“When the New Continent called Gaudí”, a series of drawings made by the master and recreated by himself under his supervision that described this ambitious skyscraper, a new figure that unfortunately never became part of the Manhattan skyline.
Our aim is to contemplate the environment from a different point of view and to transform an unusual site into a thriving destination, drawing unexpected connections towards, around and beyond the space.… The Gateway,
Leandro Sbarra+Juan Pablo Porco+Emmanuel Santillan
Visitors are challenged to consider the meaning of a chapel not only as an architectural building or as a religious symbol, but as a structure capable of considering the different acts of faith and turning it into an overcoming spatial experience. … Light walkway,
As a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, our homes and neighborhoods have come under intense scrutiny. This thesis discusses the ways in which we can review the standard of wellbeing within residential design using scientific, evidence-based approaches to human health.… Happier homes,
A proposal that focuses on water as a resource to escape from daily life. Not only in the humanistic sense of escaping from the vicissitudes of living, but also from a physical escape, to another place, outside the urban setting.… The Great Scape,
Manuel Cucurell+Bruno Degiorgio+Tomas Fonturbel+Emanuel Mancini
Contrary to what we are used to thinking, moments of crisis are an extremely productive instance, as they allow us to let go of certainties and enter the realm of questions and reflections. The act of reflecting makes it possible to achieve a change in the way of looking, thus making it possible to search for new questions, new arguments, new meanings.
The proposed project reveals itself as a landmark in the singular landscape. In relation to the nature of the public space to which the building is subjected and the changes that occur in the environment over time, a variable program is proposed.
We decided to make the gallery have a democratic characteristic, which is opposed to elitism and low accessibility of conventional gallery. Inspired by pointillism, which is a kind of artistic method, we recognize a point as an individual art world and also a place for conversation with the author. The gap between the individual points which the gallery consists of induces unconstrained flow and inflow of the audience. … Democratic gallery,
Sossio De Vita+Giuseppe Parisi+M° Beniamino Servino
The theater is built in a taxonomic way, so that each part that constitutes it is easily identifiable for its function. The functions are distributed smoothly so as not to create accessibility problems and to make escapes easy in an emergency.… A theatre for the park,
One of the best architects in history, Frank Lloyd Wright, sets a new milestone in the development of tall buildings, The Illinois, a proposal for a skyscraper that would reach the height of one mile (1.6 km).
Population growth and an ongoing run on the metropolis present cities with new challenges. One result is the homogenization of uses and the displacement of certain groups to the outskirts. Our previous understanding of space as property, our resources must be questioned and to be used meaningfully. Sharing models such as co-working and co-living are solutions, but they usually require restrictions on the absolute space requirements of the individual.
The final degree project has been interpreted as a manifesto of everything that has been collected and learned throughout the university process. It is, also, a first roll of the dice of how each one understands architecture and, in a certain way, of how to focus on the future: how to treat the project on many scales, how to draw it and how to solve it within the limits of the educational field.
Is a masterplanning strategy that aims to reignite disconnected communities in the London Borough of Greenwich. This is done through a re-interpretation of Charles Dickens’ descriptions of the Victorian Greenwich Fair.
The regeneration of the coastal area of Barcelona and its metropolitan area has been one of the most paradigmatic recent urban transformations. The recovery of the maritime space has had an impact on the fitting out of the beaches and the construction of a new seafront, but it has also been notable in the improvement of the innermost urban fabrics.
Is a line with a special geometry. It is a pavilion capable of adapting to the Largo de São João square in a particular way, and generating all new ways of walking and inhabiting it. It is a pavilion with a tower from the square, and a lighthouse from the city. … The Thin Thing,
The project is a provocation born from the desire to populate and give life to that contemporary architectural space that is defined as Architecture of the Unfinished… Little Ruined Spot in the Neighborhood,
“A Circle, at all times, is equal only to itself; it is the perfect symbol of equality. No body possesses, as it does, this exceptional quality: that each of its facets is equal to all the others.”… Gloriette,
Natureza Urbana (Pedro Lira+Camila Sanches+Victor Navarra+Giulia Corsi)
The project’s objective is the development of planned public use on the shores of the lake, focusing on controlling the advance of the urban area in its surroundings and sensitizing the population about its relevance.… Urban Park Jará Lake,
The existing school with its strong presence with a massive white rock base and an attic carefully designed in “Hauterive” stone is part of the heritage and history of Neuchâtel. One of the main challenges is to showcase it and increase its visibility.… Jardin d’eveil,
In Persian literal translation: bâd « wind »+gir « catch » is a traditional element of Persian architecture used from centuries to create natural ventilation and to refresh inside the buildings… Badgir,
This research project aims to understand the relationship between telecommunication infrastructures and territory. We understand that contemporary life has caused the proliferation of these artifacts across cities, which provoke both physical and mental ruptures that become a series of fragments that escape urban planning.
