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Contents

Unbuilt Platform of Motion Distribution Center

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Vertical City For New York Gentrification

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4 Dimensional Design Office

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City of the Future Metabolism

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Adaptation Retail

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Age of the Anthropocene Archive Center

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Vernacular Transformation Facade Renovation

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Erosion Corrosion Pavilion

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Garden Reanimation Landscape

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Infinite Paths Urban Science Fiction

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Bushehr Tourism Village Urban Waterfront

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Experimental

Built Warehouse | Exhibition | Retail

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Inside Outside

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The Soundscape of Modernity Ambient Visualization


UNBUILT | PLATFORM OF MOTION

PLATFORM OF MOTION

DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Physical Model | Laser Cut | Acrylic

FALL STUDIO 2017 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSORS Daniele Profeta Nicole McIntosh COLLABORATOR Nusrat Jahan

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AWARDS Laka Competition 3rd Prize 2018 King+King Architects Integrated Design Competition Honorable Mention 2018

The Platform of Motion is a speculative design for the Amazon distribution center at 3rd St and 3rd Ave in Brooklyn, NY, USA. This is an architectural experimentation of looking at the future of Amazon’s logistics center as an urban interface right at the moment when Amazon has the initiative to buy the Whole Foods Market and is planning to step into online grocery services. Through our project we are envisioning a future, where human moments will not be replaced by the fastness of machines, rather human-machine interaction will start to develop a new set of vocabularies to perceive space and visualize architecture. As the basis of our project we are critically positioning fast automated motions of a logistical urban interface against the “slow” human movements, to discover the moments of conflicts, and to explore the potential that slowness can engender.

We have designed a platform, where fast automated movements (P-Bots) of distribution center meet slow activities of an informal market (IM Pods), get interrupted, and ultimately slow down. Thus, the whole system of online delivery of the logistic center slows down. The level of slowing down will be determined by the density of human activity in the informal market on the platform. The more crowded the market becomes, the more online delivery processes slow down. That means whatever is happening in the physical world will start to impact the digital world associated with this space directly.

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Physical Model | Laser Cut | Museum Board

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Development of tower envelope based on existing historic building on the site.

Physical Model | Elevation

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UNBUILT | PLATFORM OF MOTION

Humans and Machines Conflict in Motion

Pod / Informal Market II.

Tower III.

I. App-based Seats The platform includes robots, towers, pods, and seats for visitors. The seats are an integrated part of the platform and respond toward necessity of the users. II. Storage Tower Automated operative system inside the logistic center.

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Perspective Section | Storage Tower | Rhino - AutoCAD - Illustrator - Photoshop

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Site Plan | Rhino - AutoCAD - Illustrator - Photoshop

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UNBUILT | VERTICAL CITY FOR NEW YORK

VERTICAL CITY FOR NEW YORK GENTRIFICATION

SUMMER NYC STUDIO 2017 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSORS Kristian Koreman | ZUS Elma van Boxel | ZUS COLLABORATOR Laura Clark

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AWARDS eVolo Competition Editors’ Choice 2019 NYC Gentrification Exhibition Best Design 2017

This project aims to speculate on the potential future of incentivized zoning in New York City. The proposal is for the tallest building in Manhattan, surpassing the new World Trade Center and the slender towers in midtown. The proposed site for this project is Billionaire’s Row, located in midtown Manhattan – an area known for its extreme wealth. Though New York City is a diverse urban landscape, this area is known for its extreme gentrification, resulting in a neighborhood that is largely commercialized that lacks affordable housing, public space, and a sense of community. The proposal aims to build a Vertical City, one that reflects the diversity of New York City into a single tower. The resulting tower has bespoke villas for the eight richest men in the world – Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffet, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, and Michael Bloomberg. Each of the villas was designed by a different architect, ranging from Robert A.M. Stern to Bjarke Ingels, that have been matched with each billionaire. The result is a sky-high display case for the world’s greatest architects. We are marketing the next level of luxury – buying air space instead of an apartment. We are aiming to sell air rights to 0.01% – with our new model of real estate you can now “buy the sky.” Vertical City proposal includes a variety of programs. In addition to the unaffordable housing of the eight billionaires and the inclusion of affordable housing, there is a renewed sense of community being introduced into the Midtown neighborhood through the introduction of public space and a ground-level Museum of Science with a laboratory and a visual gallery. This project exemplifies the paradoxical idea of beauty and beast within New York City development. On one hand, it is introducing affordable housing and public space in an unaffordable and highly built-up area of Manhattan, but conversely, it is only increasing the wealth in an already heavily gentrified area. All of this is to investigate the potential future of incentivized zoning and how we can create symbiotic relationships in order to reintroduce affordability and a sense of community within New York City, resulting in a city in a tower and a tower in the city. Sketch | Principal Concept

