Contact me:  wil at icecycle.com

Wil Natzel graduated from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009 with a Master of Architecture. He has produced and assembled large architectural constructions of cut cardboard for The Soap Factory in Minneapolis. In 2007 he received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. He has been invited as critic to studio reviews at the University of Michigan and Iowa State University. Early in his career, he interned for Charlie Lazor, designing FlatPak prefabricated bathrooms. Wil’s field of work circulates around the periphery of eclectic architecture, counteracting the banal.

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

 

2014 June

(TBA)

Northern Spark 2014

Minneapolis, MN

 

2013 Nov

(TBA)

Minnesota Children's Museum

Minneapolis, MN

 

2013 June

'Surfing Sea Turtles"

Recycled Reef

Perot Museum of

Nature and Science

 

2013 May

'Convolution'

SooVAC

Minneapolis, MN

 

2012 Sept

'Towers'

Parking Day 2012

PB

Seattle, WA

 

2012 June

'Night Blooms'

Northern Spark 2012

Minneapolis MN

 

2011 June

'Steel Variations'

Owatonna Public Library

Owatonna & Blooming Prairie MN

 

2010 June

'Suspended Cardboard Domes with Giant Squids'

What Remains; The Soap Factory

Minneapolis MN

 

2009 April

'Cardboard Beam with Giant Squid'

Loose Canon; Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art | Bloomfield Hills MI

 

2008 Oct

'Traffic Cone Spinners'

Ephemeral Sensuality; Forum Gallery | Bloomfield Hills MI

 

2006 Dec

'Artifact: City of Paris'

Kurplunk; Iowa State University Architecture Degree Show

Des Moines IA

 

2006 Sept

'Porta Portse Market'

Rome Studio; Iowa State University Ames IA

 

Selected Talks, Workshops

 

 

2012 Nov

Wired.com “Crazy Cardboard Towers Bring Ornament Back to Architecture”

'Night Blooms'  Northern Spark 2012

(Published)

 

2011 Nov

Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

(Critic)

 

2011 June

'Steel Variations'

Owatonna & Blooming Prairie MN

(Talk)

 

2010 Aug

'Corrugation: Build, Live, Discover' Owatonna Public Library

Owatonna MN

(Workshop)

 

2010 Aug

'Corrugation: Build, Live, Discover'

Rochester Art Center

Rochester MN

(Workshop)

 

2009 April

Sneak Peek; Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art | Bloomfield Hills MI

(Talk)

 

2009 May

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

University of Michigan

(Critic)

 

2008 Dec

Department of Architecture

Iowa State University

(Critic)

 

2008 May

'Artifact: City of Paris'

Beijing University of Technology

Beijing China

(Talk)

 

Education

 

 

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Master of Architecture

May 2009

 

Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Architecture

May 2007

 

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