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  • Polina ALEXEEVA, Junjie GUO, & Charmaine LAM, "Weird Nature." Sections.
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: M. Casey REHM.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Polina ALEXEEVA, Junjie GUO, & Charmaine LAM: European landscape is idyllic because it is highly groomed and domesticated, and our project site—Cala Montjoi, Spain, a vacation destination—is no exception.

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  • Zach GRZYBOWSKI, Maria NIKOLOVSKI, & Danica SELEM, "Objectified Field." Bird's-eye rendering.
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    Pratt Institute
    critic: Kutan AYATA.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Zach GRZYBOWSKI, Maria NIKOLOVSKI, & Danica SELEM: The challenge of the 60 acre site in Napa Valley was to find a way to create an architecture that is drawn from the landscape but still keeps its autonomy. . . .

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  • Stan ALLEN & Marc McQUADE, eds., Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain.
    2011

    Green roofs, artificial mountains and geological forms; buildings you walk on or over; networks of ramps and warped surfaces; buildings that carve into the ground or landscapes lifted high into the air: all these are commonplace in architecture today. New technologies, new design techniques and a demand for enhanced environmental performance have provoked a re-thinking of architecture’s traditional relationship to the ground. The book Landform Building sets out to examine the many manifestations of landscape and ecology in contemporary architectural practice. . . .

  • Aiste DZIKARAITE, Fluctuating Shelters.
    vilnius LITHUANIA

    Department of Architecture, Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania
    critics: Daniel KÖHLER & Rasa NAVASAITYTE, Lab for Environmental Design Strategies (lab-eds)
    students: Petras VESTARTAS, Paulius DASCIORAS, Lukas REVINSKAS, Gediminas KIRDEIKIS, Aiste DZIKARAITE, Ieva MARCINONYTE, Donatas BRUCAS, Ruta BUROKAITE, Ieva MOCKEVICIUTE, Ruta STANKEVICIUTE, Mykolas GERLIAKAS, Lijana NORVAIŠAITE, Algis LIPKEVICIUS, & Lina BACIUSKAITE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Daniel KÖHLER & Rasa NAVASAITYTE: “From Landscape to Roofscape” is the title of an architecture workshop which took place at the Vilnius Academy of Art from February 4th–March 14th.

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  • Flesh_tanbul
    murcia SPAIN

    European University of Madrid (UEM)

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Juan José SÁNCHEZ MARTÍNEZ: Flesh_tanbul is a proposition for the subaquatic archeological park of Yenikapi in Istanbul. The grounds of a forgotten harbor for more than 16 centuries restructured into a subaquatic museum transited through a hammam. We face the preservation by the evolution of a new cultural tourism where history and body create an emphatic bond. Flesh_tanbul folds with the exterior, it flows towards the landscape, not imitating its forms but its evolutionary process.

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  • Tectonic Gentrification
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    American University of Sharjah
    critic: George KATODRYTIS

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Rami ALOTAIBI: This project utilizes the tectonic nature of a machine and contrasts it with the complexity of the human system. Drawing inspiration from the idea of human landscapes, this project operates on the simplicity of a hybrid, of which its properties are exploited into the creation of complex, flexible geometrical hybrids that adapt and map their surroundings. These hybrids are examined within the context of Port Rashid in an attempt of gentrifying it into the hub which initiated the life of the city that it beholds.

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  • Fresh Hills
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    2nd Place in LAGI International Design Competition for Freshkills Park, Staten Island, New York

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    M-Rad (Matthew ROSENBERG): FRESH proposal /// As we approach Fresh Hills the undulating mounds appear to be natural elements growing from the earth. The closer we get, however, it is clear this structure, like the mounds below it, are not native to the recently capped Fresh Kills landfill site. Its form rests lightly on the existing topography and creates definition across the expansive horizon. It caresses the East mound creating a seamless integration between utility scale energy harnessing and a program filled landscape. It creates a harmonious relationship between earth and wind.

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  • Minimal Relaxation
    shanghai CHINA

    The design of this temporary installation reinterprets the traditional Chinese garden to activate the roof terrace of the MoCA Shanghai as an undulating and responsive multi-layered landscape. The upper (canopy) layer simultaneously produces gradient spatial conditions and framed viewing portals which curate views of the surrounding hi-rise towers, while the lower (landscape) layer articulates a series of back-lit sculptural ground forms which subdivide the terrace and provide atmospheric effect through responsive color-changing LED lighting effects. Inspired by the work of Frei Otto, the entire project extends his body of design research into physical and digital form-finding processes for minimal surface structures through dynamic mesh relaxation techniques.

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  • diana BALMORI and joel SANDERS
    new haven CONNECTICUT

    diana BALMORI & joel SANDERS
    lecture: “Between Landscape and Architecture”
    Thursday, 09/20
    6.30 pm / Hastings Hall
    Paul Rudolph Hall
    Yale School of Architecture

    180 York Street

    New Haven, Connecticut 06511

  • Spiral River
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    SPACECUTTER: The Spiral River is an urban manifestation of a natural stream. It provides play features at varying heights while also allowing for imaginative free play. The river bed is lined with smooth stones that can be structured to create mounds & valleys to manipulate the downhill flow of water; while the yellow loop provides a circuit for chase games. Towards the center of the spiral is the toddler’s area, with a clear perimeter to contain young children. The pebble pond provides a super-expansive area for free play exploring flow, dams, gravity & digging. Submission for Seger Park competition in Philadelphia.

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