Month: December 2017

[CON] texture

[CON] texture Anton Sevastianov Project Historically, residential areas were formed around retail areas, markets and bazaars, which were a full-fledged public space for communication and exchange of cultural experience. The idea of the project is to transfer and adapt the traditions of the formation of […]

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Through the Looking-glass

Through the Looking-glass Min Keun Park @ Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2017 Project Through the Looking-glass, we encounter many Models. Representation of these peculiar models wavers between the medium of photo and render, with frames used as technique to allow the simultaneity of multiple mediums. […]

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Good Arab Bad City

Good Arab Bad City Ali Karimi @ Harvard GSD [Thesis Spring 2016]   Project ‘Good Arab Bad City’ looks at the history and future of government-built housing as a national project in Bahrain. It surveys the history of the developing city-state in the 20th century through […]

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Object +

Object + Caleb Ehly Project The archive develops a historical significance through a curated and hyper specific clustering that orients objects, specifically focusing on those of future importance, through a personal objectification of prototype theory that initiates a conversation between its curator, the archivist or […]

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God is an Astronaut

God is an Astronaut Richen Jin @ University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design. Project ‘God is an astronaut’ is a manifesto on how architecture can activate people’s interaction with the city and break the everyday routine. Jean Jay is a blue-collar Parisian, born and raised […]

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The Kanda Mountain

The Kanda Mountain Boyuan Jiang @ Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Project “Japan’s graying crisis is thought to outweigh all other nations as it has the highest elderly population proportion in the world. In 2015, in response to the foreseeing elderly […]

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Visualising What Nobody Has Yet Seen

Visualising What Nobody Has Yet Seen Tomoyuki Tanaka Project Through the ballpoint and his X ray style, Tomoyuki Tanaka challenges our understanding of interior and exterior, bustle and atmosphere, part and whole unravelling the extremely complex network of Tokyo’s transportation hubs. From a research period […]

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Microcosms for Immersions; The Childhood Factory

Microcosms for Immersions; The Childhood Factory Taylor Grindley Project The creeping privatisation of the public realm in the UK’s urban centres degrades civic life and social spaces, reducing towns and cities to an infrastructure purely facilitating consumption. Our lives are cluttered with the short-term ‘fix’ […]

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Air_Conditions: Restoring The Public Sphere

Air_Conditions: Restoring The Public Sphere Roman Kekel Project Maintenance is a key form of preservation and preservation is an act of maintenance. The unassuming banality of maintenance systems allows them to surreptitiously become constructive and destructive architectural acts. Without maintenance, architecture quickly becomes obsolete. There is […]

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Moving Through Spaces 

Moving through Spaces  Pelle Juul Carlsen & Iseult Mccullough     Project This proposal suggests a new centre that simultaneously acts as both an anchor and a hinge. An anchor in that offers a centralised and vibrant zone of activity with permeable spaces of differing […]

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An Absolute Point Of View

An Absolute Point Of View Federica Fogazzi Project The project is located in the centre of Addis Ababa. This area is clearly divided into a modern quarter, featuring high rise buildings and advanced infrastructure, and a historical quarter that comes from the foundation of the […]

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An Urban laboratory For The Sahrawi Refugee Camp

An Urban laboratory For The Sahrawi Refugee Camp Beatriz Villapecellin Villanueva @  KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation Project The project addresses the Saharawi youth living in the refugee camp of Smara. The centre proposes youth retention initiatives to ensure that refugees are […]

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H501_Revealing The Hidden Monuments Of Rome

H501_Revealing The Hidden Monuments Of Rome Alessandro Acciarino   Project Through a selection of images the project explores the forms of the city of Rome challenging the notion of monumental by revealing the metropoles’ ’ ‘hidden’ monuments which, contrarily to those visited by the mass […]

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