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We are a critical practice committed to challenging convention and producing innovative architecture through rigorous analysis and advanced design methodologies. Regardless of scale, each project begins with an exploratory, research-based approach that fuses together the best of academic and professional processes to arrive at unexpected, well-considered and robust solutions addressing not only the specificity of the immediate site but also taking into account the surrounding cultural and social context. This desire to merge these two worlds stems from our principal’s faculty position in a school of architecture. This process is open-ended and intends to create novel solutions that have the ability to provoke curiosity and inspire users by creating delightful spaces and relationships. Intersections are celebrated as they emphasize the coming together of disparate elements, favoring heterogeneity over homogeneity. Constructability is always considered. Increasingly the process is enabled by emerging computer technologies in a complementary manner. We believe in ideas and intentions. Rather than let software written by others drive the design process, they are viewed as tools or a means to an end. Where possible, scripting of processes is viewed favorably as a way of maintaining control over the design process while exploring notions of randomness and variety. We aspire to work in a manner that continues to evolve with the world around us. With the abundance of information now available to each of us, the challenge becomes one of selecting appropriate influences and finding methods of synthesizing those ideas into useful drivers of a relevant and exciting architecture.

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GIANT GROUP INTERACTIVE, SHANGHAI, CHIINA

[ROLE: LEAD DESIGNER & PROJECT ARCHITECT FOR A PREVIOUS EMPLOYER] The project is a compact village situated amid existing canals and a new man-made lake that accommodates diverse functions in a flexible framework of forms that move in and out of a folded landscape plane. The East Campus office building contains office space, a library, an auditorium, an exhibition space, and a cafĂŠ. The West Campus program is submerged below an expansive, undulating green roof which includes a pool, and a multi-purpose sports court.

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MILAVEC HAKIMI GALLERY INSTALLATION COMPETITION, NEW YORK Investigation of facade as a spatial experience focused on the specific mission of the gallery. We proposed the consumption of physical art as an escape from the isolation and ubiquity of the digital world. We envisioned the gallery as a beacon in the city, a clearly marked “exit” drawing you out of the city, giving you pause.

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SOUTH LAKE RECREATIONAL RETAIL CENTER, MIYI COUNTY, CHINA Evoking the materiality and massing of the mountainous terrain of Miyi, the three buildings are conceptually carved from one solid entity and reconnected through the public plaza. The south-facing plaza maximizes sun exposure as it extends outward, its edge disintegrating into the water as a series of steps enabling users to immerse themselves.

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CALTRANS DISTRICT 7 HEADQUARTERS, LOS ANGELES [ROLE: LEAD DESIGNER FOR A PREVIOUS EMPLOYER]

In a key design gesture, the main lobby was moved from the inside to the outside to create an outdoor “room” for 1,000 people, shared among workers, visitors and the public pedestrian traffic that flows directly into the space from Main Street. A neon art installation activates the public plaza throughout the day.

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MULTI-FUNCTION MULTI-FU UNCTION AADMINISTRATIVE D CITY OPEN SPACE COMPETITION [COMPLETED [C COM WITH PARTICIPATION OF A LANDSCAPE CONSULTANT] The basis of the competition was the design of a 12sq KM open space devoted primarily to park uses, but also housing major cultural institutions such as a design museum, performing arts complex and modern art museum, as well as residential and commercial programs.

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PALISADES RESIDENCE, LOS ANGELES Three residences presented in various phases of design. The X House and V House both investigate geometries that we discovered in organizations driven by the client’s program and site. The relationships operate in all three dimensions and are studied through conceptual drawing, physical and digital models and finally evaluated through construction.

X HOUSE, BEVERLY HILLS

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V HOUSE, SANTA MONICA


TEAM 2                                   


The firm designs beautiful, functional, active public spaces and living infrastructure for communities committed to social vibrancy and environmental resiliency. Drawing on decades of expertise in the environment and habitats of South Florida, the firm’s work explores the poetics of coastal ecosystems, hydrology and living systems. The team has distinguished itself across the disciplines of landscape architecture, architecture, public policy, science and art in close collaboration with artists, builders, and engineers. The team’s two Principals bring a combined 25 years of experience including built work in the US and the Carribbean that embodies a core commitment to resilient public spaces that support communities and habitats. The firm’s accolaides include a White House “Champions of Change” award, recognition for leadership and innovation in the green economy by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington, DC, and awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects.

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MIAMI GRAND CENTRAL PARK MIAMI, FLORIDA Miami Grand Central Park is a new model for privately-held public space on the blighted former Miami Heat Arena site in downtown Miami. It was conceived as a multi-use, transformable, open platform for community events, corporate picnics, musical performances and festivals. Operationally, the site has been designed for financial and infrastructural independence from the city, so that it is a catalyst for change rather than a burden. Plantings recall the native habitat that existed before the city of Miami was developed.

