343 / Kyle Troyer: Postdigital Mishaps

Submission #343 | Kyle Troyer: Postdigital Mishaps — “The result is a project that remains sensible to computation as an inescapable part of our reality. It explores the irresponsibilities of photogrammetry, texture mapping, and insertion of materiality in today's postdigital world. It plays with the current recognition of our true state of the digital, and exaggerates it similar to how the Baroque interpreted the Renaissance. ​ Images of Borromini's San Carlo Quattro Fontane are photo-mapped in incorrect ways and given physical artifact to trace the consequences of the image's presence throughout the design.”

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342 / Renzo Lopez and Richard Jaffe: Sensorial Ambiguity

Submission #342 | Renzo Lopez and Richard Jaffe: Sensorial Ambiguity — “Despite this long running inequality of marketing and promotion, during the 2016 Rio Olympic season the Paralympics broke worldwide audience records by eclipsing the audience of the main, heavily marketed Olympics by 500 million worldwide viewers to reach a total audience of 4.1 billion. Given this condition along with the hidden, underappreciated nature of the Paralympics, it is the goal of this Project to create a spatial experience which will promote and enhance the public perception of Paralympic athletes.”

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341 / Esraa Abu El Rub: INVASION

Submission #341 | Esraa Abu El Rub: INVASION — “Invasion is a mixed used development above E11 highway that bridges the gap in the city that occurred due to the highway. Hence, the concept approach of the project is to enhance walkability in the neighborhood by following the Flow of pedestrians traveling between the different gathering points. However, the Flow is simulated using Swarm Technology, and the form of the project has followed its lines. Invasion aims to create an urban hub in the city with a dense program that attracts people with different interests.”

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340 / Sean Anderson and Tobias Jimenez: La Casa de Colima

Submission #340 | Sean Anderson and Tobias Jimenez: La Casa de Colima — “With the intent to continue our efforts upgrading informal settlements across Latin America, we are first constructing a new home for the family of one our team members: the Jimenez family. The Jimenez family is living in an informal settlement at the periphery of the city of Colima, Mexico. While the settlement exists on land owned by the family, it is not in compliance with current planning or building regulations.”

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339 / Jack Blythe and Marc Francl: Housing for the Arts

Submission #339 | Jack Blythe and Marc Francl: Housing for the Arts — “Housing for the Arts focuses on sharing the housing project and the site as a whole with the community through the integration of interconnected arts programs. These programs are composed of live/work residential units for local artists, exhibition spaces, classrooms, and mural walls created by artists and community members alike.”

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338 / Dan Whelan: Paradise Regained

Submission #338 | Dan Whelan: Paradise Regained — “Paradise Regained is a sculptural gesture and ecological stepping stone for native flora and fauna located at the underutilised Power Street loop site in Melbourne, Australia. The proposal seeks innovative and creative ways in which to design green space within the city, decreasing storm water runoff and creating a rare urban paradise in which native flora & fauna can flourish.”

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337 / Ireny Abrahim: MWO (Multi Worker's Occupancy)

Submission #337 | Ireny Abrahim: MWO (Multi Worker's Occupancy) — “This studio was about Home Economics, understanding housing in different scales. This housing project focused on worker's housing by understanding the current living conditions in a worker's household. In the current state of a worker's housing around the world, workers feel forced to live within their work sites. This creates a segregation between low and high income workers. Within San Francisco, being one of the most expensive cities in the world, especially in the SoMa district most workers are either migrant or immigrants who live where they work.”

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336 / Samira Chahine: Design Before Decline

Submission #336 | Samira Chahine: Design Before Decline — “Throughout years, education has always been considered as one of the most crucial stages of human’s life cycle. Good schools and education environment would be the key to the social and economic development of a place through preparing the future human resources. In other words, how can we expand our society and improve it if we cannot dilate our own minds?”

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335 / Shangeda Nasrin: CELL-u-LINK

Submission #335 | Shangeda Nasrin: CELL-u-LINK — “The project started off by realizing how cities are being overwhelmed by highways that create barriers between the existing communities across the region. Shahama in Abudhabi is a residential community that is dominated by roads making the region very less pedestrian friendly and difficult to access other neighborhoods across the highway. The Cell-u-Link bridge aims to connect and revitalize these communities with addition of new farming facilities (hydroponics) across the bridge since the region is also very well known for farming.”

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334 / Natalia Moiseenkova: Alternative Approach in Solving the Issue of Women's Safety

Submission #334 | Natalia Moiseenkova: Alternative Approach in Solving the Issue of Women's Safety — “The issue of women’s safety has been a cause in Cyprus for a long time. 22% of women living in Cyprus have experienced physical/sexual abuse. After making several research I took standard procedures of a typical shelter for battered women and used it as a starting point. Based on that I came out with an alternative proposal of solving this issue.”

