Posts tagged culture
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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299_Daniel Avilan: Occupy Vitkov; The Czech National Brewery

Submission #299 | Daniel Avilan: Occupy Vitkov; The Czech National Brewery — “The National Monument at Vitkov in Prague was once built to celebrate Czech statehood. However, both the Nazis’ and the Soviet Army took possession of the monument in order to propagate their regime. After the war, the monument was once again taken back by the Czech people and used as a museum. The isolated and unused monument remains an unpleasant reminder of the history the Czech people have faced.”

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285_Ahmad Baydoun: Escape to an Alternative-Power Archive

Submission #285 | 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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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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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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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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239_Jose Andres Coba Rodriguez: Are We There, There

Submission #239 | Jose Andres Coba Rodriguez: Are We There, There — Codes and Continuities as ways of creating and thinking about architecture. From the recollection of images and features of cultures to the exploration of collages alternatives, architecture can be seen as interpretations and abstractions of what is already there, there.

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212_Jose Coba: Nantou Waste Managment Project

Submission #212 | Jose Coba: Nantou Waste Managment Project — "The proposal is motivated by the need of new and efficient infrastructure related with waste production inside traditional neighborhoods in China. By learning from their culture, needs, and consumption, the intervention tries to solve waste generation by creating urban and material solutions in order to created integrated and efficient communities."

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188_Georgia Pogas: A Spectacular Spectacle is Spectacular

Submission #188 | Georgia Pogas: A Spectacular Spectacle is Spectacular — "Resilience is defined as a way to accommodate risk. In terms of a skate park, resiliency tends to be lacking, as it is rendered useless until touched by a skater. As soon as a skater touches an object in the site, it immediately becomes essential to the skater’s functionality. Without the skater, the park is reduced to a field of follies. To the bystander or the spectator, a skate park is difficult to navigate, therefore, it is deemed weak in nature. "

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162_Connor Gravelle

Submission #162 | Connor Gravelle — "Our cultural moment might be described as one of intense self-reflection, foregrounding questions of identity and what it means to belong in any particular context. This problematizes the architecture as a transcriptive discipline for identifying, materializing and, most importantly, defining the ideological conditions of given contexts, cultures and programs. This extension to an existing art museum in Lima, Peru, takes to task preservation for its immediate engagement with identity and its potentials to offer challenges and ruminations on the nature of cultural identity.

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106_Christiana Pitsillidou and Biljana Kašule Nikolić: Hyphen City

Submission #106 | Christiana Pitsillidou and Biljana Kašule Nikolić: Hyphen City — Those are the very initial ideas of the eight films under study, which further explore its site less qualities depending on their level of fiction, speed and psychogeography. Given that the river’s visual history is extraordinarily experienced at certain speeds and environments; the space of the Los Angeles River has been plot-mapped and observed through hyphen speculations varied from real to fictional scenarios of fragments.

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100_Zack Caplette: Mobility LAb, Activating LA's Public Realm

Submission #100 | Zack Caplette: Mobility LAb, Activating LA's Public Realm — The City of Los Angeles can no longer expand beyond the amorphic boundaries of its sprawling urban fabric. As a result of this, the post-war suburbanized city is slowly beginning to address its public realm.

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82_Phawin Siripong: The Flux in Between

Phawin Siripong: The Flux in Between — The Project is focusing on exploring ideas of solving the contradiction between the studio based study culture to existing faculty building (Faculty of Architecture Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand) spatial segregation.

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77_Lenna Galanis: Miami Beach Habitat

Lenna Galanis: Miami Beach Habitat —This Multi-function (commercial, cultural, residential) space will give the opportunity for immigrants to live and also own a small business in the same building, making Miami an even more diverse and exciting place.

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