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PARQUE DEL LITORAL MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO The largest urban waterfront park project in Puerto Rico’s history, the Parque del Litoral transforms a derelict strip of city land along the Caribbean Sea. The park transformed the post-industrial shore into a dune forest that protects the city from sea surges, while phytoremediation wetlands protect the sea from the city’s pollution. The design was endorsed by the Caribbean Tsunami Institute for coastal resiliency, and the project garnered an Award of Honor from the AIA Puerto Rico and the Obras Cemex Award for Sustainable Infrastructure. At a time when many are thinking and writing about coastal resiliency, this $55M project stands as a built precedent that has stood the test of three hurricane seasons.

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CIUDADELA ENERGY RETROFIT SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO The largest solar array ever installed in the Caribbean is the result of this study. In partnership with the new owner of an existing mixed-use tower and garage in urban Puerto Rico, the consultant firm modeled energy use, analyzed the opportunities for energy savings, and designed solar, geothermal, wind and other sustainable alternative energy systems. With an investment of under $6 million, the proposed efficiency improvements and sustainable energy systems are projected to meet 82% of the energy demand for the complex, with a payback period of just three years.

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PAISAJE/PASSAGE GARDEN MIAMI, FLORIDA Just as Miami is the exuberant cultural nexus of North and South America, this garden is an ecological nexus of temperate and tropical environments. The plant palette of the entry garden celebrates the southernmost range of Miami’s temperate natives and all their seasonal changes. Passing through the house to the pool deck, guests slip into a world transformed: here the plant palette is overtly tropical, coastal and sensual. The property is home to the first residential green roof in Miami.

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MICCO PAVILION DORAL, FLORIDA Micco is a sculptural urban collaboration between a landscape designer and an artist, both Miami natives. Inspired by the form of a piece of urban driftwood, the pavilion was created through a blend of high-tech and low-tech prototyping and fabrication methods, including 3D printing, 5-Axis routing, carving and coating.

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SHACKS BEACH RESIDENCE ISABELA, PUERTO RICO This residential compound seamlessly incorporates innovative sustainable technologies – including rainwater harvesting, bio-reactor processing of wastewater and sewage, and alternative energy systems – in a landscape inspired by the confluence of a briny river and the Caribbean Sea. Local artists collaborated with the design team to enliven surfaces of parking gates and building walls with inscriptions and murals.

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DESIGN PHILOSOPHY We are a fledging design and construction company that seeks to thoughtfully incorporate progressive design ideas, cutting edge construction practices, and environmentally sensitive strategies into each of our projects. Our background and experience has taught us that successful design work should be grounded by real world limitations while simultaneously challenging what those limitations are. We strongly believe that achieving this balance requires strong collaborative relationships. In all that we do we seek to nurture dialogue and cooperation between designer, builder and those they serve in order to reveal rich possibilities.

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SELECTED PROJECTS LA SALLE MARKETPLACE Designed and built by university students led by three faculty members, the La Salle Marketplace was conceived of as a marketplace capable of creating an iconic and vibrant atmosphere focusing on community, while allowing for the flexibility of an ever changing program. One of the principals of our team co-taught the design semester of the project and administered construction during the build semester of this year long studio project.

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SELECTED PROJECTS AN ADAPTING SYSTEM An adapting system was a thesis project that explored the relationship between craftsmanship and technology. The project used the framework of a convention booth for a ski manufacturer to develop a kit of parts capable of being transported and re-configured for various sites and programmatic needs. The key focus was the design of a joint able to accept structural members in different geometric configurations. Advanced modeling techniques were integral in the testing of design concepts.

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SELECTED PROJECTS ST ROCH #3 St. Roch #3 is a conceptual project that is both cemetery and public park, incorporating a range of burial typologies while integrating public space and amenities which benefit the community. The project explores whether the rites of death, burial, and mourning can take place with ease and dignity alongside the myriad exuberant activities of the living.

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SELECTED PROJECTS STARK APARTMENT This project involved the gut renovation of a downtown Brooklyn apartment within a cooperatively owned building constructed during the 1920s. The exuberance of the geometric cement tile flooring, which was selected during the very first client meeting, was balanced out by more subdued material choices elsewhere.

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SELECTED PROJECTS HILLTOP RESIDENCE The owner’s vision was clear: a contemporary, three bedroom house designed with passive and active sustainable strategies with a wood shop on site. The home was conceived as a reflection and reflector of it’s landscape, offering framed views of the surrounding landscape as the residents move through the home.

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SELECTED PROJECTS GROW DAT This urban farm was developed as a student lead design/build project. Academic design studios worked in partnership with a local agricultural non-profit to create a new farm and educational facility in New Orleans’ city park. The project utilized donated shipping containers as a framework around which to design office, kitchen, storage and service spaces. Our team members participated as students during both design and build phases.

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I have graduated from “Ion Mincu� University of Architecture and Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture, Bucharest, Romania in July 2009 and I was fortunate to be able to begin my work experience during my university studies. I was employed on a part time basis as a junior architect in several companies which gave me the opportunity to apply and improve my presentation and communication skills. My employment in the position of architect has prepared me to manage complex and demanding tasks. The theoretical knowledge gained at school helped me face the challenges of actual projects and propose creative solutions for architectural and interior design. I have always had a great interest in fields of spatiality and furniture design, particulary the clean and pure line based translation of the classical furniture. My interest has grown through working on projects as retail and residential design and determined me to expand my research in this direction. Having almost 7 years of professional experience I can clearly define my passions, strengths and abilities. I have reached the maturity to know exactly in which field I am prepered to specialize. My aim is to approach processes, methods and production techniques of the design in a professional manner, work with colour, textures and illumination at an advanced level. I am enthusiastic and willing to accept new challenging projects and experiencing new surroundings.

