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343 / Kyle Troyer: Postdigital Mishaps

Submission #343 | Kyle Troyer: Postdigital Mishaps — “The result is a project that remains sensible to computation as an inescapable part of our reality. It explores the irresponsibilities of photogrammetry, texture mapping, and insertion of materiality in today's postdigital world. It plays with the current recognition of our true state of the digital, and exaggerates it similar to how the Baroque interpreted the Renaissance. ​ Images of Borromini's San Carlo Quattro Fontane are photo-mapped in incorrect ways and given physical artifact to trace the consequences of the image's presence throughout the design.”

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342 / Renzo Lopez and Richard Jaffe: Sensorial Ambiguity

Submission #342 | Renzo Lopez and Richard Jaffe: Sensorial Ambiguity — “Despite this long running inequality of marketing and promotion, during the 2016 Rio Olympic season the Paralympics broke worldwide audience records by eclipsing the audience of the main, heavily marketed Olympics by 500 million worldwide viewers to reach a total audience of 4.1 billion. Given this condition along with the hidden, underappreciated nature of the Paralympics, it is the goal of this Project to create a spatial experience which will promote and enhance the public perception of Paralympic athletes.”

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341 / Esraa Abu El Rub: INVASION

Submission #341 | Esraa Abu El Rub: INVASION — “Invasion is a mixed used development above E11 highway that bridges the gap in the city that occurred due to the highway. Hence, the concept approach of the project is to enhance walkability in the neighborhood by following the Flow of pedestrians traveling between the different gathering points. However, the Flow is simulated using Swarm Technology, and the form of the project has followed its lines. Invasion aims to create an urban hub in the city with a dense program that attracts people with different interests.”

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340 / Sean Anderson and Tobias Jimenez: La Casa de Colima

Submission #340 | Sean Anderson and Tobias Jimenez: La Casa de Colima — “With the intent to continue our efforts upgrading informal settlements across Latin America, we are first constructing a new home for the family of one our team members: the Jimenez family. The Jimenez family is living in an informal settlement at the periphery of the city of Colima, Mexico. While the settlement exists on land owned by the family, it is not in compliance with current planning or building regulations.”

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336 / Samira Chahine: Design Before Decline

Submission #336 | Samira Chahine: Design Before Decline — “Throughout years, education has always been considered as one of the most crucial stages of human’s life cycle. Good schools and education environment would be the key to the social and economic development of a place through preparing the future human resources. In other words, how can we expand our society and improve it if we cannot dilate our own minds?”

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332_Rana El Dakkak: Soul Treat

Submission #332 | Rana El Dakkak: Soul Treat — “The design concept of the project was mainly inspired by a natural element as nature has a strong relationship with the human’s well-being. The natural inspiration for Soul Treat design concept was the tree leaves. The project’s site has different types of trees and each tree has different leaves shape; this triggered the idea of the natural inspiration for this project.”

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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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323_Anna Gharibyan: Water Sport Complex in Vanadzor

Submission #323 | Anna Gharibyan: Water Sport Complex in Vanadzor / “Renovation of the manufacturing building to a water sport complex in Vanadzor. The projected building is situated in the northwestern part of Vanadzor, more specifically in the northwestern part of the chemical factory.”

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320_Ali Hazem and Abdallah Kamhawi: Kaira Looro Peace Pavilion

Submission #320 | Ali Hazem and Abdallah Kamhawi: Kaira Looro Peace Pavilion — “Our goal was to use the light as a language to tell the history of the war and the journey to peace, and make the visitors not only see it but feel it. From darkness to light, from disruption to tranquility. TOWARD THE LIGHT pavilion features a long path that starts with an uncomfortable dim, tall and thin entrance to emulate the effect of war and gradually widen and shorten in height to eventually become a serene comfortable contemplation space that emulates peace and calmness.”

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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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313_Iago Blanco and Daniel Valle: Water Pavilion

Submission #313 | Iago Blanco and Daniel Valle: Water Pavilion — “The proposal for the Water Pavilion explores various water principles and the translation into an architectural experience. The notion of fluidity, buoyancy and constant change are principles for our proposal. The pavilion stands between a submerged and emerged level –as submarines do- defining a sensible state of equilibrium between dry and wet.”

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304_Andrea Cappiello: Monastic Archive

Submission #304 | Andrea Cappiello: Monastic Archive — “The word ‘archive’ generally indicates a working system structured towards the efficient recall of items. This idea of a predominantly passive collection changes when buildings are involved because a work of architecture can be argued to be an existing archive. This understanding further shifts the perceptions concerning the manner in which archives are presented.”

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301_Alessandro Luporino: Dizionario Illustrato di Architettura

Submission #301 | Alessandro Luporino: Dizionario Illustrato di Architettura — “The illustrated dictionary of architecture is part of a larger project called Q: set [den [SE] t. Drawings / Thinking / Unintentional taste accumulation about Architecture], which emphasizes the importance of drawing not only as an element of communication, but also[above all] as an ‘instrument of knowledge and understanding reality’.”

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297_Yu Kono: Deferential Form

Submission #297 | Yu Kono: Deferential Form — “ The giants of the Tech industry have emerged as a significant presence in the Bay area of San Francisco. Many of them are located in the suburban regions of Silicon Valley where they are in the process of building large, symbolic corporate headquarters. The Silicon Valley sites of these headquarters lack the public amenities of traditional cities that are deemed highly desirable to their workforce”

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293_Sergey Nadtochiy: Seductive Ecologies

Submission #293 | Sergey Nadtochiy: Seductive Ecologies “Because of large number of public buildings including universities, hotels and hospitals, Bloomsbury has one of highest wasted heat rates in London. Therefore this area has been chosen to test new ways of heat resources use and mediation proposed in this project of an art school. The site of the project takes space of former district heating system on Coram street next to Brunswick centre and is marked by 40m high concrete chimney, underground Piccadilly line which crosses the site is also used as one of heat resources.”

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292_Michael Willhoit: Spelunk'd

Submission #292 | Michael Willhoit: Spelunk'd — “Within a 50'x50'x50' cube, two playful programs combine and collide to create an arena for leisure. Cave diving was the inspiration for Spelunk'd, with caverns and crevices both inside and out, punctuated by folding forms of relaxation. The space hangs above the ground with irregular vaults, but invites with punctures in its flow.”

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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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278_Settawut Leenavong: Prasiolite State

Submission #278 | Settawut Leenavong: Prasiolite State — “Prasiolite State, or a "Green Crystals of Bangkok" is an experiential, experimental and ecological architecture project done by Chulalongkorn university undergraduate, Settawut Leenavong. The project explores the characteristic of crystal formation, polygons and various connection of molecular joints. Prasiolite takes the inspiration from the name of green crystals which form inside the gas cavity of lavas. The exterior hard shells were able to protect the enclosed interior from the intervention of physical environment.”

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275_Vincent Heru: Vascular Pod

Submission #275 | Vincent Heru: Vascular Pod — “Habitat designed for the Whiting and Globefish, two of the local fish found in Victoria Docks, Hobart, Tasmania. The concept comes from the idea of circulation such as respiratory system or cardiovascular system where clean air/blood is regulated. Similarly, the VASCULAR POD is meant to regulate the habitat of the Whiting and the Globefish.”

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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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