OPENACT: Bandirma Design Park

OPENACT (Zuhal Kol, Carlos Zarco, Jose Luis Hidalgo, Meliz Akyol): Bandirma Design Park: “Emphasizing a diverse combination of ecological, infrastructural and urban programs, the project presents a layered approach to the revitalization of a former military brownfield in the industrial Turkish city of Bandirma.”

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Amanda Gunawan and Joel Wong: 6 AM

Amanda Gunawan and Joel Wong: 6 AM / “This thesis is about the production of an Architecture in which two antithetical morphological systems are forced to dialogue in a tactical manner in order to create a contemporary mixed-use development. While these two morphological systems have their individual merits, the mediation of these two antagonistic tactics will inevitably result in multiple tensions that have architectural implications on a variety of scales.”

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Mecanismo: Hotel Akelarre

Mecanismo: Hotel Akelarre: “Hotel Akelarre is the result of a more than forty years of identity and development. Is the blend between tradition and time with the obsession for investigation and innovation. It’s accurately the symbiosis in the integration of context and innovation that defines the spirit of Hotel Akelarre.”

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Jeremy Germe and Chloé Thomazo: Sports Shop of Tomorrow

Jeremy Germe and Chloé Thomazo: Sports Shop of Tomorrow: “This concept offers the opportunity to imagine attractive places, which will allow customers to test sport products in real conditions. The traditional store is not dead: it remains a place to be advised, to get advised and to see for real the products. That’s is why we propose to reinvent the traditional store to offer the customers an immersive experience.”

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Lucas y Hernández-Gil: House A12

Lucas y Hernández-Gil: House A12 || “This is a project for a duplex house of 300 square meters in the first floor of a building with natural lighting from two courtyards. The stair that connects both levels is the main element of the house, being the heart as a link, visually reinforced with handmade tiles in two colors.”

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Life Style Koubou: One Year Project

Manami Haneda: One Year Project || “The site is located at the base of Bandai-san(mountain), we designed a second house for the family who living in the city. This region is designated as special heavy snowfalls area, we used more than 2m-high snow load to design a stilt structural system to protect the house from snow.”

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BAD: Y House

BAD: Y House || “Y House is located in a sub-urban village in South Lebanon. The site presents a natural asset of greenery and inspiring smooth topography overlooking amazing 360’ of views. The house spreads its three volumes blending with the beautiful surrounding. All parts of the house revolve around a central hall which serves as an entrance to the project.”

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BAD: BLUR

BAD: BLUR || “BLUR is an upcoming 5 star boutique hotel located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Beirut city, facing Mediterranean Sea. The driving forces behind the concept are the vistas and the strong relationship with the water. The façade treatment gives the impression of a wet feel to the building; a sort of Mirage or Blur.”

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BAD: One Independence Square

BAD: One Independence Square || “The last project on Martyr’s square. It is where elegance has found a new address. As an extension to Beirut’s most important plaza, Martyr’s Square, the building becomes a mere reflection of the long-lived historic series of revolutionary and cultural events that sprung from these charged land.”

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173_Built by Associative Data: No. 5

Submission #173 | Built by Associative Data: No. 5 — "The design is driven by parametric studies, taking as parameters view orientations, solar radiation, wind infiltration, and building program, all in relation to the site’s difference in levels. The proposed optimizations resolve all the faced parameters and heighten the building’s performance. No. 5’s site lies at one of the busiest corners in the area, making the building very present and visible from the street level, hence the proposal’s pixelated massing.

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iheartblob

iheartblob // We are exploring the idea of the Architectural Object. Our discipline invests so much meaning into objects that they develop a metaphysical existence of their own; this coupled with advances in technological tools is driving us towards a singularity wherein the role we serve as architects is clearly vague.

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Infrastructural Infill: Fantastic Offense

Fantastic Offense: The urgent reality of the affordable housing crisis in growing cities around the globe illustrates a desperate need for diverse strategies that can become the underlying framework of the future city. Simultaneously, alternative models for housing within cities lacking the mechanisms to meet future demand must also anticipate hybrid functions beyond basic shelter if they hope to attract the varied workforce that underlays the competitiveness of the city in global markets.

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Arqupuntura: Ramón Borja Castillo, Marina Lopez, Francisco Muñoz

Arqupuntura: Ramón Borja Castillo, Marina Lopez, Francisco Muñoz // The project to renew Plaza de España in Madrid is included in the international contest promoted by Madrid Council in 2016 to make real one of the most expected urban works in the last years.

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Frame House and House of Many Moons: CAZA

Frame House and House of Many Moons: CAZA // CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects) is a Brooklyn-based design studio, workshop, and think tank with offices in Manila, Philippines; Bogotá, Colombia and Lima, Peru. CAZA’s team consists of design professionals from around the world who envision an optimistic future for architectural thinking and informed experimentation.

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Giant Cicero: Carlos E. Inigo

The new Cicero Mega-shape engages itself, through the analysis of Route 66. In specific through the economic lens & the emerging economic impacts. It is also of importance to acknowledge the automobile evolution and its tangible connection with Route 66.

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14_Nicolas Maeder and Simon Zangger: STRATUS

Nicolas Maeder and Simon Zangger: STRATUS — My work is about dealing with an image language that is often based on photography mixed with collage, digital painting and sometimes a bit of rendering, to transmit the spatial and conceptual qualities of a project, along the lines of artistic references, photographic and architectural.

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