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Guest House, Lenz, Switzerland, 2010 The project site is framed in one of the beautiful mountain areas of Switzerland, in Lenz. Designed as a select guest house, it consist of three apartments, lounge area, a spacious restaurant and an events space surrounded by large terraces.

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Touristic Info Point, Bucharest, Romania, 2010 Bucharest is a city that might seem at first sight easy to navigate: the North-South and East-West axes are clearly traced on the map, and this should make things easier for the tourist who is looking forward to discover a special urban environment. However, Bucharest’s charm does consist only in the main boulevards, but comes also from the smaller side streets that fill the space in between the axes. But tourists generally won’t get to see these streets for the simple fact that their existence is completly unknown to them. Thus, the presence of a information centre at the intersection of the main axes is deemed necessary.

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Rehabilitation and planning of the Black Church courtyard, Brasov, Romania, 2011 This project is an urban solution contest for the rehabilitation and planning of “Johannes Honterus” courtyard (The Black Church courtyard). At Brasov, in a typical way for the western-type medieval cities, the old city hall is connected to an impressive square. Instead, the Black Church (the main religious building of the city) is placed in the middle of a particular space: the place is called a yard and not a square, but it’s accessible for the public; it’s vital for the city, but also a domestic place, a naturalness of the common mix of the religious function with that of a school (Honterus High School) and of housing. This competiotion was not about creating a space (everything is already there) or “dress something up”: a minimal intervention was needed to meet the issues and, more that enything, presevre and maximize the spirit of the place.

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Intervations truly visible on the surface are a series of “carpets”, stone slabs marking the access to the six gates and the initial one for the soldiers in the tower. Otherwise, the actions even take further existing elements (additional trees in key-places of the yard) or consists of devices activating the space (such as the new well) or add value to the churchand the trees (the architectural lighting). The bronze and wooden chairs and banches reinterpret archetypes of the interrior furniture - a rather adequate choice for the livingroom of the the city.

The project looks upon the current state not so much as an issue, but rather the foundation of the proposal. The setting has been long neglected, which allowed it to escape from the invariable “green space”, fenced (and dead) whom we cannot get out of, but also the western solutions for such places, “usually closed by cubic stones and mineralized to saturation”. Therefore, the project suggest the preservation of that character by replacing the current macadam with another layer of gravel, more compact, rounded and not so angular as so far. Present gutters, made of river stones, are to be repaired and added. The choice for the pavement thus became more than a design issue, expressing the wish for continuity with the specific spirit of the place.

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Bookstore, Bucharest, Romania, 2012 Humanitas Cismigiu is a 260 sqm bookstore situated in a newly refurbished 100 years old building in downtown Bucharest. The building was previously home to Hotel Cismigiu and the Gambrinus brewery, famous in the inter-war period.

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Our team is interested in a critical approach to design, engaging contemporary culture, research, cross-discipline collaborations, and construction techniques in search of design solutions that are elegant, cost effective and environmentally sensitive. We find magnificence in quiet minimalist forms, expressive structures and patterns, timeless materials, and carefully resolved details. We came together with a common vision: architecture is an art that can be shaped, and gives shape to who we are and how we feel. This philosophy is grounded in a simple principle and essential belief: great architecture is less about style and more about discovery. This belief is what drives our creative process into the consciousness of the authenticity of each project. The human senses, unique spatial conditions, functionality, and context [cultural and ecological features] are some of the strategic values that we explore throughout the development of the conceptual design. Our designs celebrate light-filled open spaces with a powerful relation to the site and landscape. Traditional material palettes, such as concrete, wood and steel, are used throughout our projects in combination with new materials and timeless forms. With each project, a contemporary modern approach to design is expressed as respect for the existing conditions combined with a fascination for finding innovative solutions tailored to meet the client’s needs, with an aim towards creating a local, social and cultural identity - enhancing the sense of place, adding meaningful value and identity to the community.

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ArtPlaza / Museum of Art * Fort Lauderdale, FL - 15,000 s.f. - Built

Puerto Rican Culture Museum San Juan, Puerto Rico - 90,000 s.f. - Unbuilt

Museum of Contemporary Art Tampa, FL - 37,000 s.f. - Unbuilt

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Amador Convention Center * Amador, Panama - 500,000 s.f. - Under construction

Cor[r]elation CarPark Hong Kong, China - 320,500 s.f. - Unbuilt

Urban Renewal Detroit, MI - 90 Acres - Unbuilt

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YAA Museum / Broward County Library * Davie, FL - 55,000 s.f. - Built

911 Memorial Tampa, FL - 500 s.f. - Under Development

Compromise Bench Under Development

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Urban Intervention #1 Vienna, Austria

Studio Work Miami, FL

Studio Work Miami, FL

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Urban Intervention #2 Vienna, Austria

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Friends of Miami Marine Stadium Mural Project Miami, FL

Urban Intervention #3 Miami, FL

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Collectively, we does not have a strict philosophy about design. We pursue each project independent of preconception and precedent. We do not impose. Our work is informed by social behavior, and the identification with place. The experimental nature of our process results in a range of projects without a single approach.

