Posts tagged urban
331_Malak Ali: As Productive As It Gets

Submission #331 | Malak Ali: As Productive As It Gets — “The project aims towards a self-sufficient community coming from a new approach to urban agriculture and housing which seeks to shift the idea of the isolation between them and unite them. The main targets will be the community and the public. Creating forms and placing functions in a sustainable way to encourage the users to expand their knowledge and skills in farming using latest technologies in order to overcome the problem in the decrease of local food production and control of wasted water.”

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317_Timothee Mercier and Ian Lee: Bronx Supportive Living & Farming

Submission #317 | Timothee Mercier and Ian Lee: Bronx Supportive Living & Farming — “The housing project is an attempt to bring farming back to the Bronx residents in its current urban context, assimilating urbanism and agriculture – providing a new, intimate proximity with food. Empowering residents with a self-sustaining nutritional and financial system. A form of supportive housing, a new age of housing.”

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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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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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302_Nicolò Sabbadin, Andrea Bulloni, Matteo Ciabattini and Marco Papagni: Marsopotamia

Submission #302 | Nicolò Sabbadin, Andrea Bulloni, Matteo Ciabattini and Marco Papagni: Marsopotamia — The first interplanetary civilization, however, is timeless, except for the one from which it was conceived: the age of the pioneers. The projection of space thought as a projection on a physical dimension aims at transforming the unknown hostile and impracticable space, into a measurable and possessed orientable space. Space and time are the benchmarks of our world and their meanings are both contained in architectural shapes.

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299_Daniel Avilan: Occupy Vitkov; The Czech National Brewery

Submission #299 | Daniel Avilan: Occupy Vitkov; The Czech National Brewery — “The National Monument at Vitkov in Prague was once built to celebrate Czech statehood. However, both the Nazis’ and the Soviet Army took possession of the monument in order to propagate their regime. After the war, the monument was once again taken back by the Czech people and used as a museum. The isolated and unused monument remains an unpleasant reminder of the history the Czech people have faced.”

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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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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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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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274_Seetharam Vallabhaneni and Mauricio Casian: Giga Village

Submission #274 | Seetharam Vallabhaneni and Mauricio Casian: Giga Village — Giga village is a project that aims to provide innovative workspaces and services to the neighborhood by creating a highly walkable/pedestrian urban community center that offers unique experiences at the intersection of technology and culture. Giga Village packs modern technology and vernacular craft into the density of a pixel by combining the digital and the analog.

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272_Binhan Wang: Adaptable 12L Plus

Submission #272 | Binhan Wang; Adaptable 12L Plus — “In this housing project, I intended to address a strong urban conflict between fixed housing structures and dynamic populations by designing an adaptable social housing. During the site visit, I have interviewed the residents living on my site and found that the majority of them are migrant workers. As their population flow is very dynamic, they would require more flexible spaces to satisfy their changing needs.”

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258_ROBOCOOP: Souvenir from la Giudecca

Submission #258 | ROBOCOOP: Souvenir from la Giudecca — “A site-specific installation set up for the 2nd edition of Unfolding Pavilion, a pop-up exhibition curated by Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Davide Tommaso Ferrando, in conjunction with the opening of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale and hosted in Gino Valle IACP Social Housing Complex.”

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244_Anderson Chan and Haydn Lo: Chain Factory, Chain Living

Submission #244 | Anderson Chan and Haydn Lo: Chain Factory, Chain Living — “Our project is named Chain Factory, Chain Living. The project explores the possibility of creating a chained textile factory along side housing in existing urban fabric. The design critiques on the work/live condition in Changsin-dong of Seoul, and explores the possibility of putting factory together with living, while not compromising the quality of life.”

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236_D.K. Wang & Bingxuan Liang: Urban Environmental Form and Feedback

Submission #236 | D.K. Wang & Bingxuan Liang: Urban Environmental Form and Feedback — "in F16 studio, we approached the feedback of the urban environment on the creation of built space by working through a series of inter-connected projects. By using parametric modeling tools (primarily Grasshopper), we generated several formal and environmental strategies that are reflected in the final phase of the project- a residential building complex in Pittsburgh."

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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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216_Carlos Esponda: Social Landscape

Submission #216 | Carlos Esponda: Social Landscape — "The importance of the recuperation, improvement and revitalization of the pedestrian mobility, urban and public spaces is constantly mentioned without considering the human. In most cases the relation and correlation of buildings are more important than the dynamism and interaction of the human in public spaces."

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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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206_Andrea Bulloni, Ilaria Belotti, Marco Papagni: TEXTILIA

Submission #206 | Andrea Bulloni, Ilaria Belotti, Marco Papagni: TEXTILIA — "TEXTILIA is the memory of a recent manufacturing past. The Schiatti company, has had for years a key role in Lentate community and is deeply rooted in the heart of every citizen. The quality of its textile production finds voice in TEXTILIA: as the Jacquard loom wove strings of silk to get an extraordinary weft, the project intersects several functions, public spaces, private and commercial, to achieve a high quality of living.

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