Zahid Ajam: Redrawing East Harlem

Zahid Ajam: Redrawing East Harlem: “Through analyzing the urban fabric, a block of NYCHA properties seemed to divide East Harlem into two halves. These NYCHA developments follow the model of the tower in the park where the park was intended to become a public social space. Over time it was considered an unsuccessful model since attempting to become everyone’s space, the park became no man’s land as no one took ownership of it.”

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Maria Flores
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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Stanley Tan: Market Monument

Stanley Tan: Market Monument || “The proposal intends to be a concentrated city intensifying the uses of the traditional city whilst becoming an alternative infrastructure to the ground conditions created by many contemporary developments.”

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Maria Flores
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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Jean-Philippe Fahey and Émilie Fortier: Novela Bodega

Jean-Philippe Fahey and Émilie Fortier: Novela Bodega || “A project inspired by the romance of La Rioja, this proposal for a winery aims to bring couples together. This project is devoted to anunotourism and is dedicated to an annual production of more than 100,000 bottles.”

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Masoud Abedi Moghadam: Faded Borders

Masoud Abedi Moghadam: Faded Borders || “As it is understood from the topic, the purpose of designing was to create a fun and amicable atmosphere for the children to learn. We have removed all the borders and class divisions that are usual in nowadays school and instead of that we have merged the learning spaces by defining different zones on the basis of the age of the children.”

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Stefan Burnett: MIT Interstitial Housing

Stefan Burnett: MIT Interstitial Housing || “MIT Interstitial Housing looks to solve the harsh divide of academics and student living spaces through the use of interstitial open spaces, both housing and academics live off of one another. This new building typology aims to create a healthier balance between academics and student living.”

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Quadri Shogunle: Biophilic Affiliation

Quadri Shogunle: Biophilic Affiliation || “Biophilic Affiliation will become the catalyst for man’s first steps towards using biophilic design within an institutional setting, as an alternative form of treatment for those suffering from mental health issues.”

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Andrea Molina: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ALCORCÓN

Andrea Molina: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ALCORCÓN || “The name of my project is ONCE UPON A TIME IN ALCORCÓN, cause its main purpose is to transform an obsolete industrial state into an advanced neighbourhood recalling the history of the place through the proposed architectural interventions in its public space.”

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Alejandro Quinto and Maria Mas Mengual: Entomomaniac

Alejandro Quinto and Maria Mas Mengual || “Our point of view is located in the city of New York, in the neighbourhood of Hell’s Kitchen to be precise for some reasons which led us to think how could evolve in the future against the new world wide gastronomic tendency.”

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Lambert David: Refuge-ground

Lambert David: Refuge-ground || “Thanks to this new architectural concept, 25,000 shelters have been built on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, giving shape to a network of habitable offshore salt platforms raised above sea level. These human groups are gradually reconquering abandoned sectors, sheltering new forms of lacustrine societies, allowing life to emancipate in this vast salt water ecosystem.”

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Ashish Bhandari, Benny Cruz, Chris Campbell, Daniel Seidman: The Playground

Ashish Bhandari, Benny Cruz, Chris Campbell, Daniel Seidman: The Playground || “This project revolves around a live/work/play mixed use residential complex which acts as a gathering place for the community surrounding the neighborhood.”

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Anderson Chan and Haydn Lo: Chain Factory, Chain Living

Anderson Chan and Haydn Lo: Chain Factory, Chain Living || “Our project is named Chain Factory, Chain Living. The project explores the possibility of creating a chained textile factory along side housing in existing urban fabric. The design critiques on the work/live condition in Changsin-dong of Seoul, and explores the possibility of putting factory together with living, while not compromising the quality of life.”

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Flora Milanez: Lavrion's Cultural Factory

Flora Milanez: Lavrion's Cultural Factory || “With the aim of promoting the coming together of the local population and making the Park inviting and accessible, the function assigned to the old power plant and gas station buildings consists in a space where cultural and educational workshops will be offered to both locals and tourists in a different range of duration spans and topics.”

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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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Alexander Shambaugh: Another 34,000 a Day

Alexander Shambaugh: Another 34,000 a Day; "This studio project involved a 2 month intensive study of tensile fabric structures which became the primary typology for our temporary refugee shelters. Furthermore, this study prompted a 7-day trip to the coast of Maine where we visited industrial fabric manufacturers, wooden boat and sail craftsmen, as well as our final building site on the Portland waterfront."

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