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310_Victor Moldoveanu: Protecting Paradise

Submission #310 | Victor Moldoveanu: Protecting Paradise — “Inspired by the 16th century Chinese classical novel "The Monkey King" where heroes fight to protect the heavens, the project demonstrates how peace, equality and freedom prove to be democratic design tools that can protect Paradise, the most extensive rainforest of Central America.”

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309_Victor Moldoveanu: The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom

Submission #309 | Victor Moldoveanu: The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom — “Inspired by Jules Verne’s "In Search of the Castaways" where heroes travel the oceans of the world to find and save the lost crew, The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom occupies 20,000 square kilometres of the Danish Territorial Waters of the Jutland Peninsula. Embracing the foreseeable sea-level rise, The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom is a project showing a model of embracing ocean level rise and consequently taking up life on water.”

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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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306_Andreas Stadlmayr: Autonomous Non-Standard Spaces

Submission #306 | Andreas Stadlmayr: Autonomous Non-Standard Spaces — “The project "Autonomous non-standard spaces" respond primarily to the high demand for cultural projects in Prague | Czech Republic and at the same time enormous vacancies on buildings and open spaces right in the city center. Both were caused by neglect during the communist era and the persistent, blocking, political crisis, as well as by the steady, speculative real estate market.”

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305_Ciaran Magee: An Ambiguous Heterotopia

Submission #305 | Ciaran Magee: An Ambiguous Heterotopia — “Writers have been described as being either architects or gardeners. That is to say, one who cultivates a story or one who structures it. This thesis investigates the space between this dichotomous metaphor, researching the context of the garden as a spatial and architectural intervention.”

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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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303_Hazem Talaat: [Re]thinking [Re]drawing : [Un]finished Architecture

Submission #303 | Hazem Talaat: [Re]thinking [Re]drawing : [Un]finished Architecture — “[re]thinking [re]drawing architecture: is a visual study based on photography research, on the potential value of [un]finished buildings in Mediterranean countries specifically Southern Italy and Spain. Where incomplete ruins act as an invitation to manifest unorthodox thoughts of completion, utilizing new experimentation on a technique of [re]drawing.”

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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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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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300_Matteo Serra, Mirko Santoni, Andrea Ruggieri: Kaira Kora

Submission #300 | Matteo Serra, Mirko Santoni, Andrea Ruggieri: Kaira Kora — “The Griot safeguards the community’s tradition that is conserved through the usage of the words. This poet’s tale is accompanied by an instrument called “Kora”. A sacred place should play a similar role and become the “Instrument of Worship”. The project’s aim lies in the belief that a single holy place can host different religions (muslims, catholics and animists), a single instrument able to emit different notes of a same chord, a peace’s harp: Kaira Kora.”

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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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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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296_Elia Zoppi, Caterina Francesconi and Valeria Fruzzetti: Dialogues | Antonio Lupi Headquarters

Submission #296 | Elia Zoppi, Caterina Francesconi and Valeria Fruzzetti: Dialogues | Antonio Lupi Headquarters — “The desire to establish a relationship with the few but clear elements that characterize the landscape has placed itself at the base of the compositional logic. Proceeding with the definition of the intervention, the intention was to bring the dialogue to the human scale, favoring the meeting between people and different figures through the interaction between the spaces.”

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295_Marco Nieto: Wav_ES

Submission #295 | Marco Nieto: Wav_ES — “The concept and purpose of Wav_ES is to bring attention and awareness of the importance of conservation, as well as making strides towards preserving and restoring water in natural ecosystems, as well as bustling urban areas.”

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294_Emily Martin: Créer Cavalier | Habiliter Les Femmes

Submission #294 | Emily Martin: Créer Cavalier | Habiliter Les Femmes — “Créer Cavalier | Habiliter Les Femmes is a project which aims to contest and combat the long-standing gender inequalities of France through empowering the women of Marseille using equestrian activities to build physical and mental strength as well as confidence and self-esteem to proclaim and provoke the evidently patriarchal societal state of the City.”

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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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291_Dinorah Martinez Schulte: Flextructure

Submission #291 | Dinorah Martinez Schulte: Flextructure — “This project is dedicated to making an innovative proposal, redesigning a new strategy and structural system totally adaptable to any building scale and conditions, where the computational tools and technology are used to optimize a solution to the problems caused by a natural disaster. generate impact not only in architecture, but at the social level, by a new search for design strategies and structural criteria.”

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