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320_Ali Hazem and Abdallah Kamhawi: Kaira Looro Peace Pavilion

Submission #320 | Ali Hazem and Abdallah Kamhawi: Kaira Looro Peace Pavilion — “Our goal was to use the light as a language to tell the history of the war and the journey to peace, and make the visitors not only see it but feel it. From darkness to light, from disruption to tranquility. TOWARD THE LIGHT pavilion features a long path that starts with an uncomfortable dim, tall and thin entrance to emulate the effect of war and gradually widen and shorten in height to eventually become a serene comfortable contemplation space that emulates peace and calmness.”

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319_Daniel Whelan: The Black Pit

Submission #319 | Daniel Whelan: The Black Pit — Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, high-level waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process lasting thousands of years. To address this issue, millions of barrels of highly radioactive waste have been buried in repositories deep beneath the earth’s surface.

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318_Behruz Hairullaev, Brandon Muir and Nicholas LiCausi: Holographic Reality

Submission #318 | Behruz Hairullaev, Brandon Muir and Nicholas LiCausi: Holographic Reality — “For decades, films and media outlets have portrayed holograms as the technology synonymous with the future. Through advancements, scientists and designers alike have been able to create scattering lights that create forms, but only at a small scale. As of now, we have three-dimensional viewings through two-dimensional screens.”

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317_Timothee Mercier and Ian Lee: Bronx Supportive Living & Farming

Submission #317 | Timothee Mercier and Ian Lee: Bronx Supportive Living & Farming — “The housing project is an attempt to bring farming back to the Bronx residents in its current urban context, assimilating urbanism and agriculture – providing a new, intimate proximity with food. Empowering residents with a self-sustaining nutritional and financial system. A form of supportive housing, a new age of housing.”

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316_Simone Porfiri: Utilitàs

Submission #316 | Simone Porfiri: Utilitàs [The Shapes of the Use] — “This work investigates the vocabulary of forms that are generated as a corollary of the human activity of inhabit and by the practice of use, and that complete with their function the architecture and landscape condition.”

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315_Joe Mihanovic: Conical Conglomerate

Submission #315 | Joe Mihanovic: Conical Conglomerate — “A loose collage of geometrically similar yet contextually distinct masses decorate the site, providing a diversity of experience and unexpected moments of socialization.  The volumes are all derived from the aggregation of truncated cones and the Boolean subtraction and subsequent rearrangement of prismatic masses.”

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314_Ali Chahine and Mustafa Bahce: The New Datum

Submission #314 | Ali Chahine and Mustafa Bahce: The New Datum — “We address issues of site connectivity to the waterfront and use architecture as flood protection to create new urban spaces in a rather industrial site along the waterfront. The concept experimented a new building typology that served as a transportation network system, above grade, that allowed for new types of program for the community.”

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313_Iago Blanco and Daniel Valle: Water Pavilion

Submission #313 | Iago Blanco and Daniel Valle: Water Pavilion — “The proposal for the Water Pavilion explores various water principles and the translation into an architectural experience. The notion of fluidity, buoyancy and constant change are principles for our proposal. The pavilion stands between a submerged and emerged level –as submarines do- defining a sensible state of equilibrium between dry and wet.”

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312_Dan Whelan: The Vault, Transient Miner Town

Submission #312 | Dan Whelan: The Vault, Transient Miner Town — “The Recent Mining Boom & the culture it has given rise to has been the cause of a number of issues in the existing towns in the Pilbara between local communities and transient workers. The intention was not to fix the problems of this transient worker culture but was simply to build a place separate from the local towns that would suit this strange fringe culture better.”

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311_Christoph Bachmann: The Green Gallery

Submission #311 | Christoph Bachmann: The Green Gallery — “The task in the second semester of mine back in 2016 was to draft a housing project situated in a neighborhood. Dealing with two fire breaking walls limiting the building site was the core theme here. Additionally windows in these walls were not allowed as they would have been too expensive.”

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310_Victor Moldoveanu: Protecting Paradise

Submission #310 | Victor Moldoveanu: Protecting Paradise — “Inspired by the 16th century Chinese classical novel "The Monkey King" where heroes fight to protect the heavens, the project demonstrates how peace, equality and freedom prove to be democratic design tools that can protect Paradise, the most extensive rainforest of Central America.”