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LOADING

A u-haul encloses and transports a kit of parts that is deployed on various sites to create specifically programmed events over the course of a single day. A parking lot, loading dock, or grass field provide the backdrop for a picnic, movie screening, or contemplative space.

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B.Y.O.P! public gardens created by community planting efforts

Utilizing abandoned pier infrastructure, SEA-SAW is a kit of parts based off the dimension of a plank: see-saws, benches, planters, and voids. The pieces are assembled in any configuration, allowing full user customization, fostering a sense of community in its construction and inhabitation. Complete strangers can begin to interact with one another in a neutral environment.

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The Peepshow Pavilion housed individual memories of a collective visit to Moscow, represented in the form of dioramas suspended within. Housed in a central bar, each memory was visible through a peephole; a beautiful masque of imagined that separated the enigmatic and the inaccessible.

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CHAIRFOLD

The chair provides seating for two. Each individual relies on the otherĂ­s weight for balance. The chair can be folded and overturned to seat a single person.

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DESIGN PHILOSOPHY Architecture is an act of making. A work of architecture can only be as successful as the craft put into its creation. We believe in making - whether the project is a work of architecture, a piece of furniture, or some other design object, the conceptual design “paper architecture� - can only be developed so far before the work must leave the drawing board and exist, materially and in the real world. The limitations and possibilities of construction become a key component of our work. Combining analogue construction methods and digital fabrication technology, we seek to blend methodologies of the past and present. Beyond making, we are invested in the exploration of design across scales. We design at multiple scales simultaneously, exploring how space and form are understood and interpreted in relationship to size. Likewise, our work defies traditional design taxonomies, working fluidly between urbanism, architecture, furniture, art, and objects. While rooted in history, we seek to test the bounds of architecture. With a pencil in one hand and a computer mouse in the other, we venture humbly forward.

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LIGHTWAVE Lightwave brings the art of spectacle to the utilitarian typology of public seating. A grid of square timbers forms an undulating wavelike surface, the crests and troughs of which provide a variety of seating alcoves – spaces for sitting, lounging, and viewing. A grid of gaps allows light and color to penetrate and soak into the seating.

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COURTING MIAMI Courting Miami is a phenomenological fabric arcade that shrinks, softens, and reinterprets existing elements — the arch, the colonnade, and the courtyard — from the Miami Cultural Center into an intimate, vibrant space for circulating and inhabiting. Within the grid, panels are omitted to create three small courtyards, each lined with a single color fabric and a perimeter of benches. Honorable Mention DawnTown Design/Build 2 April 2014 DAWNTOWN REGISTRATION # __________________________

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HEARTH Distilling the components of the classic backwoods cabin down to a wood stove and a stack of firewood, Hearth hybridizes conventionally disjunct elements into a seamless occupiable space — a domestic chimney. Contrasting the vertical timbers of the farm’s wooded landscape, the building takes form as a horizontal layering of wood members, from the slatted rainscreen facade to the logs it stows. Judge’s Award for Architectural Poetry Community Forests International Cabin Competition March 2014 DAWNTOWN REGISTRATION # __________________________

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TWOFOLD Twofold introduces a seat for all ages. Looks like a table, behaves like a bench. Milled from plywood profiles, the bench inverts the traditional application of plywood, exposing the linear laminations while obscuring the surface with paint. The folding geometry yields maximum seating from minimal material. Today, the little guy sits tall. Exhibited at Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA Semi-Finalist Design Museum Boston Street Seats April 2013 DAWNTOWN REGISTRATION # __________________________

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TAKE A SEAT Take a Seat redefines the temporality of the pavilion typology, using post-consumer plastic to produce not one, but two forms: a short term architectural installation and a series of durable, long term products. Three recycled plastic seating elements double as building blocks for the temporary structure. Take a Seat becomes a sustainable homage to sitting.

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DRIP Drip pulls color into Winnipeg, Canada’s grayscale winter terrain, transforming the site’s snow and ice into a spectacle of light, color, and transparency. Colored sheets of ice hang like stained glass from a simple wooden scaffolding. Over time, melting snow causes the facade colors to bleed, streaking downward to produce new hues — a prismatic dance on an icy canvas.

Warming Huts Competition October 2013

PATCHWORK Patchwork responds to the somber tapestry of AIDS victims, forming a quilt of apertures that direct light into a subterranean space. Above, the field is a commemorative memorial and community space. Below, the framework distorts to create an irregular, occupiable grid of apertures that illuminate spaces for exhibition, education, and contemplation.

NYC AIDS Memorial Park Design Competition January 2012 DAWNTOWN REGISTRATION # __________________________

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People context history tecnique functionality

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New residential building Savigliano Italy

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New office Shanghai China

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New office, industrial building Poirino Italy

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Villa, taipei Taiwan

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City Cultural center Taichung Taiwan

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New office, Piura peru’.

