Posts tagged york
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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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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298_Federico Monti and Francesco Mura: Galaxy Tower

Submission #298 | Federico Monti and Francesco Mura: Galaxy Tower —  In one of the most famous drawings in the world, the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci is symbolically represented as the most sublime of unions, the one between art and science. There are the figures of the square and the circle that refer respectively to the Earth and the universe, placing at the center of this union the pulsating and signifying heart of the work: the man.

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279_Matteo Gawlak and Riccardo Gialloreto: The New Yorker

Submission #279 | Matteo Gawlak and Riccardo Gialloreto: The New Yorker — “Opposite to the anonymous architecture of the skyscrapers that don’t take in account the context of the city, its identity, and the lifestyle, The New Yorker wants to be a specific answer for the city of New York, land where high-rise buildings were born.”

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273_Chanakarn Assavasirisilp and Phawin Siripong: A WALL MANIFESTO at US/MEX BORDER

Submission #273 | Chanakarn Assavasirisilp and Phawin Siripong: A WALL MANIFESTO at US/MEX BORDER —The Project is focusing on exploring ideas and program typologies of a public border park, creating a radical paradigm based on our manifesto. By understanding the context of US/MEX border area, we have proposed various typologies of excitement park activities as a combination of 3 zoning; sports activities, gathering area and relax area, which we believe they could bring a lot of fun to the border, attract and gather people from both side, creating new community paradigms shift at outskirt.”

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270_Swati Jain: Let's Play MoMA

Submission #270 | Swati Jain: Let's Play MoMA — “The aim of the Project to question an art residency and how the art world views its artist residents and their places of dwelling.”

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248_Alejandro Quinto and Maria Mas Mengual: Entomomaniac

Submission #248 | Alejandro Quinto and Maria Mas Mengual — “Our point of view is located in the city of New York, in the neighbourhood of Hell’s Kitchen to be precise for some reasons which led us to think how could evolve in the future against the new world wide gastronomic tendency.”

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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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204_Ellen Wong: Homonym Typology 

Submission #204 | Ellen Wong: Homonym Typology — "Within Homonym Typology, a suburban house is no longer an isolated entity, it engages with neighboring units to form a community. Each unit have common formation parts to spatial whole relationship. Each duplex is made up of two uniquely designed units which are fused together to create a set of relationships which the experience of duality of the unit is completed, the full function of a house is achieved through the connection."

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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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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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101_Mary A. Alvarez: Architecture of Metanoia

Submission #101 | Mary A. Alvarez: Architecture of Metanoia: A Study of Space and the Transformation of Consciousness — The current state of our collective consciousness creates in our surrounding the physical manifestation of a world prioritized and driven by economic forces. Our capitalist system encourages a culture of endless consumption, and disregards that our natural environment is the most essential resource for our continuing survival; we are facing an awareness crisis in addition to the environmental one.

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95_Lian Ren and Shuo Yang: THE CORE

Lian Ren and Shuo Yang: THE CORE — "THE CORE is a social housing project located in Bronx, New York. Our housing design explores the possibility to live in various cores in order to maximize density and light. All of these cores provide structural support for all the floor structure, which is waffle slabs. The public cores are located in the center of each block to connect all the unit cores on the four sides. All the unit cores are very densely placed near the perimeter to allow for more sunlight and cross ventilation."

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91_Andres Roncal: Grand Hall Freshman Dormitory

Andres Roncal: Grand Hall Freshman Dormitory — "The proposed program is meant to burst the bubble in which Pratt students are forced to live in and give public space back to the landscape of the city. By mapping the public parks around the area it became evident that there were only two public parks available to the immediate community. Fort Green Public Park and Pratt Institute's Sculpture Park; the latter gated and limited to no public access. This segregation was reflected in the lack of understanding for the students to their surroundings which then increased the naive self exposure to crime in the area."

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85_Yeshu Tan: Kindergarten

Yeshu Tan: Kindergarten — The central concept of this project is the “performance” of kindergarten. I explored new spatial conditions in the sloping site where kids can walk from the inside classroom to the roof by stairs in order to appreciate the beautiful sea and the skyline of Manhattan.“One of the most fundamental issues a society faces is how to best educate it’s children.

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84_Kaley Overstreet, Kyle Zook, Enio Dajko: Animal House

Kaley Overstreet, Kyle Zook, Enio Dajko: Animal House — Our project, situated on the corner of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, NY, explores a voyeuristic idea of how life in New York City acts as a “sitcom” performance within an 8-unit apartment complex. By using animals or various sizes as a parti of scale, we were able to create identifiable units that differ in size, location within the building, and match the personified traits and possessions of each animal.

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73_Rahid Cornejo: Networked Infrastructures

Rahid Cornejo: Networked Infrastructures — The main idea was to take the area underneath Interstate 78 and use it as a means to bring these areas together by creating sculpture parks, agricultural harvesting, community gardens, and educational and artistic programs. All of these programs can be used to create giant parks within the areas that are abandoned due to existing infrastructural systems...

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42_Edward Radev: Homi(num)reditus

Edward Radev: Homi(num)reditus — The gallery spaces from the original proposal and new proposal will intertwine to create a transition between two worlds. The academy itself is set in the near future where extraterrestrial life is being explored. The academy being a center for research of extraterrestrial plant species and how they can be used to create architecture that can be grown.

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