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PARKING

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Vertical Tower creates a relationship between metropolitan culture and the unique architecture that results in a diversity of forms created by each of the distinct units.

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LABORATORY

Layered Program Shapes the Form

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UNBUILT | VERTICAL CITY FOR NEW YORK

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Robert A.m. Stern

Renzo Piano

SKY LOUNGE

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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Norman Foster

STUDIOS

HORSE RIDING COURT Physical Model | Museum of Science - Laboratory | 3D Print - Laser Cut

AMANCIO ORTEGA

Physical Model | Billionaires Villas | 3D Print - Laser Cut

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UNBUILT | CITY OF THE FUTURE

CITY OF THE FUTURE METABOLISM

SPRING STUDIO 2017 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSORS Julien De Smedt | JDS Architects Julia Czerniak INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM Katherine Truluck Chrissie Robillard Anuradha Desai Yuchi Kuo ARMAN SALEMI | 19

PUBLICATION Book by Julien De Smedt ‘BUILT UNBUILT’ 2017

This project was focused on understanding the context and growth of Oslo at an urban scale. Oslo is the fastest growing city in Europe with its population increasing at the rate of 1.5% annually. By 2100, Norway’s population is predicted to increase by 2.5 million people. Based on the current population growth patterns and figures, 1.5 million people of the total increase in Norway are projected to be housed in Oslo. The existing city of Oslo is incapable of handling an additional 1.5 million people because it is geographically constrained by a green belt to its North that is protected for conservation and heritage value, and already saturated in terms of its infrastructure. Thus, Oslo's future is envisioned on the water as a loop, the Oslo O. The Oslo O aims to blend the difference between water and the land. Inhabiting this space by creating opportunities for housing and infrastructure. The goal of my design was to maximize public space and merge it seamlessly with the surrounding infrastructure.

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UNBUILT | CITY OF THE FUTURE

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Norway is Growing The core of the loop comprises layers of infrastructure that enable it to operate: high speed rail connecting Oslo to Copenhagen, metro that joins East and West Oslo through Nesodden, tram line which provides more local accessibility through the depth of Oslo O, and a continuous green path above the layers of transportation that offers walk-ability and routes for biking.

Exploring City and Defining Urgency

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Green Belt and Land Shortage

Oslo’s Future is the Water


Existing Site Tram Green Belt Tracks Capital Structure

Legend High Speed Rail New Promenade Tram / Green / Public Existing Metro

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Oslo’s Future O Infrastructure

Highline Green Belt Soil Layer Rock Layer Biking/Walking Lane

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Metro Glass Enclosure Platform Tracks Three Dimensional Grid Moisture Barrier Panels

Substructure Cap Pile Bedrock My Project

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Phase I

Exploring the City This page displays the Phase I design. Based on changes in the masterplan, the design evolved to Phase II and Phase III shown in the following pages.

Loop on Water

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UNBUILT | CITY OF THE FUTURE

Phase II Increasing Connections

Multiple Connections

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Phase III Infinite Loop

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UNBUILT | AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE ARCHIVE CENTER

SPRING STUDIO 2016 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSORS Lori Brown Julie Larsen RESEARCH COLLABORATOR Mahan Navabi

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The Earth contains vast boreal forests, and in the age of the Anthropocene, these forests are transforming in destructive ways. These changes affect the health of humans and the natural environment today and will have a more profound impact on the planet's future if left untreated. This project deals with one environmental crisis in the high impact area Alberta Tar Sands. There is a lot of industrial and oil production in Alberta. This industry impacts people's health and shapes the landscape leaving a detrimental path of air and water pollution, primarily affecting the riverine habitats. This project is located on a polluted tailing pond and is designed to filter toxins and CO2 from the damaged environment. This project aimed to reclaim the natural environment and reshape the landscape after the tailing ponds' deformation. The machine designed for this project and housed in the building absorbs CO2 and pollutants from the tailing ponds and converts them into fertilizers for reclamation. The program includes an area for the public and scientists to interact with this machine, and become educated on the reclamation process to promote human and environmental health.

