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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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330_Tzu-Jung Huang: Sutro Performance

Submission #330 | Tzu-Jung Huang: Sutro Performance — “Sutro Performance continue exploring performative and vernacular ornament through implementing atmospheric devices which elaborates environmental narratives. The performative ornaments regulate environment through the exchange of fluid and showcase the mesmerising behaviour in nature to prototype a sustainable paradigm in San Francisco.”

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329_Dan Whelan: Song of the Sea

Submission #329 | Dan Whelan: Song of the Sea — “The proposed chapel rests on the foundations of the restored Pessegueiro island fort - Portugal, its simple white brick form providing a clear focus point from the main coastline. The restored fort provides a space of transition between the natural landscape and the inner space of the chapel while providing panoramic views across the entire site. Within the chapel spaces are enclosed, intimate and spiritual in nature, inviting visitors to take a moment for introspection and quiet contemplation.”

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328_Fariz Azahar: Living Monument

Submission #328 | Fariz Azahar: Living Monument: Sentient City for a Post-Socialist Proletariat — “There was a time when humans longed for absolute unification, terminating class antagonism and campaigning for social status emancipation. A series of liberating acts hurled by a revolutionary society who fought in the name of equality, in both powers and rights. Overcoming global metamorphosis, they prevailed and implemented a new fundamental in the social system through methodology of horizontal society, an antithesis to the patriarchal governing system that has been second nature to men since the primordial times.”

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327_Matteo Gawlak and Micol Zucchini: u_Tube

Submission #327 | Matteo Gawlak and Micol Zucchini: u_Tube — “Buynet city, 2030. Never before man has been so explicitly recognized as the true protagonist and placed with determination at the center of the purchase, linked only on shopping online. Subject and object at the same time of a philosophical and almost metaphysical research about his place and his role in the buying network.”

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326_Zoe Russian Moreno: Ka' Poy Yepü

Submission #326 | Zoe Russian Moreno: Ka' Poy Yepü — “Canaima National Park - Venezuela, is one of the largest natural reserves on the planet and possess definitive characters that differentiate it from other natural reservoirs. It’s soil dates back to the Precambrian period, between 1.5 million to 2 billion years old; which makes it one of the most ancient rock formations in the world's geochronology. These unique formations called “Tepuis” are a kind of table-top mountains with 90-degree vertical walls.”

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325_Dan Whelan: Sanctuary for the Harrowed

Submission #325 | Dan Whelan: Sanctuary for the Harrowed — “Since the beginning of human existence, people have been crafting spaces to house the processes of life and the inevitable event of death. These spaces range from monumental to economical, and display a vast array of cultural indicators, such as status and religion. While extremely diverse across the globe and universally significant, this typology has experienced less evolution through the centuries as its primary purpose of housing the dead has gone unchanged.”

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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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322_Valeria Mazzilli: ORGANIstation

Submission #322 | Valeria Mazzilli: ORGANIstation — “Each year 350.000 to 500.000 people die for liver diseases. Microgravity has advanced the field of tissue engineering, including liver tissue faster growth and regeneration, the three dimensional cultivation of hepatocytes cells enhancing their aggregation. OrganiStation orbits on LEO, its design facilitates the flow of incoming patients and those who are ready to depart.”

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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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319_Daniel Whelan: The Black Pit

Submission #319 | Daniel Whelan: The Black Pit — Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, high-level waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process lasting thousands of years. To address this issue, millions of barrels of highly radioactive waste have been buried in repositories deep beneath the earth’s surface.

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318_Behruz Hairullaev, Brandon Muir and Nicholas LiCausi: Holographic Reality

Submission #318 | Behruz Hairullaev, Brandon Muir and Nicholas LiCausi: Holographic Reality — “For decades, films and media outlets have portrayed holograms as the technology synonymous with the future. Through advancements, scientists and designers alike have been able to create scattering lights that create forms, but only at a small scale. As of now, we have three-dimensional viewings through two-dimensional screens.”

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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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316_Simone Porfiri: Utilitàs

Submission #316 | Simone Porfiri: Utilitàs [The Shapes of the Use] — “This work investigates the vocabulary of forms that are generated as a corollary of the human activity of inhabit and by the practice of use, and that complete with their function the architecture and landscape condition.”

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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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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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312_Dan Whelan: The Vault, Transient Miner Town

Submission #312 | Dan Whelan: The Vault, Transient Miner Town — “The Recent Mining Boom & the culture it has given rise to has been the cause of a number of issues in the existing towns in the Pilbara between local communities and transient workers. The intention was not to fix the problems of this transient worker culture but was simply to build a place separate from the local towns that would suit this strange fringe culture better.”

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