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DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: While contemporary practice seeks to address problems of sustainability and the reality of our global situation with technological applique, we try to come to an understanding about how an object within a site can respond to the factors that directly influence its circumstance. Often deceptively simple in form, we do not strive for overbearing complexity for its own sake. By beginning with an abstracted reading of an existing place, we seek forms whose utility can create new conditions and foster unorthodox readings of the city. Architecture must act as a reference point: at once marking conditions as they are, and simultaneously addressing a new artificial terrain created by its effects on the existing environment.

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RETREATS. NEW YORK CITY WATERFRONT. 2014 Rather than continuing the expansion of the city onto derelict sites, this thesis explored how alternative living strategies inspired by early American communes could provide a border and a frame to a green space that could be utilized by the city as a retreat from the typical space of the urban grid.

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A FOUR-PANELED SCREEN. LOVE APPLE FARM. GHENT NY. 2013 The four paneled screen creates a limited space depending on the occupants relation to it: From the exterior it directly responds to the rigid order of the trees in the apple orchard, but while standing within one is limited to a view that exclusively frames the expanse of the sky. The occlusion from one space or the other creates a heightened awareness of the role humans have in shaping nature.

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SCREENS. NEW YORK CITY. 2013 Exploring issues of voyeurism and individual theatrical expression in New York City, this thesis recasts the city’s existing screen vocabulary (billboards, scaffolds, etc.) as the sets in Jean Genet’s 1955 play The Screens. By positioning them before its CCTV feeds, these screens aim to subvert the anonymity of the city’s panoptic supervisors, providing a civic space for the illicit.

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HIGHWAY STRATEGIES. SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA. 2011. This project was an exploration into the potentials of housing public programs (an amphitheater, an emergency room, a strip mall, etc.) within the existing infrastructure of the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley, California. The proximity to the highway is meant to collapse the expansionist rhetoric of the American suburb.

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UNIVERSAL CONNECTION. THE COOPER UNION. NEW YORK NY. 2010 While prefabrication as a response to the construction of dwellings has become somewhat outdated, our aim in this project was to fabricate a universal connection in order to explore its potentials for use as a space dividing system within existing structures.

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33-D, KUNSTHAUS BASELLAND, BASEL, SWITZERLAND. 2014. Design of connection details for installation by Sarah Oppenheimer. The periscope-like form of the installation was derived from an analysis of the existing architecture of the gallery, with its long wall of floor to ceiling windows along one face of the narrow space, and intended to make the viewer conscious of this atypical format.

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TEAM 12                                   


We are young and enthusiastic architects with a passion for design and a great interest in creative  and innovative solutions in the field of architecture and urbanism. We believe in the important  role of good design in the process of transforming a site into a dynamic public space and in its  positive contribution to the life of local communities. We are always in search for new ways of  looking at surrounding environments and using design in order to give new qualities to space or  place.  We find inspiration in a diverse range of sources including art, graphic design, fashion design and  the  natural  and  built  environment.  We  believe  that  good  design  can  make  a  change  and  are  always looking for the next exciting opportunity to explore its impact on the urban realm.                                     REGISTRATION #________________________________________________________________ 


School complex   The Innovative Bioclimatic  European  School  complex  in 

Crete‐Greece

was

designed as  part  of  an  international  architecture  competition 

in

2012

organized by  the  School  Buildings  Organization  of  Greece  association 

(SBO)

in

with

the

International Union  of  Architects (UIA).                              REGISTRATION #________________________________________________________________


Tree in a Box   On  the  left  are  sketches  for  an  art  installation  at  the  old  railway  station  in  Jerusalem,  Israel.  The  site  has  been  restored and reopened and is used today  as a place for food and culture.   The work will be executed on July 2014.                                     

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June Walker High‐school renovation   Extension and renovation of the Dr. June Walker High School for Life Sciences and Agriculture at  the Meir Shfeyah Youth Village / Completed 2013.  

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SZ House  200  sqm  house  in  Ramat  HaSharon,  Israel / Completed 2012.                                                  REGISTRATION #________________________________________________________________ 


The Show Case   The Show Case was designed as part of The Art Fund  Pavilion architecture competition in 2009. It is a light,  airy garden room, designed to be structured in front of  the  light  box  café,  and  yet  could  be  also  easily  re‐ assembled in another location.  The pavilion is a show Case for art, human activities as  well  as  for  the  craft  of  wood  construction.  The  Show  Case  is  experimenting  with  the  possibilities  of  CNC  cutting  technology  for  wood  structure,  and  is  a  demonstration of exciting ways of using wood for both  the skeleton and the skin of the pavilion.                                    REGISTRATION #________________________________________________________________ 


GS flat  Renovation  of  a  100  sqm  apartment  in  Tel  Aviv.  The  project  also  included  furniture  design  as  the  library  seen  in  the  pictures,  planned  by  our  studio  /  Completed 2011.                                              REGISTRATION #________________________________________________________________ 


