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Designing the Future is an Architecture Magazine for art and design lovers, architecture students and architects.
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SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

In this magazine we will showcase our work, including all the tips on how we did it.

It is a magazine that showcases architecture projects as well as tips on drawing and designing beautiful architecture with graphic and design tutorials.

 In total, there are ten final projects from the degree of architecture at the Technical University of Madrid.

2 pages of our Magazine:

http://issuu.com/dfdesigningthefuturemagacine/docs/df01
http://issuu.com/dfdesigningthefuturemagacine/docs/df02

Each project consists of 11 to 14 layouts (A1 size 841 × 594 mm), containing the following information: site plans, the explanation of the idea, floor plans, sections, construction details, photomontages and final images, 3D models, drawings, calculation of structures and also installations.
As you can see, one individual work is eventually very complex, tough and takes at least a year to finish.
(Check out an example clicking on the image below or here)

Since we cannot print out the layouts together in one magazine, we chose the best of each individual work. However, don’t worry! The 11 complete plans will be available on our webpage for you to download!!!

That means more than 130 A1!!!!

And if we succeed,
not only 10 projects but a lot more!!!

This magazine contains 10 awesome projects designed by young Spanish students, who are currently young architects. There are also tutorials and explanations with helpful tips.

The magazine will have between 48 and 60 pages: The number of pages depends on you! 

48-52 pages -- Soft Cover -- 4 inks -- 120gr papers -- 48 pages of projects -- 1 Interview -- 4-8 pages of Tecnicads (variable, depending on the success on Kickstarter)


Furthermore, we will have a web page with a very powerful search engine, which will allow you to download the entire project (because we cannot print all 11 plans of each project in A1 size!!!)

 "We attempt to design how the future will be."

The projects that are shown in the magazine are current architecture that might be built in the near future.

In Spain, due to the economic recession, we are not going to build anything in a foreseeable future, so our best hope is to design. That is why we sometimes take part in international contests.

Because we would like to showcase our work to the whole world, each of us has been studying and working abroad: USA, Germany, England, Sweden, Italy… and we think our projects are very interesting. For this reason we want to share them with you.

Kickstarter is the best way to launch our project not only to the United States and Europe, but also to the rest of the world

“We have spent one or two years working on these projects, so we want people to do better with our help.”

For now we have thought of using Spanish and English, aber wir sprechen auch Deutsch, parliamo italiano, nous parlons français, falamos português … But not Chinese… Does anybody want to translate it into Chinese??? 

We have friends all over the world, so we won’t have problem translating it if we are successful. Do you want any more translations?

Rafael González del Castillo  Editor

Olga Valcarce  Assistant Manager 

Marta Hijas  Creative Team

Manuel López Creative Team

Marta Corchado Creative Team

Sofía Marín Art Team

Guadalupe Bernabé Art Team

María Matas Art Team

Marta Nunez Art Team

Jack McCarthy Voice and Assistant

Sara H. MacArthur Assistant

We are all architects, but we also do graphic design, paintings, drawings, 3D modeling
We know each other from the degree.

Rafa, after finishing the degree, thought we shouldn’t keep our projects hidden away in a folder on our desktops.

He also thought about sharing this idea and doing something else with these projects which have taken so much time and dedication to do.

Therefore, Rafa got in touch with old classmates with whom he had worked at university and who had also finished their degree.

The other 7 people loved the idea and wanted to make it happen.

After a few months of meetings, hours of work, changes in the design, here we are, showing you our work!

ICONS

The magazine is described by Icons.
Although the magazine’s text will be in Spanish and English, we have many icons that will make reading and understanding the projects easier and that will connect the project in the magazine to the web page. 


Explanation:

  Classification:

We are also concerned about the environment, so we have an icon to show the energetic (sustainable) quality of the project from A (best one) to G (bad one).

WEB PAGE

From now on we have a facebook page where we show what the webpage will look like.

The webpage will have many projects. To find them you may use the icons. For example, if you want to find a project with a wooden structure section, then you will select:

Material: Wood
View: Section
Plan: Structure

Your search will provide many available plans! :P

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1.VEGETAL

1£ A little help, HELPS A LOT. Thanks + Updates.

2.PLASTIC
3£ Special thanks + Your name in the magazine (credits) + Updates.

3.GLASS
5£ PDF-Magazine + Access to the Web (unlock contents) +  All the above.

4. WOOD The magazine10£ (only 200 units) The Magazine (Add 10£ if you want another. Worldwide Shipping) + Download 130  A1 plans in JPG or PDF + All the above.

5. BRICK The magazine
12£ The Magazine (Add 10£ if you want another. Worldwide Shipping) + Download 130 A1 plans in JPG or PDF +  A Pin, Postcard or Magnet + All the above.

6. STONE
25£ One DWG (CAD) Detail + a Personalized Video tutorial + All the above.

7. STEEL
50£ Your information in our magazine (a space A4/8 = 5x15cm = 2x6in each 50£), related to architecture and design.  +  All the above.

8. CONCRETE

100£ Original Sketches of our projects (A3-A4) (Worldwide Shipping) +  All the above.

The magazine is READY, though we might have to modify it a little, depending on the results we get on Kickstarter. 

The day we have finished the Kickstarter campaign we will start to modify it and we will send you the first hard copy by mail. So we hope it will be ready a month later.

The web page will take a bit longer, but not too much, as we expect to have the beta version ready two months after we finish the campaign. 

We are asking for 3.500£.
That is the minimum price to make and send 500 magazines.

We have calculated the money we need to print them in Spain and send them worldwide, plus taxes and “possible inconveniences”.

We will use the extra money to pay a good webmaster to set up the webpage (if you know of one, please tell us!)

Goals:

3.500£ Initial. First edition

4.500£ Second edition

5.000£ The web page will have some parts of our Project to download in a cad file! If you add another 10£ to your pledge you will receive the second edition.

7.500£ Third edition + More pages per magazine. If you add another 10£ to your pledge, you will receive the third edition.

10.000£ THE BOOK Reward + More pages per magazine + Merchandising  + Your ideas

Exchange Rates (Approx.)

USD Exchange Rate: $1.51 = £1

Euro Exchange Rate: €1.16 = £1

“Maybe living on a boat, like Marta proposes.”

In the future we want to publish as many editions as possible. So if you really believe in our magazine, just keep in touch.

If we succeed we will make another edition and hold contests to vote the best project.
This will be a non-stop project.

After the first edition we will choose projects from other universities. If you are an architecture student or know of any who might be interested, tell us!

Or maybe after some editions, we can publish a book. Would you be interested?

Are you or Do you know any architecture students?
We would like them to join our group! The more we are the more we can offer!

Are you an architect?
Here you will have plenty of projects to inspire you, and many portfolios in order to recruit the best architects.

df.designingthefuture@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/designing.the.future.magazine

https://twitter.com/DF_magazine

Risks and challenges

We started this project 6 months ago and as you can see, have thought about it a lot.
So we are not really risking anything because the magazine is ready.
We have spent so many unpaid hours on the project so we have carefully calculated the budget just to print it and to send it to you. Safety first!
We already have a printing company and a postal company. All the prices are included in the minimum kickstarter goal. If we are successful, the magazine will be cheaper and there will be more advantages.
We might need extra time to change the magazine depending on its success on kickstarter (it can make our magazine bigger). It is also possible that the printing company will take longer to print the magazine, but we will dedicate 100% of our time in ensuring you receive the magazine.

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