Posts tagged city
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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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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291_Dinorah Martinez Schulte: Flextructure

Submission #291 | Dinorah Martinez Schulte: Flextructure — “This project is dedicated to making an innovative proposal, redesigning a new strategy and structural system totally adaptable to any building scale and conditions, where the computational tools and technology are used to optimize a solution to the problems caused by a natural disaster. generate impact not only in architecture, but at the social level, by a new search for design strategies and structural criteria.”

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279_Matteo Gawlak and Riccardo Gialloreto: The New Yorker

Submission #279 | 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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274_Seetharam Vallabhaneni and Mauricio Casian: Giga Village

Submission #274 | Seetharam Vallabhaneni and Mauricio Casian: Giga Village — Giga village is a project that aims to provide innovative workspaces and services to the neighborhood by creating a highly walkable/pedestrian urban community center that offers unique experiences at the intersection of technology and culture. Giga Village packs modern technology and vernacular craft into the density of a pixel by combining the digital and the analog.

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268_Pasquale Iaconantonio: ROMA INTERROTTA

Submission #268 | 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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267_Elise Francis: Santuario alle Edicole Votive

Submission #267 | Elise Francis: Santuario alle Edicole Votive — “Secret Genoa waits patiently to be discovered. Over an eight-month period I have endeavored to explore Genoa’s well-kept (and sometimes unkempt) treasures. My design methodology is an architectural form of narrative collage inspired by the writing of Italo Calvino and Bruno Schulz. The city is understood as a dense space of intertwined and overlapping stories that can be (re)written using alternative narratives that reveal essential qualities of the city without relying on what may be considered strictly factual.”

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258_ROBOCOOP: Souvenir from la Giudecca

Submission #258 | ROBOCOOP: Souvenir from la Giudecca — “A site-specific installation set up for the 2nd edition of Unfolding Pavilion, a pop-up exhibition curated by Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Davide Tommaso Ferrando, in conjunction with the opening of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale and hosted in Gino Valle IACP Social Housing Complex.”

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256_Stanley Tan: Market Monument

Submission #256 | 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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250_Tomasz Bulczak: Atlas of Unexpected Spaces for Collectivity

Submission #250 | Tomasz Bulczak: Atlas of Unexpected Spaces for Collectivity — “Atlas aims to spark an impulse for bottom-up associations and industries to bring Lot together. As in Erwin Schrodinger concept of shared consciousness or Buckminster Fuller’s Spaceship Earth, they can perceive themselves as unity that can act successfully for their own sustainable future.”

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232_Oliver Hill: The Inflatable City

Submission #232 | Oliver Hill: The Inflatable City — "The project aims to capture Carbon dioxide, mix it with filtered lagoon water and pump it deep under Venice. The resulting impact of this process should prevent any further subsidence in Venice and create a universal uplift, putting Venice out of risk of further flooding."

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227_Irene Rodriguez: Calambur_A dream for an Industrial Estate

Submission #227 | Irene Rodriguez: Calambur_A dream for an Industrial Estate — "This project focuses on the tools that would be needed to allow the union of the users’ unconscious desires into one, so that the dream city ‘’created by everybody and for everybody’’, as Jane Jacobs would say, becomes possible. How to come up with the strategies that will turn An Industrial Estate into a contemporary and dynamic city?"

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224_Amer Habib: The New (in)Formal: Vertical Village Habitat

Submission #224 | Amer Habib: The New (in)Formal: Vertical Village Habitat — "a conceptual supposition addressing the issues of urban density and pollution. Conceived as a high-rise microcosm of the city, the habitat is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 17 million people."

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219_Peter Hsi: Inner Skyline

Submission #219 | Peter Hsi: Inner Skyline — "Gentrification in Brooklyn have transformed the cultural representation by inviting and enriching the thinking of a better life. Carrying on with that new development in Brooklyn, I believe these changes needs to happen in a much smaller scale."

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209_Kevin Garcia: The Isola Apartments

Submission #209 | Kevin Garcia: The Isola Apartments — "The Isola Apartments is a Mixed-Use 104 unit residential project located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  “Isola” is an Italian word that is defined as an island or a set of islands, and can most notably be seen through the concept of having two building masses rising from the streets of Salt Lake City.  The building and site is designed to react to 3 main site considerations.  #1 Providing the area with much needed green and public space.  #2 Reacting to the adjacent UTA (Utah Public Transit System) and providing circulation space.  #3 Directing occupants towards views of downtown Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountain Range."

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186_Munjer Hashim: Plant 34

Submission #186 | Munjer Hashim: Plant 34 — Plant 34 is a project which takes on the real-world scenario of drought and future water shortage that is a current issue in New York State and creates a hybrid program which solves the issues conceptually. The project argues that in the future, an increase in population and yearly droughts will place such a strain on the current water reserves, that the need for other sources of water within Manhattan must be established.

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176_Lorenzo Saroli: An Architecture of Excavation

Submission #176 | Lorenzo Saroli: An Architecture of Excavation — "A common outcry can be heard from Montrealers, pleading for the conservation of their churches. The city’s attachment to the Catholic Church is undeniable, and its evolutionary reliance on it was unmatched. In addition to embodying urban monumentality and punctuating the built environment, the presence of the city’s religious patrimony throughout the urban landscape bore witness to the Church’s importance in all aspects of life – transcending spirituality and religion to deal with social, cultural and political issues."

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175_Leina Godin: Architecture for Silence

Submission #175 | Leina Godin: Architecture for Silence — "This project proposes an architectural alternative on how we process death, overcoming the sense of powerlessness by re-defining the funerary procession in the densely populated city of Tokyo.

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172_Jerome Lai: McGill Architecture

Submission #172 | Jerome Lai: McGill Architecture — "He creates an 'urban condenser': a 1000x150m platform, aiming to replace the traditional fabric of streets and city blocks. It hosts residences, offices, a campus and recreational spaces. He envisions that the multiplicity and complexity of programmatic interactions relieve users from the fundamental need for space outside the platform. In the end, the platform becomes the city itself."

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164_Jonathan Cooper and Qiwei Li

Submission #164 | Jonathan Cooper and Qiwei Li — "Our Thesis focuses on how the juxtaposition and scaling of mass can manipulate space to form a new vertical city typology. This project locates itself somewhere between the canonical work of Mies van der Rohe in the Seagram Tower and the aggregated city work of Peter Trummer. One precedent that informed the design of the project is Rem Koolhaas' De Rotterdam project. The elevations and the sectional drawings of the building reveal the displacement of the different masses that comprise the overall form. The masses appear to have slid past each other just enough the produce a sense of disruption or agitation."

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