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  • Jitendra SAWANT, "Gurgaon NOW."
    frankfurt GERMANY

    Staedelschule Architecture Class
    critic: Peter TRUMMER.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Jitendra SAWANT: In the past few decades, Gurgaon, a city 32km outside New Delhi, has risen from a former agricultural wasteland into the millennium city.

    250 of the top fortune global 500 companies have their offices in Gurgaon. It considered as the IT and call center capital of India and almost perhaps of the world. . . . It is one of the fastest growing cities of India. . . .

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  • Zaid Kashef ALGHATA, "3:288."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    advisor: Darin JOHNSTONE.
    special advisor: Neil DENARI.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Zaid Kashef ALGHATA: Extrusion plays a fundamental role within the discipline of architecture. It is a form of geometric projection that creates representations of objects that maintain a fixed cross-sectional outline. In plan, a line is extruded to situate a wall; in section, a curve is extruded to create a barrel vault.

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  • Gilles RETSIN, "KarlsPlatz I & II."
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    Karls Platz I & II are two unsubmitted proposals which were worked out for the competition for a new museum at the historic Karlsplatz in Vienna. Both proposals make are based on the same decision to arrange the museum program over three large floor slabs. Both proposals are partially based on the repetition of a single, discrete element which is then assembled into a highly differentiated building.

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  • Carrie McKNELLY, "Looped Matter: From Pliable Line to Soft Form."
    columbus OHIO

    The pliable line is bendable, flexible, loopable; it is indeterminate. However, once the line loops upon itself, interconnected associations yield determinacy at the scale of the pattern. The pattern can be understood as a code, or set of operations, which program the path of the line—each loop representing one bit of data. The code operates between the micro and the macro or the idiosyncrasy of a loop and the totality of its formal composition. . . .

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  • Ferda KOLATAN at PennDesign, "Real Fictions: Five Speculations on Cairo, Egypt." Conglomerate Urbanism.
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    PennDesign
    critic: Ferda KOLATAN.
    assistant instructor: Michael ZIMMERMAN.

    This project investigates the hidden potentialities of informal settlements in Cairo through five distinct speculations. Each of these speculations departs from a real condition and develops a fictitious narrative outlining possible tactical maneuvers to either improve the situation at hand or to see it in a different, more empowering light.

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  • Joanna E. GRANT, "Overly Attached Cute."
    princeton NEW JERSEY

    Princeton SoA
    advisors: Sylvia LAVIN & Michael MEREDITH.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Joanna E. GRANT: This thesis project seeks to define a territory in which cuteness can operate in the discipline of architecture. In the soft sciences, research has proven that cuteness is a biological adaptation of babies and young mammals to ensure survival, which is known as the caretaker affect.

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  • AA Visiting School Istanbul 2015. Installation, detail.;
    istanbul TURKEY

    AA Visiting School Istanbul 2015: Cellular Interventions
    AA School of Architecture with Istanbul Bilgi University

    As the discipline of Architecture is connected to that of Technology, there is an everlasting need for architects to keep in touch with novel design, production, and fabrication processes, while simultaneously reflecting on the emerging role of the architect in response to the changes in the discipline. In 2015, AA Istanbul Visiting School has acted as a training centre as well as a research agency for young architects and professionals who seek to advance their skills and experience in the field of architecture.

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  • Molly MASON & Zherui WANG, "Culture Cultures: The Biosentient City."
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    Existing between formal and informal systems and ranging widely in quality, typology, and audience, urban housing is a bellwether for economic, social, and political change. Housing’s complexity and flexibility offers unique and exciting opportunities for architects, however, its source in private equity and public agencies often challenges its ambitions.

    symposium: “Under Pressure,” Urban Housing Symposium.
    Friday, 10/28
    Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery
    PennDesign
    210 South 34th Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Chenxiang Shawna MENG, "MEGA Monolithic Form."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    advisor: Marcelo SPINA.
    award: The Blythe and Thom Mayne Undergraduate Thesis Prize

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Chenxiang Shawna MENG: This thesis presents the possibility for an architectural mass to act as a building and site simultaneously, questioning the identity of both entities. . . .

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  • Urban Interventions at Syracuse Architecture in Florence.
    florence ITALY

    Organized by Kyle Miller.

    Workshops led by Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, and Curtis Roth.

    Urban Interventions is a three-day design workshop in which students will develop contemporary interventions for the historical city center of Florence.

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