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Detrimental Activities Oil Sands Mining Overburden Removal Water Withdrawal Tree Harvesting

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Program Components

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UNBUILT | EROSION CORROSION

EROSION CORROSION PAVILION

FALL STUDIO 2015 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSORS Yutaka Sho Roger Hubeli COLLABORATOR Philip Claghorn

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Physical Model | Exposed Interior | Basswood - Bristol Board

The forces of nature constantly bombard the building envelope, and the inhabitant is often unaware of any exterior conditions. This project aims to make the force of rain apparent via the use of 'improper detailing,' which erodes the facade skin and connects the inhabitant to material weathering properties. Erosion Corrosion is the unique material phenomena which occurs when corrosive cedar wood is placed above untreated copper metal. Over time the metal experience change in color and eventual disintegration. Normally, an architect would cringe at the thought of intentionally damaging the skin of the facade. However, one cannot assume that material never age. This project takes ownership of the aging process (albeit an expedited one) to achieve aesthetic difference and unique experience.

Cedar roof shingle run-off is used as a corrosive agent to erode the copper facade. The "proper" method for detailing standing seam copper panels acts as the parameters for erosion. The parameters of erosion include seam orientation, seam height, and proximity to the cedar shingle corrosive drainage. This connection to nature goes beyond phenomenology. The building tests the temporal condition of deteriorating building materials. One can hope that visitors would enjoy the day to day evolution of the building skin. Also, appreciate the time-released space within the building, which is designed to either open to the elements or remain closed. The building facade will transform over time and test the limits of designer control.

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Longer Slope = More Erosion Roof Slope Directs Water and Increases Erosion Cedar Shingle Roof Origin of Corrosive Water Water Run-Off Guided

Boundless Space Close Proximity to Cedar Maximum Erosion

Standing Seam Copper Panel Maximum Erosion Horizontal Orientation

UNBUILT | EROSION CORROSION

Panel Orientation Design Control

Boundless Space Maximum Erosion Viewing Area

Thick Space Minimum Erosion Gathering Area

Standing Seam Copper Panel Minimum Erosion Vertical Orientation

Fast Space Medium Erosion Infrastructure

Accumulating Rain Force

Concentrations of Erosion Corrosion

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Physical Model | Facade Study | Basswood - Bristol Board - Chip Board


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Erosion Corrosion Overtime

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BOUNDLESS SPACE

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Erosion Corrosion Overtime

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UNBUILT | INFINITE PATHS

INFINITE PATHS

URBAN SCIENCE FICTION

Physical Model | Folding Sand Dunes | Paper

SPRING COMPETITION 2020 ABU DHABI | UAE COOL ABU DHABI CHALLENGE COLLABORATORS Miriam DeJong Yasaman Salemi

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We designed a space where human moments are floating in the sky; an elevated network of unknown instants animated through human interactions; a space where curiosity of the mind meets unlimited choice allowing the users to create their own experience. Infinite Paths achieves outdoor thermal comfort in the harsh desert environment through transforming the traditional into urban science fiction. The foundational idea for the design was transferring life from earth to sky, as significantly cooler air temperatures exist relative to surface temperatures in urban heat island (UHI) environments. The challenge to deliver thermal comfort within the UHI was in maximizing shadow, air movement, and cooling while blurring the boundary between inside and outside. We used passive architecture to accomplish this; evolving

the ancient Middle Eastern Badgir (wind-catcher) and courtyard into futuristic forms and implementing smart - materials to provide shade, indirect light, air movement, and evaporative cooling within this public space. There are countless routes to traverse within Infinite Paths. Each platform encountered represents intrinsic choice; the intention is to be free. The users define their own experiences choosing path, elevation, wind, view, cooling, and pause or motion. The sky comes to life as humans discover unknown moments within Infinite Paths.