TEAM 13                                   


OUR APPROACH “The right to the city is not merely a right of access to what already exists, but a right to change it after our heart’s desire” David Harvey, The Right to the City Public space The reactivation of a public space can not be addressed only by a conventional piece of art or urban design. A lively public space is a complex balance of overlapping layers which should also allow for improvisation and interaction. It is the platform for democracy, and it should respond to the demands, desires and expectations of a plural society. The transformation of a public space is not only about physically implementing a new creative urban environment, but also, and far more important, it is about building a community to support it, to care for it, to use it - before, during and after its materialization. Our methodology focuses on three key factors to achieve the best results: Social. We work to empower communities to drive the projects that affect them, so social relevance is guaranteed. We incorporate tools we have developed to invite citizens to take an active role in urban transformation. Technology. We embrace technology as a means to enhance user´s interaction with each other and with their environment. As the digital-physical divide narrows and the possibilities multiply, it becomes an increasingly significant element in urban social life. Environment. We are committed to sustainability. Our work promotes the understanding of the city as an open environmental classroom to raise awareness about ecological issues among citizens. The resulting design will create the conditions for intercultural, seasonal and temporary programs and activities to take place. It will be a new arena for social interaction and community building in Wynwood.

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ECOPOLIS PLAZA KINDERGARTEN AND NEW PUBLIC SPACE MADRID, SPAIN Plaza Ec贸polis brings together a kindergarten, a play space for kids, and public space. The project integrates ecology into everyday life as a source of learning for citizens, educating them about energy saving and optimization of natural resources. The design combines passive and active energy saving systems and shows how the waste water is naturally purified by a macrophyte lagoon, stored and then used for the irrigation needs of the garden. It has been awarded as Best Practice from the United Nations Habitat program.

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ECO-BOULEVARD MADRID, SPAIN

An Ecological Boulevard for a social and bioclimatically conditioned public space. The strategy consists of the insertion of three air trees - social dynamizers in an existing built-up area. The structures comply with two objectives: one is social, generating activity, and the other is environmental, through climatic adaptation. The passive air conditioning system based on chilling by evapotranspiration lowers the temperature by around 10ยบC.

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DREAMHAMAR HAMAR, NORWAY Dreamhamar is a participation and network design process aimed to redesign the main square in Hamar, Norway. Citizens, universities and local and global stakeholders took part in a collective brainstorming process to redefine their square. It is a pioneer approach to the construction of new public spaces or transformation of existing ones, supported by workshops, lectures, urban actions, communication and participation tools.

URBAN ACTIONS

ACADEMIC NETWORK

URBAN DESIGN

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DIGITAL LAB

WORKSHOPS


AIR TREE

SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO 2010, CHINA The Air Tree, was conceived to offer a comfortable and attractive space for the public to stay and relax. An innovative technological urban furniture with different layers that allow an unlimited combination of scenarios adaptable to citizens’ needs. A 7.3 m diameter fan suspended by a tensegrity structure provides air flow inside the space. By using sensors it constantly adopts the optimal configuration to provide climatic comfort.

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ENERGY CAROUSEL

DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS The Energy carousel is an inventive, resourceful and multi-age friendly playful object. A play structure consisting of a tensegrity structure formed with cables and steel rings. The kinetic energy that is released by the children’s movement is stored in a battery that is used to supply energy needed to light the structure at night.

RAIN WATER PARK MADRID, SPAIN

The Rain Water park is a landscape that reuses and recycles the rainwater collected in the neighboring industrial development. A system of macrophytes is incorporated into the design, aiming to become an “open environmental classroom or experience” to promote sustainability among visitors as a way of raising awareness about natural resources.

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GARDEN OF DREAMS GREAT EXUMA, BAHAMAS

The Garden of Dreams, within the framework of A Sustainable future for Exuma, was a series of activities and workshops to promote dialogue and probe the wishes and aspirations of the local community regarding the future of the islands. Through the ‘Street photo tour’, workshops and ‘Digital Exuma’, all the ideas collected were displayed at the ‘Origami garden of Exuma dreams’.

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TEAM 15                                   


The architectural thought is related to the city. Beginning with the Greek polis, in which the politicus or politics organizes the urban space and the affairs of its citizens; and arriving to our contemporary metropolis, in which huge infrastructures made possible fast and busy transformations. The city and its architecture are the product of a long temporal process, a complex chronomorphology which could generate great public spaces through decantation and design, but also produces deplorable and insane spaces. We must study the causalities of both. Our office was created to research in urban space and its politics in relation with time, aiming to improve the cultural landscape of the city, with its spacetime multiplicities. The training of our team, straddling Europe (Spain-FranceItaly) and the United States, invites us to import and export the best knowledge of each urban model in a large-scale cultural transfer. We also pay attention to one of the major problems that we have to face today; the environmental responsibility through the sustainable use of energy and material resources. The Vitruvian triad utilitas, venustas and firmitas makes its way into XXI century urban design for versatility, elegance and sustainability. Our team is young; with an average of 33 years old. However, it accumulates experience in education, competitions and exhibitions among the main cultural centers: New York, Paris, Barcelona, Sydney, London, Madrid, Venice, Mexico D.F. and Montreal. In the last decade, our proposals have been widely awarded, exhibited and published internationally in more than a hundred times.

