Duncan Jones
Production Designer: Barry Chusid
Robopocalypse is a science fiction novel by Daniel H. Wilson, set in the aftermath of a robot uprising. Cunningham was hired to design multiple vehicles for the film.
Director: Steven Spielburg
Production Designer: Guy Dyas
Explorations for the future paradigm of Cargo Transportation and Logistics.
Studio Manager: Brent Wickham
Exterior Modeling: Noah Hammerstein
Interior Modeling Support: Emily O'Brian
Aerodynamic Ford proposal focused on P2P (peer to peer) vehicle communication systems, and the dissolution of perceptual boundaries in the driving experience. The 2020 Sedan developed in CAD achieved a drag coefficient of 0.15 in early testing phases, half of the typical modern automobile.
Advisors: Tisha Johnson & Blair Taylor
Cunningham was contracted to design multiple cars and all branding elements for the Hamilton Motor Company, the eponymous brand of the motor city dynasty at the focus of the ABC television pilot.
Director: Jack Bender
Production Designer: Tom Walsh
An investigation into cellular modeling and propagation techniques using Subdivision surface modeling in Maya. Four distinct vehicle typologies were developed based on the typology and topological configurations of vertebrae in the spinal column. Formal modalities address potentials for synthetic tissues as building materials.
Advisor: Hernan Diaz Alonso
The Standard Model is a proposal for a single passenger conveyance projected for the year 2050. Design features include a fully enclosed, virtually immersive interior with climate simulating capabilities. The body panels are composed of an articulating, triangulated carbon nanotube mesh substrate, with a holographic lenticular coating.
Advisor: Dennis Campbell
Cunningham participated at the ground floor of the design research project that culminated in BMW's 'I' program. Multiple strategies were utilized to optimize aerodynamic efficiency, styling development, and user experience in a case study of the X5 for 2020, including; experimental 2 and 3D form development, aerodynamic simulations of CAD models, and the development of vehicle feature sets, such as ecological material applications, electric power-trains, and enlarged rear passenger windows.
Advisors: Tisha Johnson & Blair Taylor
A low-cost, modular, aluminum space-frame was designed for multiple passenger scales and powertrain variations. Several vehicle typologies were developed through a systemic approach to ecological manufacturing and usage scenarios, based on measured levels of customer involvement with production, design, and web-based purchasing models.
Advisors: Marek Djordjevic & Dave Hackett
The year is 2057 and sheet metal is dead. Form is no longer constrained by tooling methodologies or material properties. Molecular engineering and rapid prototyping have supplanted the 200 year-old paradigm of the factory. Production assemblages are non-local and distribution of output is completely efficient due to interspersed molecular assemblers. The economic domination of the robotics industry coupled with advancements in ubiquitous computing and artificial intelligence have accelerated and shortened automotive production cycles to one week. Individual vehicle costs have been driven to below C.3500 ($5000 U.S. -2007 equivalent) and on average weigh 200 lbs. Accident Avoidance Systems have eliminated traffic accidents and fatalities. People still manage to get speeding tickets.
Studio Chief: Franz von Holzhausen
Design Manager: Jordan Meadows
An advanced design project completed in Athens, Greece utilizing procedural modeling and theories of formal, cellular propagation and shape interfacing. The project was driven by the notion of structure, skin, and mass, and was siteless initially and without a predetermined application.
Advisors: Nefeli Chatzimina + Nikos Papavasileiou of Architectscripta
Various drawings, sketches, & class demonstrations