Posts tagged river
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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308_Tiago Vasconcelos: Permabioreactor

Submission #308 | Tiago Vasconcelos: Permabioreactor — “Climate change is only exacerbating this challenge; as increasing temperatures and oceanic acidification are causing large shifts in migratory patterns of animals and reduction of fish populations; making these subsistent sources increasingly difficult to come by for Native peoples. Additionally, elevating temperatures are causing widespread permafrost thaw; wreaking structural havoc and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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307_Paolo Boldi: Delta Aquarium

Submission #307 | Paolo Boldi: Delta Aquarium — “Located in the Colombian city of Santa Marta, an important commercial and touristic center as well as the most antique city of Colombia, the project is part of an urban intervention of reestablishment and restitution of a wide city portion nowadays used as a military base. This area represents a great opportunity as it constitutes the perfect union between four different scenarios.”

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263_Andrew Shea: Post Industrial Appalachia

Submission #263 | Andrew Shea: Post Industrial Appalachia — “This project introduces a new interpretive and educational facility on the river’s edge. Here, visitors would learn about the history of the town, the surrounding region, and the environment. The program includes space for a library, exhibitions, theater, classrooms, and offices.”

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229_Trevor Mayes: Rapturous South; Strategic Reconnaissance

Submission #229 | Trevor Mayes: Rapturous South; Strategic Reconnaissance — "Buildings are temporal vehicles. Space becomes separated from space and a new environment is created within, allowing changes in time, temperature and atmosphere to occur separately within and without the line of enclosure."

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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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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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138_Gustavo Takata & João Ribeiro: House in a Bridge

Submission #138 | Gustavo Takata & João Ribeiro: House in a Bridge — "The concept arises from a restoring axis of the city-river relationship that, simultaneously with the pre-existing structure, creates the habitable space. After a process of unceasing exploration of the parallelism between spatial qualities and function, we enter into a moment of purification, through the search for the essence. Each space is born of the individual - place - function relationship, generating atmospheric auras that define the place itself. "

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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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102_James Brillon and Alexander Van Odom: Restructuring the Bronx

Submission #102 | James Brillon and Alexander Van Odom: Restructuring the Bronx — The project reconciles the infrastructural cuts that have separated the Bronx from its waterfront over the past 100 years. In the wake of the borough’s development, several north-south axes of freight train, car, and rail infrastructure have damaged the urban fabric, without consideration of local resident’s needs. To counter this, the project considers infrastructure as a tool for empowerment of local communities.

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90_Sara Rad: The Allegory of Morality of Mankind in Occupying Spaces

Sara Rad: The Allegory of Morality of Mankind in Occupying Spaces — "The project considers Manhattan as a courtyard building not as a city. Manhattan is an island and central park is a huge courtyard, the buildings and towers are extruded to their maximum limit around it. A building that houses the extreme congestion and density in itself. The project talks about the morality of people; the way people occupy lands and spaces. The way they define their habitats and their cities."

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36_Federico Fauli: Nobody's Land

Federico Fauli: Nobody's Land — Nobody’s Land is a project born from an apocalyptic concept. It represents the lack of a vision, the appeal for a utopian renewal and the constant search for new ways of living. A project set in the nowadays Bangladesh reality, in a site located in the South-West area of Dhaka, surrounded by the Buriganga river.

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16_Antoine Wendling: Myeongdong Twisted Towers

Antoine Wendling: Myeongdong Twisted Towers — Between the Seoul Museum Of Art and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza Zaha Hadid, the idea is to create a "cultural line" by adding the Myeongdong Twisted Towers (161m) and its hanging museum. Étroire a road through the parcel originally been transformed into a public square with a central park

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