Posts tagged community
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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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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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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288_Tzu-Jung Huang, Chia-Wei Chang , Mu-Hwai Liou: Pilgrimage of Everyday Life

Submission #288 | 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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282_Jun Hyuk Yoon: Community Platform

Submission #282 | 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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273_Chanakarn Assavasirisilp and Phawin Siripong: A WALL MANIFESTO at US/MEX BORDER

Submission #273 | 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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257_Zahid Ajam: Redrawing East Harlem

Submission #257 | Zahid Ajam: Redrawing East Harlem — “Through analyzing the urban fabric, a block of NYCHA properties seemed to divide East Harlem into two halves. These NYCHA developments follow the model of the tower in the park where the park was intended to become a public social space. Over time it was considered an unsuccessful model since attempting to become everyone’s space, the park became no man’s land as no one took ownership of it.”

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246_Ashish Bhandari, Benny Cruz, Chris Campbell, Daniel Seidman: The Playground

Submission #246 | Ashish Bhandari, Benny Cruz, Chris Campbell, Daniel Seidman: The Playground — “This project revolves around a live/work/play mixed use residential complex which acts as a gathering place for the community surrounding the neighborhood.”

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235_Wendy Chan: Sparkling Raspberry

Submission #235 | Wendy Chan: Sparkling Raspberry — "Modernization is a major challenge in many traditional cities over the world. With increasing population density, there is a need to introduce hyper-dense housing as well as public facilities to the preexisting heritage city. Conflicts associated with cultural, environmental transition and limited spaces commonly arise in the community."

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215_Alejandra Cardenas: Retirement Community

Submission #215 | Alejandra Cardenas: Retirement Community — "For my project I studied the relationship between the Bed, Door, and Window and was most interested by the relationship between the door and window. As you enter the unit you walk into 8’ tall ceiling not knowing the ceiling slopes to a 20’ until you walk around and experience the room. The wall size windows allow each individual to fully showcase a large collection of personal jottings and memorabilia giving full control to the residents to personalize the units as they wish.

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204_Ellen Wong: Homonym Typology 

Submission #204 | Ellen Wong: Homonym Typology — "Within Homonym Typology, a suburban house is no longer an isolated entity, it engages with neighboring units to form a community. Each unit have common formation parts to spatial whole relationship. Each duplex is made up of two uniquely designed units which are fused together to create a set of relationships which the experience of duality of the unit is completed, the full function of a house is achieved through the connection."

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131_Ashish Bhandari: [Un]ser house 

Submission #131 | Ashish Bhandari: [Un]ser house — "For this project we had to replace a middle school in Ann Arbor. I designed the middle school to be used by the students during school hours and by the community during off hours. The design was settled by looking into the surrounding neighborhood for context and the major programs of the school acted as the "homes" and the public space acted as the "street". I was looking into how the major programs could influence how the building and the student reacted within the "middle" and how that space could be engaged. 

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130_William Toohey III: Vertical Corridor

Submission #130 | William Toohey III: Vertical Corridor — "A new grand gesture in both vertical and horizontal planes allows for the redirection of MIT's Infinite Corridor. The proposed master plan is a thoughtful response to Eero Saarinen’s 1954 master plan, the current site context, and MIT’s needs and desires as a leading institution in science and engineering. Identifying 9 concepts visible through the lens of a mid-twentieth century architect allowed for setting the framework for a design process relevant in today’s world with great hopes for the future built environment.

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118_Koh Jhee Son: Affordable Housing Incorporating Farming and Market for Social Symbiosis

Submission #118 | Koh Jhee Son: Affordable Housing Incorporating Farming and Market for Social Symbiosis — The design project aims to introduce social role of affordable housing in urban context as a strategy to seek understanding and interest among government and developers. The origin of the issue is the weak quality provision of affordable housing in the urban development. In order to improve the quality of housing for the poorer community, the provider of the housing (government and developers) need to see the benefit of investing concerning social and economic purpose.

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112_Mo Faul: Tale of Two Cities

Submission #112 | Mo Faul: Tale of Two Cities — This was a 10 week studio project based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first half of the studio focused on developing a schematic master plan for a specific area in San Juan that covers both entrances into the shantytown the site just outside of the old fortification wall. The challenge with this project was to honor both 'sides' of San Juan, the old colonial city (Old San Juan) and the shantytown (La Perla).

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107_​Houman Khosravi​: Music for Housing

Submission #107 | Houman Khosravi​: Music for Housing — "The first exercise of of the semester was to craft a conceptual construct based on design intuition as well as my preconceived notions and views of London. Using mechanical found objects, I created three scenarios to build off of, each would become its own construct."

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103_Heffrence Teow: The ReiFieR

Submission #103 | Heffrence Teow: The ReiFieR — “The intention of The ReiFieR is to invert the envelop and the content, putting the ideas out as the façade contributing to an extrovert architecture. To do this, a study of how various arts are best display is important.“

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95_Lian Ren and Shuo Yang: THE CORE

Lian Ren and Shuo Yang: THE CORE — "THE CORE is a social housing project located in Bronx, New York. Our housing design explores the possibility to live in various cores in order to maximize density and light. All of these cores provide structural support for all the floor structure, which is waffle slabs. The public cores are located in the center of each block to connect all the unit cores on the four sides. All the unit cores are very densely placed near the perimeter to allow for more sunlight and cross ventilation."

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74_Daniel Rebolledo: Nuevo Circo de Caracas

Daniel Rebolledo: Nuevo Circo de Caracas — This was an academic project that was set on a historic landmark which is the Nuevo Circo de Caracas, and old slaughter house in the late 19th century, and was refurbished and transformed into the new bull fighting ring and biggest venue place in the early 20th century. The building was abandoned for several years as bull fighting became less popular over time.

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