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NOÁIN TOWN HALL

Noáin, Navarra, Spain. 2006-2009 Spring, summer, autumn, winter... and spring again. The new town hall pretends to act as a connection between the two worlds that collide in the central square of Noáin. On the one side, the built environment, on the other the park, and farther the country. competition:

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

HOUSING ALONGSIDE THE HIGHWAY

1st prize

Institutional Noáin, Navarre, Spain 2004-2005 2.040 m2 ~ 21,958 sq ft 2.800.000 € ~ 3,849,718 $ Completed

Noáin, Navarra, Spain. 2005-2007 The project is located in the outskirts of Pamplona, Spain, but it could be located alongside any highway in the world. The building was born with a screen vocation, separating the infrastructural -defined by speed and eficiency-, and the urban -defined by the domestic and the routine-.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR MINERS

Housing Noáin, Navarre, Spain 2005-2007 9.670 m2 ~ 104,087 sq ft 5.392.000 € ~ 7,394,997 $ Completed

Cerredo, Asturias, Spain. 2006-2009 Cerredo is a miner town located in the North of Spain. For the last 25 years there have been no construction projects. This building has a volume with sharp edges, with a geometry crystallized by a few elemental laws, derived from the local urbanistic rules.

competition:

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

Z2U HOUSE

1st prize

Housing Cerredo, Asturias, Spain 2006-2009 2.385 m2 ~ 25,671 sq ft 1.212.784 € ~ 1,662,859 $ Completed

Gorráiz, Navarre, Spain. 1998-2004 The Z2U House is located in Gorráiz, near Pamplona, in the north of Spain. The plot has its access from south-west and has impressive views towards north-east. The regulation imposed caused some residual spaces, that the project incorporates in a big Z which acts as the main communication space.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

WORKS_ 2000-2014

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Housing Gorráiz, Navarre, Spain 1998-2004 796 m2 ~ 8,568 sq ft 481.900 € ~ 660,316 $ Completed 03


ZN LOFT

Madrid, Spain. 2004-2005 Apartment renovation in the center of Madrid, Spain, to use it as a dwelling and office space. The new arrangement remove the corridors, residual spaces and low light rooms and renovates all the facilities and electric appliance.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

NANA HOUSE

Housing Madrid, Spain 2004-2005 165 m2 ~ 1,776 sq ft 165.000 € ~ 226,253 $ Completed

Pamplona, Navarre, Spain. 2006 The apartment has more than a thousand square feet, arranged in one floor in a building form the 70s. The main renovation aim is to update the space to use it as permanent dwelling. The new arrangement removes the corridors and connects visually all the common spaces.

commission

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HOUSE FOR A FILM DIRECTOR

Housing Pamplona, Navarre, Spain 2005-2006 110 m2 ~ 1,184 sq ft 85.000 € ~ 116,573 $ Completed

Barcelona, Spain. 2008-2009 The aim of this renovation is to upgrade the apartment so that is suitable for a film director. It is one of the traditional aparments of the Eixample of Barcelona, with 60 feet deep and just 20 of facade.

commission

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KILIKI PENTHOUSE

Housing Barcelona, Spain 2006-2009 105 m2 ~ 1,130 sq ft 105.000 € ~ 143,900 $ Completed

Pamplona, Navarre, Spain. 2009 This 650 sq ft apartment was divided into seven pieces and had a 400 sq ft balcony that was never used. The renovation is suggested as a micro-architecture exercise in which the claustrophobic former state is modified.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

WORKS_ 2000-2014

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Housing Pamplona, Navarre, Spain 2008-2009 60 m2 ~ 645 sq ft 120.000 € ~ 164,439 $ Completed 04


TETRAKTYS

Tabaiba, Tenerife, Spain. 2006The proposal suggest a typological fusion between both detached and terraced houses. Through the use of corbels, porches and patios, we looked for spatial richness so that the dwelling extends towards the outside, taking advantage of the terrific weather of Tenerife.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

REVERSAL ALCHEMY IN LANDSCAPE

Housing Tabaiba, Tenerife, Spain 2006800 m2 ~ 8,611 sq ft 1.600.000 € ~ 2,177,932 $ In progress

Três Minas, Portugal. 2011A few surgical interventions are suggested to be made in an old Roman open-pit gold mine. The Corta de Covas and Corta de Riberinha are the most evident witnesses of the ancient activity. But a closer look unveils more subtle traces in the surroundings: big blocks of limestone, old millstones, etc.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

RSN HOUSE_Mutilva, Navarre, Spain. 2011-

Landscape Três Minas, Portugal 200112.639 m2 ~ 28,406 sq ft 1.680.000 € ~ 2,287,031 $ In progress

Mutilva, Navarre, Spain. 2011The RSN House is developed horizontally in two and a half levels, trying not to have an impact on the environment. Developing an anisotropic scheme with 3 bars of 5, 4 and 3 meters long, separated by two voids of 3 meters, used to light up the basement floor.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

