Superscape 2016 Shortlist

The Superscape 2016, Future Urban Living – Functional Reduction with Maximum Space Gain, opens a field for visionary design suggestions and space concepts which focus on building the urban residential space of the future. Innovative solutions are sought, combining high-quality residences with great space efficiency and the greatest functional flexibility possible. In this context, the changing needs and requirements of urban dwellers for their residences during the next 50 years shall be taken into consideration. The goal is to formulate forward-thinking concepts, to question familiar residential patterns and to risk experiments in design, but also to consider their feasibility, and to check the possibility of realizing them within existing building substance and existing urban structures. Furthermore, the subject is highly relevant with regard to increasing mobility and urban traffic flow within the context of urban planning.

Fantastic Offense proposed 'Infrastructural Infill,' which considers the unused potential of urban infrastructure as a future possibility of developing new forms of usage and residential spaces. This is accomplished through multifunctional architectures that seem utopian and can be used symbiotically within the existing urban space, influencing urban texture and forms of cohabitation.

JP Perspectiven

April 28, 2016




In September 2019, Japanese publisher Casa BRUTUS conducted an interview with FO's Bryan Maddock on the ambitions of our ongoing Dimensions.Guide database with illustrations, dimensions, and downloads of our world. The interview covers topics of use, history, future, and purpose.
Fantastic Offense will be exhibiting alongside fellow 'Rejects' as part of Team B's 'Rejected: Architectural Drawings & Their Stories' show at The Knowlton School of Architecture from 8/23/19-9/13/19.
As part of Discipline Issue 05 (Spring 2019) issued by The Design School at Arizona State University, FO's Bryan Maddock was interviewed with regards to the issue of the disciplinary 'Pivot.' Pivot asked professionals and faculty to discuss and illustrate their thoughts on the future of practice.
Fantastic Offense was awarded the distinction of Finalist for its submission to the University Island competition hosted by Young Architects Competitions.
Fantastic Offense was shortlisted for the proposal 'Infrastructural Infill' for the 2016 Superscape competition held by JP Perspektiven.
Bryan Maddock was awarded the Deborah J Norden Fund travel grant by the Architectural League of New York to research the work of Affonso Eduardo Reidy in Rio de Janeiro. Maddock's work will compare Reidy's “serpentine” social housing blocks that integrated housing and the landscape of Rio.
Bryan Maddock was selected as a 2016 Edward P. Bass Fellow in Architecture awarded by the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge where he will be earning a Masters of Philosophy: Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS).
FO Director Bryan Maddock was selected as the 2014 Postgraduate Runner-Up for the project 'A Long Centre' completed with Elia Zenghelis at the Yale School of Architecture.