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333 / Dan Whelan: The Arc

Submission #333 | Dan Whelan: The Arc — “Rapid urban growth and growing inequality has created a global crisis in housing that increasingly segregates the rich from the poor. Though not fully understood, there is a clear and parallel relationship between the size of a city and its level of socio-economic disparity: the larger the city, the less equal it tends to be. Physical and social segregation, which both reflects and perpetuates socio-economic disparity within a city, is a growing concern in cities worldwide – including Mumbai.”

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332_Rana El Dakkak: Soul Treat

Submission #332 | Rana El Dakkak: Soul Treat — “The design concept of the project was mainly inspired by a natural element as nature has a strong relationship with the human’s well-being. The natural inspiration for Soul Treat design concept was the tree leaves. The project’s site has different types of trees and each tree has different leaves shape; this triggered the idea of the natural inspiration for this project.”

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331_Malak Ali: As Productive As It Gets

Submission #331 | Malak Ali: As Productive As It Gets — “The project aims towards a self-sufficient community coming from a new approach to urban agriculture and housing which seeks to shift the idea of the isolation between them and unite them. The main targets will be the community and the public. Creating forms and placing functions in a sustainable way to encourage the users to expand their knowledge and skills in farming using latest technologies in order to overcome the problem in the decrease of local food production and control of wasted water.”

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330_Tzu-Jung Huang: Sutro Performance

Submission #330 | Tzu-Jung Huang: Sutro Performance — “Sutro Performance continue exploring performative and vernacular ornament through implementing atmospheric devices which elaborates environmental narratives. The performative ornaments regulate environment through the exchange of fluid and showcase the mesmerising behaviour in nature to prototype a sustainable paradigm in San Francisco.”

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329_Dan Whelan: Song of the Sea

Submission #329 | Dan Whelan: Song of the Sea — “The proposed chapel rests on the foundations of the restored Pessegueiro island fort - Portugal, its simple white brick form providing a clear focus point from the main coastline. The restored fort provides a space of transition between the natural landscape and the inner space of the chapel while providing panoramic views across the entire site. Within the chapel spaces are enclosed, intimate and spiritual in nature, inviting visitors to take a moment for introspection and quiet contemplation.”

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328_Fariz Azahar: Living Monument

Submission #328 | Fariz Azahar: Living Monument: Sentient City for a Post-Socialist Proletariat — “There was a time when humans longed for absolute unification, terminating class antagonism and campaigning for social status emancipation. A series of liberating acts hurled by a revolutionary society who fought in the name of equality, in both powers and rights. Overcoming global metamorphosis, they prevailed and implemented a new fundamental in the social system through methodology of horizontal society, an antithesis to the patriarchal governing system that has been second nature to men since the primordial times.”

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327_Matteo Gawlak and Micol Zucchini: u_Tube

Submission #327 | Matteo Gawlak and Micol Zucchini: u_Tube — “Buynet city, 2030. Never before man has been so explicitly recognized as the true protagonist and placed with determination at the center of the purchase, linked only on shopping online. Subject and object at the same time of a philosophical and almost metaphysical research about his place and his role in the buying network.”

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326_Zoe Russian Moreno: Ka' Poy Yepü

Submission #326 | Zoe Russian Moreno: Ka' Poy Yepü — “Canaima National Park - Venezuela, is one of the largest natural reserves on the planet and possess definitive characters that differentiate it from other natural reservoirs. It’s soil dates back to the Precambrian period, between 1.5 million to 2 billion years old; which makes it one of the most ancient rock formations in the world's geochronology. These unique formations called “Tepuis” are a kind of table-top mountains with 90-degree vertical walls.”

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325_Dan Whelan: Sanctuary for the Harrowed

Submission #325 | Dan Whelan: Sanctuary for the Harrowed — “Since the beginning of human existence, people have been crafting spaces to house the processes of life and the inevitable event of death. These spaces range from monumental to economical, and display a vast array of cultural indicators, such as status and religion. While extremely diverse across the globe and universally significant, this typology has experienced less evolution through the centuries as its primary purpose of housing the dead has gone unchanged.”

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324_Ghadeer Mohammed: The Discrepancy

Submission #324 | Ghadeer Mohammed: The Discrepancy — “The thesis started with simple question which was how can subtraction in architecture be an addition? So the thesis explores different ways of applying formal subtraction in architecture. Al-andalus complex was built in 1960 and now its under threat of demolition. The thesis challenges the typical form of many adaptive reuse projects by introducing a new approach or formal experimentation that can be applied for many buildings.”

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