INTERMODAL HELIX

Housing Mutilva alta, Navarre, Spain 2011420 m2 ~ 4,520 sq ft 440.000 € ~ 599,300 $ In progress

Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. 2010Steel, glass and light brought to reality in an helicoidal shape. That could be the summary of the project. It is about connecting pedestrianly two different ground elevations. The last section to complete the urban hallway between the train and bus station in the center of Oviedo.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

WORKS_ 2000-2014

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Urban infrastructure Oviedo, Asturias , Spain 20101.129 m2 ~ 12,152 sq ft 1.457.000 € ~ 1,983,257 $ In progress 05


LITTLE COPPER MUSEUM

Texeo, Asturias, Spain. 2010A big house intended for being a little museum. Its privileged location at the top of a mound that puts out to the valley gives the key of the project: a narrow crack that immerses into the ground and rises together with the house.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

BULLRING MASTERPLAN

Culture Texeo, Asturias, Spain 2010401 m2 ~ 4,316 sq ft 474.000 € ~ 645,205 $ In progress

Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. 2013After the awarded competition in 2004, the master plan for the Oviedo’s Bullring has as the main goal to reincorporate the entire building, now in an abandoned state, to the center of the city of Oviedo.

commission

Program: Location: Year: Size: Budget: Status:

RESIDENTIAL AREA RENOVATION

Urbanism Oviedo, Asturias, Spain 20131.129 m2 ~ 12,152 sq ft 6.000.000 € ~ 8,167,154 $ In progress

Geneva, Switzerland. 2013 The proposal for Vieusseux-Villars-Franchises inserts a new metropolitan scale to the city of Geneva. The verticality of its seven towers against the horizontal character of the big vegetable carpet, which provides an extensive park in its interior.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

CITIZEN’S CENTER

Housing + landscape Geneva, Switzerland 2013 SCHG

Pastriz, Spain. 2007 More than a simple building, this project is a passage that colonizes the whole lot. It is a walkway that marks the transition between the historical network and what will become the new neighborhood of Pastriz, in which the Community Center will work as an outpost.

competition:

Program: Location: Year: Client:

WORKS_ 2000-2014

REGISTRATION #

1st prize

Institutional Pastriz, Spain 2007 Pastriz City Council 06


BAVARIAN HISTORY MUSEUM

Regensburg, Germany. 2013 History is an accumulation of stratum. Our proposal tries to make them visible, making the time real by using slabs of Gneiss rock, abundant in the near quarries of Bavaria. Form an urbanistic point of view, the proposal must solve a difficult condition: it must face the Danube with a landmark character and still integrate in the city.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

LIBRARY & PUBLIC SQUARE

Culture Regensburg, Germany 2013 City of Regensburg

Sydney, Australia. 2013 The flying carpet. This proposal answer in a direct way to the urban requirements of the competition, which requested a large clearway, by a simple folding operation. This folding multiplies its net floor area, distinguishing two areas: the public square and the library.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

THREE PARK RENEWAL

Culture Sydney, Australia 2013 City of Sydney

Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain. 2012 Water Tanks synchronized. Torrelodones is perceived by the visitor as an inverted desert. Where the inhospitable of their public parks and the narrowness of their sidewalks contrast with the “happy world” that is intuited behind its dense fences.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

CULTURAL CENTRE

Landscape Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain 2012 City of Torrelodones

Bodø, Norway. 2008 Three symmetrical conditions: temporal light symmetry, one month a year in complete darkness and other in daylight. Vertical symmetry: the reflect on the sea, and horizontal symmetry: two poles and a promenade.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

WORKS_ 2000-2014

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Culture Bodø, Norway 2008 City of Bodø 07


TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Estella, Navarre, Spain. 2007 The technology center Miguel de EguĂ­a is located in Estella, in the north of Spain. It is made up from a single volume, in whose interior is unfolded the necessary complexity to host such a complex program.

competition: runner-up

Program: Location: Year: Client:

GERMAN EMBASSY

Industrial Estella, Navarre, Spain 2007 Estella City Council

Cairo, Egypt. 2013 The project tries to solve with the maximum simplicity the complex program of the embassy. Two independent access are created. The first one is intended for the local citizens that request the services of the embassy. The second one is for the embassy staff, including the chancellor and their guests.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

URBAN PARK

Institutional Cairo, Egypt 2013 German State

Roquetas de Mar, Spain. 2013 Roquetas de Mar lacks a central park where the shades of trees are the main focus. That is why it is suggested to build a park with more than 780 trees and 14 crater-holes with the collaboration of all the people, offering the opportunity to sponsor a tree.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

MULTIPURPOSE CENTER

Landscape Roquetas de Mar, Spain 2013 RdMCC

Eibar, Spain. 2014 The proposal solves the difficult connection between the three vertex of the plot by a green carpet. The multipurpose program is located underneath the carpet, with focus in neighborhood collaboration. In front of the Coliseo building is created a big hard square, that connects Errebal street with Blas EtxebarrĂ­a street.

competition

Program: Location: Year: Client:

WORKS_ 2000-2014

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Culture + Social Eibar, Spain 2014 Errebal EZH 08

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