Posts tagged housing
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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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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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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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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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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272_Binhan Wang: Adaptable 12L Plus

Submission #272 | Binhan Wang; Adaptable 12L Plus — “In this housing project, I intended to address a strong urban conflict between fixed housing structures and dynamic populations by designing an adaptable social housing. During the site visit, I have interviewed the residents living on my site and found that the majority of them are migrant workers. As their population flow is very dynamic, they would require more flexible spaces to satisfy their changing needs.”

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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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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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253_Stefan Burnett: MIT Interstitial Housing

Submission #253 | Stefan Burnett: MIT Interstitial Housing — “MIT Interstitial Housing looks to solve the harsh divide of academics and student living spaces through the use of interstitial open spaces, both housing and academics live off of one another. This new building typology aims to create a healthier balance between academics and student living.”

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241_Alexander Shambaugh: Another 34,000 a Day

Submission #241 | Alexander Shambaugh: Another 34,000 a Day — "This studio project involved a 2 month intensive study of tensile fabric structures which became the primary typology for our temporary refugee shelters. Furthermore, this study prompted a 7-day trip to the coast of Maine where we visited industrial fabric manufacturers, wooden boat and sail craftsmen, as well as our final building site on the Portland waterfront."

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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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218_Chris Reeh and Mason Christensen: Fragmented Data

Submission #218 | Chris Reeh and Mason Christensen: Fragmented Data — "Fragmented data is a mixed use information literacy center composed of a library, office, retail, and residential program. It is informed by the collection of data from information sources located throughout Lincoln."

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190_Ansh Vakil: Los Angeles Co-Habitant

Submission #190 | Ansh Vakil: Los Angeles Co-Habitant — "The concept behind this project is about defining a brand new ecosystem within a familiar urban setting. Give, this project is for a co-living model, it also revolutionizes the traditional housing model that we are familiar with today. What if we could take what we already know about traditional housing, group programmatic spaces so as to avoid any unnecessary redundancies and create a more efficient use of space that is specific to the characteristics of communal living?"

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182_Sarah Wu Martinez: Co-Housing Architecture, An Urban Village

Submission #182 | Sarah Wu Martinez: Co-Housing Architecture, An Urban Village — "In pursuing the answer to a simple, yet loaded question, “How can housing challenge the way we live in cities?”, Co-Housing Architecture investigates how architecture can become a catalyst in building communities and inspire human interactions of different scales. Co-housing, a Danish housing model whose dwellers own their units and share community spaces, has sporadically mushroomed across North American suburbia since the 80’s."

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153_Chenta Tsai: TR4NSIT

Submission #153 | Chenta Tsai: TR4NSIT — "The current housing inefficiency is not only due to the obsolescence of the policies of housing but the inability of finding an eligible answer to our domestic habits and realms. The radical transformation in the family structure, in gender roles, social inequality, mass migration and temporality have demanded the search for a new mode of living for the new domestic entity – The Post-Internet Nomad. A globalized entity unattached to conventionalisms and traditions whom, without feeling the need of pertinence or attachment displaces from city to city according to his labor or demands.

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149_Gabriel Gomes, Giulia Chagas, Taissa Assis: Porto 247

Submission #149 | Gabriel Gomes, Giulia Chagas, Taissa Assis: Porto 247 — "Located in the revitalized Port Area of io de Janeiro, the land is positioned in an area of any challenges. The first question is memory and heritage, which historic houses give life to a population that has lived there for generations. The second major issue is the uncertain future of the region with all the transformation process that has been taking place in recent years."

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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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120_Kerem Yesildag, Nisan Baskin, Beyza Avci and Buğra Eser: Research & Development Institute

Submission #120 | Kerem Yesildag, Nisan Baskin, Beyza Avci and Buğra Eser: Research & Development Institute — The rural site is a heavy crowded urban settlement with insufficient informal housing. The local people lack basic needs as; clean water, sanitation, durability, and housing space and permits. What we as architects can do is provoke social change. What we can do about is the living areas.

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