Saulo Nicolas Barrera: Carriage House // "My concept behind my design was influenced by the visual elements of coral, it's organic array of patterns determines the built in furniture of my design and manipulates the spaces inside. The stacking elements that the coral portrays is engraved within the project, creating a visual illusion from the outside with glass surrounding the building, while maintaining its organic elements within this glass box."
Nick Rossitch: Pool House // "The concept for Pool House, a retreat home, comes from the pastime of playing billiards. It is derived from the path a pool ball takes on the billiards table. The idea is to have the interior circulation mimic a similar movement that a pool ball would take within the boundaries of this pure form of a cube as seen on the exterior of the structure."
Silvia Lucchetta: Linear Landscapes // "Tourism and its understandings have most certainly been a delicate matter of debate in countries such as Spain, which has been ranking among the top destinations for several years already. Not only does tourism shape the economy of the place but it also affects the way locals live and the way the same place evolves. It is a complex phenomenon that varies according to many external factors and cannot be understood in one simple way."
Renata Berta & Pedro Ferrazini: Island’s Wound // "My inner side i reflect. Im that spark that explodes when i see you, im that dry woods that overtakes me when i don’t have you and im also that combination of calm and chaos that constantly dominate my mind. Im those trips i will never take, and as im trying to define whether im substance or pure emotion, i see the world from outside making myself into the landscape i live in"
Ansh Vakil: Los Angeles Co-Habitant // "The concept behind this project is about defining a brand new ecosystem within a familiar urban setting. Give, this project is for a co-living model, it also revolutionizes the traditional housing model that we are familiar with today. What if we could take what we already know about traditional housing, group programmatic spaces so as to avoid any unnecessary redundancies and create a more efficient use of space that is specific to the characteristics of communal living?"
Luca Luigi Pirovano: University Island Competition // "The project stems from the desire to preserve the island's identity, maintaining the peculiar presence of uncultivated green, redeveloping existing ruins. At the same time it was necessary to create a space that was strongly characterized to increase the sense of belonging to an university campus."
Georgia Pogas: A Spectacular Spectacle is Spectacular // "Resilience is defined as a way to accommodate risk. In terms of a skate park, resiliency tends to be lacking, as it is rendered useless until touched by a skater. As soon as a skater touches an object in the site, it immediately becomes essential to the skater’s functionality. Without the skater, the park is reduced to a field of follies. To the bystander or the spectator, a skate park is difficult to navigate, therefore, it is deemed weak in nature. "
Georgia Pogas : Oozes and Goozes // Oozes and Goozes Fort Wayne Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the movement of the body by engaging varying scales of performing arts through proximity. Through studying Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) and the process of kitbashing and subtle manipulation of primitive objects, including spheres, cubes, and cones, a formal language emerges through the development of a new object.
Munjer Hashim: Plant 34 // Plant 34 is a project which takes on the real-world scenario of drought and future water shortage that is a current issue in New York State and creates a hybrid program which solves the issues conceptually. The project argues that in the future, an increase in population and yearly droughts will place such a strain on the current water reserves, that the need for other sources of water within Manhattan must be established.
Simon Mckenzie: McGill Architecture // "This thesis examines the fundamental features of movement, temporality, and perception. It focuses specifically on the relationship between bodily movements that are enacted consciously versus unconsciously, claiming this dilation to be an integral part to the developmental structuring of consciousness. As suggested by David Morris, we cannot talk about the body’s movement without talking about the environment in which it moves. "
Sarah Wu Martinez: McGIll Architecture // "In pursuing the answer to a simple, yet loaded question, “How can housing challenge the way we live in cities?”, Co-Housing Architecture investigates how architecture can become a catalyst in building communities and inspire human interactions of different scales. Co-housing, a Danish housing model whose dwellers own their units and share community spaces, has sporadically mushroomed across North American suburbia since the 80’s."
Sarah Ives: McGill Architecture // "The debris of Toronto’s past lies hidden within the artificial wilderness of The Leslie Street Spit. Since its inception in 1959, The Spit has served as a convenient dumping ground for demolished buildings, among them some of the city’s most treasured architectural artifacts. Over the years, this landfill has transformed into a natural landscape with luxuriant vegetation, wildlife, and even beaches."
Michael Fohring: McGill Architecture // Pet Furniture seeks to reimagine our relationships and stories with our furniture, amplifying this odd sensation that inanimate “things” just may, possibly, have a soul, or gender, or feelings. While we largely take furniture for granted for their functionality, or merely idolize their beauty and craft, Pet Furniture aims to imbibe them with a sense of eroticism, curiosity, and humour, re-charging our domestic spaces with these qualities as well.
Mark Melnichuk: McGill Architecture // "The project combines both the lookout and bathing station into one formal gesture rising out of the water. The height of the lookout tower is determined by the former water level of the Dead Sea, before industrial and agricultural use of the water caused a water level drop of a drastic 1m/year. The lookout provides views of the dry sea bed nearby, framing the effects of the water level drop on the Dead Sea region."
Marine De Carbonnieres: McGill Architecture // "She imagines "subversive encounters" in a project on the relationship between public and private realms. She envisions a series of bathhouses inserted into Montreal's subway system. She explores the notions of voyeurism and intimacy, carving out baths in the underground limestone.