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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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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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215_Alejandra Cardenas: Retirement Community

Submission #215 | Alejandra Cardenas: Retirement Community — "For my project I studied the relationship between the Bed, Door, and Window and was most interested by the relationship between the door and window. As you enter the unit you walk into 8’ tall ceiling not knowing the ceiling slopes to a 20’ until you walk around and experience the room. The wall size windows allow each individual to fully showcase a large collection of personal jottings and memorabilia giving full control to the residents to personalize the units as they wish.

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214_Iryady Redzuan: Georgetown Design Cultivation Museum

Submission #214 | Iryady Redzuan: Georgetown Design Cultivation Museum — "Collective Space + Reflexivity Order; The principal of collective space in architecture is to inspire regarding the introversion of public experience towards a building, the intervention on how people interact with the space, and how the space then interacts with the world."

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212_Jose Coba: Nantou Waste Managment Project

Submission #212 | Jose Coba: Nantou Waste Managment Project — "The proposal is motivated by the need of new and efficient infrastructure related with waste production inside traditional neighborhoods in China. By learning from their culture, needs, and consumption, the intervention tries to solve waste generation by creating urban and material solutions in order to created integrated and efficient communities."

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211_Celdin Fajardo: L-Nergy

Submission #211 | Celdin Fajardo: L-Nergy — "The aim of this project is to develop a material health monitoring system and demonstrate its capability to qualitatively and quantitatively assesses the performance of material in service. Light, Sound, and thermal that can detect and access the health of a user and improve life-threatening illnesses."

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209_Kevin Garcia: The Isola Apartments

Submission #209 | Kevin Garcia: The Isola Apartments — "The Isola Apartments is a Mixed-Use 104 unit residential project located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  “Isola” is an Italian word that is defined as an island or a set of islands, and can most notably be seen through the concept of having two building masses rising from the streets of Salt Lake City.  The building and site is designed to react to 3 main site considerations.  #1 Providing the area with much needed green and public space.  #2 Reacting to the adjacent UTA (Utah Public Transit System) and providing circulation space.  #3 Directing occupants towards views of downtown Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountain Range."

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201_James Frolow: Lucidity

Submission #201 | James Frolow: Lucidity — "This task involved observing tango dancers and sketching the voids inbetween each figure. From this lines were manipulated in Rhinoceros to obscure  curved forms. These forms were then sliced to acquire a faceted object which could be interpreted as a building. Students were given a brief to place this object into the North Terrace context to serve as an architectural school for the University of Adelaide."

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