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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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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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290_Justin Heu: Density n Void

Submission #290 | Justin Heu: Density n Void — “A brief focus into designing a new urban mixed use building... residential, commercial, office space. Redesigning what we formally know about a building and warping it inside out. Residential units are encapsulated into tunnel like voids that face each other and can hide away with privacy smart glass.”

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284_Adriana Garcia: Jacksonville Culinary Institute

Submission #284 | Adriana Garcia: Jacksonville Culinary Institute — “Located in Florida, the city of Jacksonville is well known for its business centers, banks and many other cultural points, yet as a major tourist attraction it lacks in the existence of recreational spaces. This project aims to improve the current state of public spaces in Jacksonville by providing different areas that are opened for the public to enjoy, while at the same time generate a programmatic gradient that ranges from public, to semi private to private.”

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266_Smit Patel: SCET Institute of Design

Submission #266 | Smit Patel: SCET Institute of Design — “The Brief calls for a comprehensive educational aggregation of design programs of Architecture, Interior Design and Fine Arts that will be centred around the educational zone of Surat, India. The site is located in the Educational district of Sarvajanik educational zone as the linear site spans adjacent to the road abutting a busy road.”

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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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252_Rei Celo: Two Worlds

Submission #252 | Rei Celo: Two Worlds — The concept of these two worlds came as a result of a series of charcoal drawings that show the process and rituals of tea preparation. Looking at these drawings there are two states that were always present throughout the process, the condensation and the liquid state. This made me think of two different "worlds" that ended up as two different programs/architectural spaces in my project.

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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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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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195_Varuzhan Kochkoyan: Airport Hotel Café

Submission #195 | Varuzhan Kochkoyan: Airport Hotel Café — The “Airport Hotel Cafe” was an assignment for Interior Design class. A plan with a bare walls, provided by the professor, was the only “fact” to consider. Such factors as the location and purpose of the building, ceiling height and budget were all hypothetical.

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152_Tiakum Ao: Beacon

Submission #152 | Tiakum Ao: Beacon — "Located along the south side of the Arno River in Florence Italy, the proposed waterfront projects can be seen as beacons, attracting residents and tourists alike. Circulating pedestrians from the dense north to the more tranquil south. Translucent panels rise around the facade illustrating lightshows, and interactive play. Qualities of heavy and light are characterized with the use of light steel framing, and heavy translucent program.

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140_Axel Alexander Olson: The Chicago Watershed

Submission #140 | Axel Alexander Olson:  The Chicago Watershed — "The Chicago Watershed Cultural Center is situated at a critical point along the main branch of the Chicago River and its Northern Riverwalk. In an initial study of the site's context, the sonic and luminous spaces of the alternating bridge-bay condition on the newly revitalized South Riverwalk revealed an inverse relationship between sound and light during the day and night."

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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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115_Greg Sheward: RISE

Submission #115 | Greg Sheward: RISE — New York City’s population has continuously been on the rise, expected to reach 9 million people over the next 23 years. The need for affordable housing is playing a predominant roll in this growth. This increasing need for housing provides an opportunity for housing to play a prevailing role in the advancement of architecture. Housing has fallen victim to the standardization of the New York City building code.

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91_Andres Roncal: Grand Hall Freshman Dormitory

Andres Roncal: Grand Hall Freshman Dormitory — "The proposed program is meant to burst the bubble in which Pratt students are forced to live in and give public space back to the landscape of the city. By mapping the public parks around the area it became evident that there were only two public parks available to the immediate community. Fort Green Public Park and Pratt Institute's Sculpture Park; the latter gated and limited to no public access. This segregation was reflected in the lack of understanding for the students to their surroundings which then increased the naive self exposure to crime in the area."

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85_Yeshu Tan: Kindergarten

Yeshu Tan: Kindergarten — The central concept of this project is the “performance” of kindergarten. I explored new spatial conditions in the sloping site where kids can walk from the inside classroom to the roof by stairs in order to appreciate the beautiful sea and the skyline of Manhattan.“One of the most fundamental issues a society faces is how to best educate it’s children.

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