Student Work Honored By AutoDesSys
August 24, 2015

Student Work Honored By AutoDesSys

COLUMBUS, OH — AutoDesSys has announce the results of the 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition ( This marks the 21st year that AutoDesSys has given prizes to recognize outstanding student digital design work.
This year's competition received a large response, with many excellent student project submissions. The following is a list of winners:

1st Prize ($2,000 and a form·Z pro RenderZone license): Alexander Gogl, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

“A grotto for the Inn Valley”

The design of the bath combines two themes to create the atmosphere of an introverted bath grot: The harsh Tyrolean mountains (Austria) surrounding the building plot and the experiment to reinterpret medieval vaults with contemporary building technology.

The shape of the design was derived from an algorithm by utilising a set of custom form·Z scripts: First, a grid was superimposed on top of the topography of the building site. Then, the grid was transformed to fit the room schedule of the bath. After that, its points were linked with an algorithm of a form·Z script to derive interconnected vaults from it. The dynamic link between the underlying grid and the vaults enabled me to evaluate the design and to modify it quickly.

2nd Prize ($500 and a form·Z pro RenderZone license): Yazeed Alamasi,  King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

“The fire station”

This project's concept is to represent the fluidity "the basic element in fire fighting" by its organic fluid form. While working on form·Z I didn't find any difficulties with modeling. Specially that my project form was a little bit complicated and not so easy to creat such a form by using other modeling softwares.

3rd Prize (form·Z pro RenderZone license): Katie Eastman, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.

At Ohio University, form·Z was the main 3D modeling and rendering software used by the Interior Architecture program. After spending a semester focusing on hand drafting, physical model creation, and AutoCad, we were introduced to form·Z and taught how to use it through an extensive assignment. This project was created in order for students to teach themselves form·Z through the process of creating simple shapes that led to complex environments. It also prompted students to think “out-of-the-box” and develop creative solutions through a unique design process.

4th Prize (form·Z jr RenderZone license): Tee Wee Tant, Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

form·Z is a powerful 3d software. It has easiest interface among these 3d software. It generates realistic images with short time rendering. form·Z always is my first choice. Images were generated by form·Z software without any lighting plug-in software.

5th Prize (form·Z jr RenderZone license): Andrea Palomo, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

This project is a design for a client that wanted to apply sustainable and ecological characteristics to their home and it’s inspired by permaculture concepts. The circular and organic form of the building transmits movement and flow of both natural and human elements which by using FormZ you are able to achieve the forms and sensations that you want to transmit. This design needed a 3d model program that could demonstrate it’s natural integration with the environment and with form·Z I was able to achieve it.

Many of the projects were created using the form·Z pro Student Edition, which provides a full featured annual form·Z pro license free of charge. Details on the winning submissions can be found here: