SUPRASTUDIO: Craig Hodgetts 2014-2015

One-Year M.Arch.II Program at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design


Dan Sturges, an ambitious creative entrepreneur, gave Hyperloop an inspiring lecture on Halloween. He focused on ‘last mile’ and explained his concentration on how small, individual vehicles could change people’s life. We had a heat discussion on the infinite possibilities of shared transportation system, especially its impact on changing people’s ...


We built the first test vacuum tube on Wednesday! The experiment was really exciting. Together with our instructor Marta and David, we picked up used-materials and applied directly to the tube. Samples were ‘shot’ from by air-pressure, which ranged from foam to cans.  


First mock-up was launched on the second Monday of fall semester. Ideas on tubes and capsule were proposed as draft models. Hyper-tubes would work as a transmission device that establish around studio as study model for Hyperloop. While 8 teams of capsules started from skeleton study which could lead to ...


Syd Mead gave Hyperloop Studio one impressive lecture on Wednesday afternoon in the robot zone. He displayed his collection of drawings, sketches and renderings from early 70's till now. His elaborate stylish drawings of machinery led us to a wonderland of fantasy and imagination. He also expressed his anticipation on ...


The first day of our Suprastudio, fall quarter began with intro to the Hyperloop concept. We were very excited with our fresh tasks starting from a study on the Hyperloop Alpha document. Students were divided into 8 groups and each assigned to analyze a section of the paper. Presentations were ...

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“Industry often uses the language of architecture to speculate on the future of their fields. SUPRASTUDIO works with these partners in collaborative research, and opens up the future possibilities for architecture, from the outside in.”

Hitoshi Abe
Chair, UCLA Architecture & Urban Design

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