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UNBUILT | INFINITE PATHS

Abu Dhabi

United Arab

Elevate

Folding Paths

Raise public space to the sky.

Transform horizontal to vertical public space.

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Expanded Paths

Sand Dunes

Cool Air 40°C Hot Surface 60°C

Existing city street and walking network.

Stack sand dune forms vertically.

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Smart Material Pervious pavement image (top) and Scanning Electron Microscope image (bottom) of the high density porous smart material used for evaporative cooling. Water is introduced to the smart material through embedded infrastructure. High material density gradually allows water to seep out, evaporate, and cool surrounding environment. Water pressure variations control water saturation levels within the materials, thereby controlling cooling rates.


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Offset alignment connects paths and elevations.

Creates shadow and reduces urban heat.

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Vernacular element brings ventilation and indirect sunlight.

Maintains aerodynamic form and views.

Wind Infinite Paths incorporates wind cooling by allowing air movement in the interior.

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Connection

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In order to evaporate, water absorbs a relatively large amount of heat resulting in a cooler surrounding environment upon evaporation. Combining wind with evaporative cooling enhances temperature decreases.

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BUILT | CONTEXTUAL OBJECT

CONTEXTUAL OBJECT WAREHOUSE EXHIBITION RETAIL 2012 - 2013 DUBAI | UAE JOB DESCRIPTION Design Development

This project designed and constructed a rim and tire store, warehouse, and exhibition space in the heart of the city's auto salvage yard district. The design incorporates the surrounding scrapyard area and reflects aspects of this urban environment through artwork, conformity, and visual harmony. Exploiting local possibilities to create a new and innovative design was central to this work. To accomplish this, I used old and disabled car parts existing in the surrounding area to create a staircase as a focal point within the space. The steps were pre-fabricated and assembled on-site, incorporating the re-purposed auto-parts.

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The project consists of different programs, including an exhibition space, office, reception area, and warehouse for storage. The auto-part stairs sit at the core of all these spaces as an art installation connecting the programs. The stairs visually command the room and evoke a range of emotions in users as they approach. People feel excitement and delight combined with uncertainty and trepidation to ascend the stairs, as this installation provokes the visual illusion of movement. This project was a massive success in vivifying and reinventing this urban warehouse space, and generated a shift in the salvage district environment.

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BUILT | CONTEXTUAL OBJECT

Warehouse 2nd Level Exhibition Ceiling Reception Ceiling Display Frame Rims Display Infrastructure Retail and Exhibition Reception

Construction Drawings

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Pre-Fabricated Steps

Complete Exhibition Space


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BUILT | 4 DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

4 DIMENSIONAL DESIGN OFFICE

2014 DUBAI | UAE JOB DESCRIPTION Design Development

This project was a practical experience where I designed and redesigned in the three-dimensional construction site instead of 100 percent behind the scenes. The design evolved in real-time (4th dimension), moving back and forth between the virtual computer screen and physical reality; designing, building, demolishing, and rebuilding. This project provided experience in understanding the scale and proportion of components in the real world.

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Having a dynamic atmosphere was a key criterion for this project to maximize openness and flexibility instead of separating spaces. A sense of freedom, floating, movement, and speed was incorporated into every aspect of the design to reminisce automobile ambiance. In the end, I transformed typical office space components such as a wall, ceiling, and furniture from solid heavy pieces to light, open, and flexible elements.

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2013 DUBAI | UAE JOB DESCRIPTION Design Development

Phase I Phase II Phase III

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This project is in a continuing process of transformation and responds to changes associated with this transformation. In this project, I continuously break down the wall based on the client's program needs. On the one hand, I had to deal with the previous design and the other side with a new space. It was an opportunity for the practice to experiment developed a highly sophisticated program into a tiny space.

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This multi-functional shape combines maximum programs with a negligible occupies of the ground by elevating the tire's displays and using it as a workspace. The form is the result of the density of needs on a small scale and prompts the concept of speed and sense of movement.

