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324_Ghadeer Mohammed: The Discrepancy

Submission #324 | Ghadeer Mohammed: The Discrepancy — “The thesis started with simple question which was how can subtraction in architecture be an addition? So the thesis explores different ways of applying formal subtraction in architecture. Al-andalus complex was built in 1960 and now its under threat of demolition. The thesis challenges the typical form of many adaptive reuse projects by introducing a new approach or formal experimentation that can be applied for many buildings.”

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280_Moritz Spaeh: Urban Farming

Submission #280 | Moritz Spaeh: Urban Farming — “The newly emerging commercial and industrial district is based on the former industrial area. In order to give the building in the north a representative address, the existing halls were demolished and the market hall was pushed between the existing buildings. From the east, a long, narrow lane leads to the market hall.”

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240_Rasem Kamal: Wadi Rum Excavated Sanctuaries

Submission #240 | Rasem Kamal: Wadi Rum Excavated Sanctuaries — “The design concept was based on excavating a series of fragmented yet interconnected courtyards which remained exposed to the sky despite being under the sand‘s datum line.”

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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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176_Lorenzo Saroli: An Architecture of Excavation

Submission #176 | Lorenzo Saroli: An Architecture of Excavation — "A common outcry can be heard from Montrealers, pleading for the conservation of their churches. The city’s attachment to the Catholic Church is undeniable, and its evolutionary reliance on it was unmatched. In addition to embodying urban monumentality and punctuating the built environment, the presence of the city’s religious patrimony throughout the urban landscape bore witness to the Church’s importance in all aspects of life – transcending spirituality and religion to deal with social, cultural and political issues."

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164_Jonathan Cooper and Qiwei Li

Submission #164 | Jonathan Cooper and Qiwei Li — "Our Thesis focuses on how the juxtaposition and scaling of mass can manipulate space to form a new vertical city typology. This project locates itself somewhere between the canonical work of Mies van der Rohe in the Seagram Tower and the aggregated city work of Peter Trummer. One precedent that informed the design of the project is Rem Koolhaas' De Rotterdam project. The elevations and the sectional drawings of the building reveal the displacement of the different masses that comprise the overall form. The masses appear to have slid past each other just enough the produce a sense of disruption or agitation."

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161_Sapeer Hillel

Submission #161 | Sapeer Hillel — "This thesis engages a discovery about the simultaneity of ground, decomposing of podiums, deferring of floor plates, and creating new, un-recognizable identities that deal with scale, distance, and proximity between these entities. As Jeffrey Kipnis describes in the lecture “Discrimination”, different relationships to the ground land are called out. Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House can be described as having a performative relationship to the land.

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125_Giada Maria Pillitteri: Disassemble and Reassemble Palermo North #19

Submission #125 | Giada Maria Pillitteri: Disassemble and Reassemble Palermo North #19 — My thesis is insert in a currently research from 2007 (professors: Roberto Collovà/Gaetano Licata) about the potential of the transformation in the expansion north area of Palermo. Starting from observations about the study area emerges a North Palermo shaped by a double face: the facades show themselves as the “representative’s fronts”, the “planned” side of buildings and almost originals, who oppose the backs, internal and hidden parts that, changed over time, include heterogeneous "additions", arising from the needs of the inhabitants.

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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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62_Reem Al-Thani: Equilibrium

Reem Al-Thani: Equilibrium — This thesis explores the ways socio-cultural methods of integration can influence architecture, using built form as a catalyst for connection in fragmented cities or communities.

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37_Manuel Gonzalez Nogueira: inCUBAting Capitalism

Manuel Gonzalez Nogueira: inCUBAting Capitalism — Cuban integrity has been suffering from several political and economic inconsistencies. The economic wealth of the island has been rooted in financial dependence on a major country, producing collateral damage in its national identity...

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7_Ali Bakshi: Talash Center for Youth

Ali Bakshi: Talash Center for Youth — Through architecture and space we can empower the youth to acquire skills to be economically independent in our society, provide them platform to show their talents they posses and to create a competitive energy to bring the best out of them.

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2_Aikaterini Paitazoglou and Cameron Reid: All This Space!

Aikaterini Paitazoglou and Cameron Reid: All This Space! — “All This Space!” is a critique on the housing system today. It is a unique take on zoning as a technique of growth. R1 zoning will be reinvented promoting varied architecture, density, use of all that space in the in between zone. It is a technique that the redefined zoning will promote a slow pace of development and a comment on the housing system today.

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