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  • Relief Tower
    chicago ILLINOIS

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    critics: Ross WIMER & Gordon GILL

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Daniel CAVEN: Past ideas of towers acting as modern monumental statues in this modern world have become obsolete. Now towers must incorporate adaptive qualities for climate change and environmental conditions to withstand tests of sustainability as well as create a generative life. The Relief Tower is capable of generating active energy outputs as well sustainable mechanical devices that will achieve economic gains for major cities, such as Chicago.

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  • Wiel ARETS
    vienna AUSTRIA

    Wiel Arets is a Dutch architect, theorist, urbanist, industrial designer, and the Dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in Chicago, USA. He studied at the Technical University of Eindhoven, graduating in 1983, and founded Wiel Arets Architects in the same year. From 1995-2002 he was the Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, where he introduced the idea of “progressive-research” and co-founded the school’s architectural journal HUNCH.

    Wiel ARETS, “Rethinking Metropolis”
    Monday, 03/04
    7.00 pm / Lichthof 2
    University of Applied Arts, Vienna
    Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
    1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA

  • STRETCH: Urban Campus Connector
    chicago ILLINOIS

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    critic: John RONAN

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Mircea ENI: Atmosphere in architecture is the overall presence and impact of the building onto its inhabitants. Atmosphere can be influenced by form, material, light, temperature, and texture. Its presence affects our senses to a point where we can no longer doubt the existence and intentions of the building. Atmosphere can also be influenced by the craft and assembly of the building. The presence of modern technologies and fabrication methods creates an opportunity for designing new atmospheres.

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  • Dance Center, Printers Row: Cybernetic Assemblages
    chicago ILLINOIS

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    critics: steven BRUBAKER, harry MALLGRAVE, tom JACOBS, martin FELSEN, & dan WHEELER

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    nikita TROUFANOV: “Dance Center, Printers Row: Cybernetic Assemblages.” The proposed project explores the idea of superimposition and cybernetic assemblages. By combining and overlaying organic, natural, smooth systems with machine-like, synthetic, rigid ones, a deeper experience of architectural space is achieved.

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  • Tumamac Habitat Center
    chicago ILLINOIS

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    daniel CAVEN: The Tumamac Habitat Center is situated near the foot of the Tumamac Hill, within Tucson Arizona. The site is between the city and the Tumamac Hill, creating a disconnection between city and natural environment. The center is designed around the idea of adaption to its surroundings and its inhabitants. Just as plants and animals in the desert have to adapt to changing environments through water retention and swelling, the Tumamac Habitat Center adapts and evolves to its daily usage.

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