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309_Victor Moldoveanu: The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom

Submission #309 | Victor Moldoveanu: The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom — “Inspired by Jules Verne’s "In Search of the Castaways" where heroes travel the oceans of the world to find and save the lost crew, The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom occupies 20,000 square kilometres of the Danish Territorial Waters of the Jutland Peninsula. Embracing the foreseeable sea-level rise, The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom is a project showing a model of embracing ocean level rise and consequently taking up life on water.”

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308_Tiago Vasconcelos: Permabioreactor

Submission #308 | Tiago Vasconcelos: Permabioreactor — “Climate change is only exacerbating this challenge; as increasing temperatures and oceanic acidification are causing large shifts in migratory patterns of animals and reduction of fish populations; making these subsistent sources increasingly difficult to come by for Native peoples. Additionally, elevating temperatures are causing widespread permafrost thaw; wreaking structural havoc and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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307_Paolo Boldi: Delta Aquarium

Submission #307 | Paolo Boldi: Delta Aquarium — “Located in the Colombian city of Santa Marta, an important commercial and touristic center as well as the most antique city of Colombia, the project is part of an urban intervention of reestablishment and restitution of a wide city portion nowadays used as a military base. This area represents a great opportunity as it constitutes the perfect union between four different scenarios.”

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306_Andreas Stadlmayr: Autonomous Non-Standard Spaces

Submission #306 | Andreas Stadlmayr: Autonomous Non-Standard Spaces — “The project "Autonomous non-standard spaces" respond primarily to the high demand for cultural projects in Prague | Czech Republic and at the same time enormous vacancies on buildings and open spaces right in the city center. Both were caused by neglect during the communist era and the persistent, blocking, political crisis, as well as by the steady, speculative real estate market.”

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305_Ciaran Magee: An Ambiguous Heterotopia

Submission #305 | Ciaran Magee: An Ambiguous Heterotopia — “Writers have been described as being either architects or gardeners. That is to say, one who cultivates a story or one who structures it. This thesis investigates the space between this dichotomous metaphor, researching the context of the garden as a spatial and architectural intervention.”

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304_Andrea Cappiello: Monastic Archive

Submission #304 | Andrea Cappiello: Monastic Archive — “The word ‘archive’ generally indicates a working system structured towards the efficient recall of items. This idea of a predominantly passive collection changes when buildings are involved because a work of architecture can be argued to be an existing archive. This understanding further shifts the perceptions concerning the manner in which archives are presented.”

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303_Hazem Talaat: [Re]thinking [Re]drawing : [Un]finished Architecture

Submission #303 | Hazem Talaat: [Re]thinking [Re]drawing : [Un]finished Architecture — “[re]thinking [re]drawing architecture: is a visual study based on photography research, on the potential value of [un]finished buildings in Mediterranean countries specifically Southern Italy and Spain. Where incomplete ruins act as an invitation to manifest unorthodox thoughts of completion, utilizing new experimentation on a technique of [re]drawing.”

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302_Nicolò Sabbadin, Andrea Bulloni, Matteo Ciabattini and Marco Papagni: Marsopotamia

Submission #302 | Nicolò Sabbadin, Andrea Bulloni, Matteo Ciabattini and Marco Papagni: Marsopotamia — The first interplanetary civilization, however, is timeless, except for the one from which it was conceived: the age of the pioneers. The projection of space thought as a projection on a physical dimension aims at transforming the unknown hostile and impracticable space, into a measurable and possessed orientable space. Space and time are the benchmarks of our world and their meanings are both contained in architectural shapes.

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301_Alessandro Luporino: Dizionario Illustrato di Architettura

Submission #301 | Alessandro Luporino: Dizionario Illustrato di Architettura — “The illustrated dictionary of architecture is part of a larger project called Q: set [den [SE] t. Drawings / Thinking / Unintentional taste accumulation about Architecture], which emphasizes the importance of drawing not only as an element of communication, but also[above all] as an ‘instrument of knowledge and understanding reality’.”

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