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  • David Brian HARROP & Zachary Michael KILE, "Tribeca Rock." Model.
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    PennDesign
    critic: Kutan AYATA.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    David Brian HARROP & Zachary Michael KILE: Tribeca Rock is a speculative response to the vacant Pier 26 on Manhattan’s West Side.

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  • Gary POLK & Jung Jae SUH, "Vessel of Worlds."
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
    critic: Simon KIM.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Gary POLK & Jung Jae SUH: In a quest to machine bewildering worlds for localized experiences, the Vessel is a conglomeration of multiple synthetic natures, constantly in flux.

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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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  • 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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  • Joey GIAMPIETRO & Aidan KIM, "On Reminiscence."
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
    critic: Ferda KOLATAN.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Joey GIAMPIETRO & Aidan KIM: Reminiscence is defined as a story told about a past event remembered by the narrator, implying a flawed narration and compression of time. The object began with an engraving by the artist Juste-Aurele Meissonier from the Rococo period typified as a Rocaille, which is a decorative cultural piece from the 18th century that acted as a base piece for artists, architects, and craftsmen. . . .

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  • "Hatch: On the State of Quick Images."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Hatch is a collection of conversations that took place at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design during the spring of 2015. The conversations were led by a group students and hosted one or two faculty members. The purpose of the conversations was to interrogate the current status of architectural discourse and the implications of the quick image within that status. Contributing faculty include Kutan Ayata, Josh Freese, Ferda Kolatan, Michael Loverich, Eduardo Rega, Andrew Saunders, and Tom Wiscombe with a foreword by Nate Hume.

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  • Lyly HUYEN & Aeree RHO, "Big Dumb Chocolate Factory."
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
    critic: Paul PREISSNER.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Lyly HUYEN & Aeree RHO: We exploded architecture into parts, and then begin to use those parts to make things that look like pointless toys, or big inert things too shy to be helpful . . .

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  • Aeree RHO, "Haute Couture Joyce Headquarters."
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
    critic: Ali RAHIM.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Aeree RHO: The project is a boutique store for Miami Design District. Haute couture techniques are borrowed to find ways of designing through redundancy and excessive material formations.

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  • Alexander BAHR, "inSPIRE REVOLUTION." Interior rendering.
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    PennDesign
    critic: Jonathan SCELSA.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Alexander BAHR: This project set out to explore how graphic design principles can be used and exploited in architecture. In doing this, the project tries to validate the writings of Hans Hollein in “Everything is Architecture” that explain how architecture, as an extension of the human sphere, is a medium of communication which can transmit a specific expression.

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  • Joey GIAMPIETRO, "The Pyramid of Tirana." Floor plan.
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
    critic: Jason PAYNE.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Joey GIAMPIETRO: This project explores concepts of bigness, blackness, and blankness and how those ideas pertain to contextual relationships.

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