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Small Display Reception Concealed Light Medium Display Mechanical System Storage

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BUILT | VERNACULAR TRANSFORMATION

VERNACULAR TRANSFORMATION FACADE RENOVATION

Bushehrian Architecture 1750-1800

2012 BUSHEHR | IRAN JOB DESCRIPTION Design Development COLLABORATOR Mehdi Baghbani

This existing building was shaped by the market economy and globalization, which resulted in the lost identity of local architecture. The owner wanted to use aluminum and glass on the facade during the renovation to mimic the American dream in a small and odd scale. However, for the hot climate in Bushehr, these materials would not be efficient.

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I adapted this project to the harsh environment by using the deep balconies and sunshade of the local vernacular style to maximize natural cooling and preserve the regional culture's identity in a modern way.

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BUILT | VERNACULAR TRANSFORMATION

Construction Progression

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BUILT | GARDEN REANIMATION

GARDEN REANIMATION

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2015 PERSIAN GULF | IRAN JOB DESCRIPTION Design Development COLLABORATOR Reza Salemi A spacious, private outdoor area surrounds this residential property. It was mostly used for storage and became a junk space over the years. The owners wanted to revitalize this area into a useful, lively place for gathering.

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This project aims to use existing possibilities to develop a new design and performance for the underutilized outdoor space. Close to the site was a boat factory that generally used 70 percent of its tree wood supplies to build ships and burned the remaining 30 percent. The tree wood utilized by the factory withstood the hot and dry climate near the Persian Gulf, and would not easily succumb to the natural setting. For the design, I used wood waste from the factory, sea stones collected from the shore close to the site, and steel profiles leftover in the yard. These elements combined to produce a new, intimate ambiance bringing life through social experiences to a previously dead space. The yard now features a floating garden, along with areas for seating, grilling, and gathering.

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Elements a | Old Boat b | Wooden Floor c | Galvanized Planters d | Rail for Planters e | Wooden Seats f | Steel Plates g | Small Pool h | Saw to Cut Unused Tree Wood j | Floating Garden k | Recycled Steel frame m | Unused Tree Wood n | Collected Sea Stones

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BUILT | BUSHEHR TOURISM VILLAGE

BUSHEHR TOURISM VILLAGE URBAN WATERFRONT

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COLLABORATOR Derak Architectural Office This project extended the Hara Jungles, a nature preserve in southern Iran, and designed an urban waterfront that connected humans with the sea while conserving critical natural processes. We protected the birds of passage habitat by establishing an island separated physically from human space, but still visually accessible by the public. The Bushehr Tourism Village represents a symbiosis of humans and nature, generating initimate public spaces where people can enjoy the Hara Jungles without disturbing natural processes.

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EXPERIMENTAL | TECTONIC GAPS

TECTONIC GAPS INSIDE OUTSIDE

FALL STUDIO 2015 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSORS Yutaka Sho Roger Hubeli COLLABORATOR Yifei Li

Gaps emerge when materials are not perfectly aligned, when they crack or shift, or foreign elements are introduced. The form of the gap is an inner function of the material and forces from the outside. They can be static or dynamic and change over time due to the changing environment. Sometimes they are intended to appear intentionally while other times they are seen as a flaw. The gaps arise where bodies, the wind and the light enters, and where things can be stuck.

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We cracked the pile open or manipulate the gaps between the elements. We try to question the potentials for improving tectonic, material, formal, intellectual and propose different scales of inhabitation for humans and beyond.


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AMBIENT VISUALIZATION Intensity

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THE SOUNDSCAPE OF MODERNITY

Distance

THEORY 2018 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | NY M.ARCH PROFESSOR Mark Linder This experimental research explores a kind of “noise� with a particular relationship to architecture. Building on the work of Brian Eno, it studies how architecture can manipulate the soundscape of modernity to create a new ambiance. When architects design spaces that are elegant, scientific, clean and controlled, a byproduct is the ambient soundscape of modernity. No sound exists outside of space and no space is entirely silent. Sound and space reinforce each other in our perception and link to our experience, our mood and how we perceive sound and space. Ambiance as a soundscape arises out of human activity and the technologies of environmental design. It is experienced as the noise of modernity. If Brian Eno could find music in modern architecture, can we design an architecture that can produce its own Music? Can we transfer or translate existing sound to ambient music through architecture? Can we make ambient music driven by the soundscape of modernity and synchronized with its environment? Can the characteristics and sound effects of architectural spaces convert the noise of modernity into a new ambient music?

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