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352 / Camille Vigil and Giovanni Casalini: Rwanda Chapel

Submission #352 | Camille Vigil and Giovanni Casalini: Rwanda Chapel; “Our project was a submission for the international competition by Young Architects Competition called Rwanda Chapel. Our project was awarded the ranking of Finalist as judged by the jury, comprised of Eduardo Souto de Moura, Tatiana Bilbao, Peter Eisenman, Sean Godsell, Jean Paul Uzabakiriho, Simon Frommenwiler, Sol Madridejos, Walter Mariotti, and Andrew Boeri.”

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350 / Ghaith Alrahwanji: Museum of the Syrian Civil War

Submission #350 | Ghaith Alrahwanji: Museum of the Syrian Civil War: “The aim of the museum is to showcase the major impacts from the heavy war through architectural representations in this beautiful old building. A story telling of an ongoing story. Please note that this project is not a memorial, it is not a biased approach toward any political views, or anything related to ethics or cult or a group of people.”

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349 / Jonathan Ben David: Terra Nullius

Submission #349 | Jonathan Ben David: Terra Nullius: “Terra Nullius is situated at the southern coast of the city of Jaffa, once a busy Arab metropolis, and today a poverty stricken neighborhood on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, Israel, undergoing dramatic gentrification. The projects aims to trace the traditional violence stirring identities of the middle east, and replace them with alternative frame of reference in which individuals can gather upon, no matter of nationality or religious belief.”

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348 / Suzi Pain: Adaptive Design, City Thresholds

Submission #348 | Suzi Pain: Adaptive Design, City Thresholds: “This is one of my student projects from 2013. This project explores the design of an adaptable building. The idea is that an adaptable building is a generic structure capable of adapting to a range of different programmes over time.”

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346 / Felix Wilson: Tower III

Submission #346 | Felix Wilson: Tower III — “Loch of Skene, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A proposal to re-engage the public with a site of natural beauty. The inspiration for the project came from summer work at Loch of Skene, the site of the proposal and having a direct experience of what infrastructure the area lacked. The name comes from the fact it is 3 units based on the classical proportion stacked on top of each other, the roman numerals and ode to antiquity. For an area of such rich biodiversity which supports a vast range of flora and fauna Loch of Skene has little status, let alone public facilities.”

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345 / Abdul Umaru: BiO'Clock Club

Submission #345 | Abdul Umaru: BiO'Clock Club — “The BiO'Clock Club is a pre school playgroup situated in the heart of the Golden Lane Estate, Barbican, London. The design proposal aims to encourage its users to garner an interest for their organic surroundings. The structure employs several clever mechanisms to not only enhance its aesthetic but to also serve a functional purpose.”

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344 / Wael Marawi: Hoyamal, A Marine Cultural City

Submission #344 | Wael Marawi: Hoyamal, A Marine Cultural City — “The project is a marine cultural city which includes different sea related functions and activities inspired by the long history of the UAE with the marine life. The main components of the project are a maritime museum, an aquarium, a research center, an edutainment center, and a fishing academy. It also includes an auditorium, laboratories, classrooms, and workshops. The project is designed to have five different buildings for different functions.”

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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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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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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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