Tzu-Jung Huang, Chia-Wei Chang , Mu-Hwai Liou: Pilgrimage of Everyday Life

Tzu-Jung Huang, Chia-Wei Chang , Mu-Hwai Liou: Pilgrimage of Everyday Life / “The project mainly tackles water-related issues and explores the ideal prototype of an egalitarian community center. By introducing the fog catcher technique, it proposes to create a multi functional gathering place for casual interaction, knowledge sharing, rites and so on.”

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Robin Andreas Koch: THE BRAIN

Robin Andreas Koch: THE BRAIN // “A proposal for the new main library of the city. It includes a huge self functional high bay warehouse which saves up to millions of books. Full automatically robots grab the books and pass it to the visitors if they want to. The main design of this library work with a completely new way of thinking how a library can work.”

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Anderson Beuting: Chapel Project

Anderson Beuting: Chapel Project // “Upon request for a renovation and amplification of an existing chapel, that could later be used independently from the building it was attached to, for weddings and celebrations to take place, the concept was to create a small piece of art in the middle of the city of Joinville.”

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Ahmad Baydoun: Escape to an Alternative-Power Archive

Ahmad Baydoun: Escape to an Alternative-Power Archive // “This study examines the nature of territories in the region of Lebanon that are governed by alternative systems in contrast to state-based structures of governance. In these territories, the state has minimal-to-limited influence on the social, political, and economic activities of such given areas, since certain non-state actors exert a structure of governance based on their political agenda.”

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Adriana Garcia: Jacksonville Culinary Institute

Adriana Garcia: Jacksonville Culinary Institute / “Located in Florida, the city of Jacksonville is well known for its business centers, banks and many other cultural points, yet as a major tourist attraction it lacks in the existence of recreational spaces. This project aims to improve the current state of public spaces in Jacksonville by providing different areas that are opened for the public to enjoy, while at the same time generate a programmatic gradient that ranges from public, to semi private to private.”

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Chong Leng: Cyclops

Chong Leng: Cyclops / ‘The “Cyclops” is a theoretical project that is discussing what could be the relationship between human, architecture, and machine (strong A.I implanted in) in the future. The “site” and building is provided worldwide by the non-profit technology organization- “D.ZZLE.”’

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Jun Hyuk Yoon: Community Platform

Jun Hyuk Yoon: Community Platform / “This project was focused on building remodeling. The building which i remodeled was center of the neighborhood. As the building became old, they became empty, and people stopped coming more and more. But a community event took place and needed space to support them. As a symbol of the past, i wanted to recreate the building as a space for the community.”

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Marco Nieto: Ashes to Ashes

Marco Nieto: Ashes to Ashes / “My proposal seeks to create a permanent and spiritual fixture in the fabric of the ever-changing and ethereal festival that is Burning Man, reinventing its identity. This will be done by integrating the process and materiality of ash, utilizing its sustainable potential and intimate meaning to those who participate to create a new program that melds industry and institution, creating a familiar yet foreign sight in the middle of the desert.”

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Moritz Spaeh: Urban Farming

Moritz Spaeh: Urban Farming / “The newly emerging commercial and industrial district is based on the former industrial area. In order to give the building in the north a representative address, the existing halls were demolished and the market hall was pushed between the existing buildings. From the east, a long, narrow lane leads to the market hall.”

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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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Matteo Gawlak and Riccardo Gialloreto: The New Yorker

Matteo Gawlak and Riccardo Gialloreto: The New Yorker / “Opposite to the anonymous architecture of the skyscrapers that don’t take in account the context of the city, its identity, and the lifestyle, The New Yorker wants to be a specific answer for the city of New York, land where high-rise buildings were born.”

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Settawut Leenavong: Prasiolite State

Settawut Leenavong: Prasiolite State / “Prasiolite State, or a "Green Crystals of Bangkok" is an experiential, experimental and ecological architecture project done by Chulalongkorn university undergraduate, Settawut Leenavong. The project explores the characteristic of crystal formation, polygons and various connection of molecular joints. Prasiolite takes the inspiration from the name of green crystals which form inside the gas cavity of lavas. The exterior hard shells were able to protect the enclosed interior from the intervention of physical environment.”

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Kevin Garcia: Dendrite Olympic Museum

Kevin Garcia: Dendrite Olympic Museum / “Architectural adaptations can provide us with the vessels in which evolution and reflection can propel society towards a unified front. With history as our guide we push forward towards the future. Seeking opportunities for growth as well as reflection. With the recent announcement that Salt Lake City, Utah would submit a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics, we look towards the future.”

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Aldrin Estillore: Cable Street

Aldrin Estillore: Cable Street; “Cable Street is heavily influenced by a multi-cultural and multi-diverse community that it is a microcosm of representing London in an urban scale especially with the subject of food. Using culture as a resource of various countries as a commodity of living. Fundamentally, rice has become a symbol of daily essentially of living across Asia and Europe. My Pulpit will become a monumental celebratory fort that functions as an integral communal gathering space for eating and offering a conversation space for lounging.”

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Vincent Heru: Vascular Pod

Vincent Heru: Vascular Pod: “Habitat designed for the Whiting and Globefish, two of the local fish found in Victoria Docks, Hobart, Tasmania. The concept comes from the idea of circulation such as respiratory system or cardiovascular system where clean air/blood is regulated. Similarly, the VASCULAR POD is meant to regulate the habitat of the Whiting and the Globefish.”

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Chanakarn Assavasirisilp and Phawin Siripong: A WALL MANIFESTO at US/MEX BORDER

Chanakarn Assavasirisilp and Phawin Siripong: A WALL MANIFESTO at US/MEX BORDER ||The Project is focusing on exploring ideas and program typologies of a public border park, creating a radical paradigm based on our manifesto. By understanding the context of US/MEX border area, we have proposed various typologies of excitement park activities as a combination of 3 zoning; sports activities, gathering area and relax area, which we believe they could bring a lot of fun to the border, attract and gather people from both side, creating new community paradigms shift at outskirt.”

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Binhan Wang: Adaptable 12L Plus

Binhan Wang; Adaptable 12L Plus: “In this housing project, I intended to address a strong urban conflict between fixed housing structures and dynamic populations by designing an adaptable social housing. During the site visit, I have interviewed the residents living on my site and found that the majority of them are migrant workers. As their population flow is very dynamic, they would require more flexible spaces to satisfy their changing needs.”

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Swati Jain: Let's Play MoMA

Swati Jain: Let's Play MoMA || “The aim of the Project to question an art residency and how the art world views its artist residents and their places of dwelling.”

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Gary Polk: Ambivalent Object VI: Gigantic

Gary Polk: Ambivalent Object VI: Gigantic || “From Ptolemy to the Pixies, humans find both fascination and fear in the gigantic. Ironically, little attention has been paid to the form and shape of data centers, Iceland’s newest rapidly developing crop, which often combines geothermal dynamics with information architecture to be housed in gigantic volumes.”

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Pasquale Iaconantonio: ROMA INTERROTTA

Pasquale Iaconantonio: ROMA INTERROTTA || “Roma Interrotta [a.p.o.v.] originates as a personal interpretation of the designs developed by the internationally renowned architects P. Sartogo, C. Dardi, A. Grumbach. J. Stirling, P. Portoghesi, R. Giurgola, R. Venturi, C. Rowe, M. Graves, R. Krier, A. Rossi, L. Krier, on Nolli’s New Map of Rome for the 1978 project Roma Interrotta.”

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