There are only two factories of this type in France at the moment, this third would be for Maurs the opportunity to welcome new artisans and students who will find a boarding school associated with the lycée. This multiplicity of programs will be the means to expand Tissage Morin but will also give a real added value to this municipality specialized in the cultivation of flax.
Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of people left Somalia because of a growingly unstable political situation. A significant portion of them moved to Eastleigh and brought major demographic and economic changes to the city, thus turning Nairobi’s Little Mogadishu into an Islamic business hub that to this day attracts buyers and investors from all over the world.
Embraced by an Ebro meander, in front of the almost infinite rhythmic landscape drawn by the vineyards of Viña Lanciano, at the vanishing point of the ruins of the Mantible bridge (II BC), a stop along the way opens up to walkers.… Around the sun,
The Grjótagjá caves in nothern Iceland are home to some of the most beautiful geothermal pools in the world, unfortunately, excessive tourism is damaging the natural sorroundings of this delicate region is not the exception. … Between The Gap,
The project is understood as an oportunity of consolidating the useless space near the Collodi’s river. As an element of conection -visual and real- the library is located in the edge of the existing paper factory riverside and looks towards the via Benvenuto Pasquinelli -the main Collodi road- and the Parco di Pinocchio.… Reading between the ribs,
We propose a new school model based on an holistic approach, to create the opportunity for children to develop skills and confidence, living in a sustainable environment. We envision a protected and safe space to call home.… Jubilant Tree School,
Claudio C. Araya+Yahya Abdullah+Chenhao Ma+Yutan Sun
A train station for Xi’an can be piece of stone, like a brick pulled from out of the city walls. A building of no time period may converse with the dynasties of the past and the citizens of the present. … Menhir,
This place is considered a sanctuary dedicated to the God of the Sun. Throughout the island there are some trails that run from north to south their places, the intervention proposes an extension of these trails, a walk that enters the lake, as if from same lake involved.
Beyond trying to improve an obsolete educational system, the intention of the proposal is to question the educational structure itself. For this, three fundamental principles are proposed that will guide the new idea of education: Curiosity, Creativity, and Interhuman Connection.
Melbourne is the city of contrasts with distinguished self-expression culture. Beyond the classical victorian style and new futuristic implantations, people’s creativity with their homes is the real and unique tradition.
Iñaki Harosteguy+Gianfranco Francioni+Isidro Garcerón+Luciana Lembo+Tomas Guerrini+Jeronimo Bailat
The new Allen terminal constitutes a fragment of the city in itself, a neuralgic point that intends to mediate between a complex system of relations and movements, an urban fabric still in development and an extensive productive area with isolated industrial buildings that dialogue remotely through of its typology and tectonics.… Allen Bus Terminal,
Doble Taller Studio (Roberto González Calderón+Emilio Padilla)
The project involves the solution of an ecumenical chapel, inspired by the lyrics of Alfredo Silva Estrada, the proposal seeks to contain the mystery of the sacred and remain discreet on the highest point of the hill in Isla del Sol, Bolivia.
A contemporary main square should respond to a system scale, which relates it to the other public spaces of the city and to a sub-system scale, which seeks to give answers to the sum of programs and activities to which a current square should respond. .
The intention of the project was always marked by a specific moment that was repeated a lot inside the building when we made the visit. That moment was how the vegetation, with the passage of time, was eating the building little by little and was gaining ground.
There could be nothing more beautiful than a palace of music to crown the city of Vilnius. Like a musical instrument it is located at the top of Taura Hill to expand music throughout the city, making it vivid.
The project promotes a new way of living, where the coexistence of public and private spaces blending between urban areas and rural parks, tries to inject new life, not by erasing the character of the area, but by building upon it.
Germán Rodríguez+Emilio Farias+Salvador Ferreyra+Santiago Ghione+Franco Pozzi
The proposal focuses on three axes: The collective experience – which defines scale -, architecture as infrastructure – which contributes to ecology – and the constitution of a memorial of the present – which builds a new nature and challenges its visitors.
The duality of the construction and the void is what structures the city and it is the value of the empty spaces that gives meaning to architecture. The ability of the system to create emptiness, to create transitions, visuals, spaces; makes it the ideal method to search for a lace of the cores in the place.
Earth faces a plethora of complex and interconnected problems: pollution, global warming, overpopulation, depletion of natural resources, climate change, deforestation, ocean acidification, and many more. Even if we could stop all problems at once, this planet has some wounds that will be difficult to heal. In the end, we may have to go somewhere else.
¿Can you live on a ladder? A ladder as a way of life. A ladder on all scales. A ladder that manages to unite people while generating life around them. The terms comfort and unevenness seem to be contradictory, but in the project they merge to create a more interrelated and more human lifestyle.
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