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  • Andrea BAENA & Sophia NOWINA-KONOPKA, "Fragmented Monolith." Model.
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critics: Darin JOHNSTONE with Dylan KRUEGER.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Andrea BAENA & Sophia NOWINA-KONOPKA: The project is concerned with four primary dichotomies: the current paradox of “the object”, obscure masses and fleeting frames, mute assemblies and fuzzy monoliths, context and image.

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  • Smita LUKOSE, "Fitting In."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: Elena MANFERDINI.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Smita LUKOSE: The contextualism of a building in an urban environment gives it identity. Set in Downtown Los Angeles, this thesis takes cues from its surroundings, and turns it into another form. Fitting In aims to reveal moments of visual synthesis and continuity across a building’s facades in relation to its context.

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  • Ke LI, "IN– Accessible."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    advisor: Elena MANFERDINI.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Ke LI: This is a concert hall on New York City’s East River. A wired-shaped and brightly colored building floating above the river, a container of art and an artwork itself. . . .

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  •  Homayoun Ismael ZARYOUNI, "SKIN; HIDES; MASS."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: Hernan DIAZ ALONSO.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Homayoun Ismael ZARYOUNI:
    This is a ghost Cultural Center proposal for the ghost city of Kilamba, Angola. Built by Chinese developers, occupied by families of the 220 units sold out of 2800*; a dream reality occurs. Surrounded by empty acres, a “furry” oasis ensues.

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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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  • 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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  • Oscar ABRAHAMSSON, "Urban Cosmetics."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: Elena MANFERDINI.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Oscar ABRAHAMSSON: Urban Cosmetics is a proposal for a new home for MASP (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo) in São Paulo.

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  • Austin ANDERSON, Connor COVEY, Anhuar FARAH, & Namku KIM, "Precarious Color" Photo.
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critics: Matthew AU & Andrew ZAGO.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Austin ANDERSON, Connor COVEY, Anhuar FARAH, & Namku KIM: The form of color or the color of form?

    This study is part of a series of ongoing experiments using color in architecture.

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  • Botio KUO, "Big Dumb Building."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: Ramiro DIAZ-GRANADOS.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Botio KUO: A building becomes an urban artifact when the scale of it becomes big enough to be considered urbanism.

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  • Ömer PEKIN, "Nonce Object." Installation photo.
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    advisor: Elena MANFERDINI.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Ömer PEKIN: Nonce Object is an experiment towards the creation of a multitude of readings of an architectural work. A nonce word is a word coined for a singular occasion to solve a communication problem where a nonexistent word is needed. A nonce object is this thesis’ coined term for a new type of formal organization that is indeterminate to the category it fits.

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