Casting Doubt is an exploration of ambiguity between figure and ground, solid and void, novelty and history, curiosity and recognition.
The proposed C.A.S.I.S (Center for Advancement of Science in Space) headquarters explores architectural form driven from emotional responses associated with the mystery and uncertainty of exploring the undiscovered in space.
Sui Generis leaves this homogeneous design process behind and gradually varies its functionality by adapting to their hosts until it becomes a hybrid.
The Philadelphia Granary was once a vital urban agricultural repository, providing the city adequate storage solutions for grains. New distribution methods led to the abandonment of the facility in the 1950s. This proposal seeks to re-establish the warehouse as a museum of industrial art and reaffirm its connection to the established art district in the area.
Parametric design has created a need for variable formwork to achieve new forms. Ron Culver and Joseph Sarafian saw that as a design opportunity to combine the precision of 6-axis robots with the flexibility of fabric, creating a novel method for casting concrete.
Fractured Veins is a mixed use tower located in West Chelsea that holds retail, commercial, residential, and luxury that combines structural elegance with striking aesthetics.
Synesthesia is a project influenced by the works of Francois Roche. It is made with the intentions of creating an architecture that defies classification and reductionism.
Metamorphic void is not physical transformation; rather it is related on changing relationship between spaces.
The proposed hotel hopes to function both as a gateway for embassy employees arriving for short periods of time and long term immigrants. The idiosyncratic clash of a non-denominational prayer hall for immigrants with various backgrounds and the hotel for embassy and event guests provides an inventive typology to accommodate needs of both local and visiting groups.
This project fundamentally questions the immediate legibility of a piece of architecture through subtle manipulations in formal organization, surface treatment and circulation.
This project sets out to explore how graphic design can be used in architecture as a method for transmitting an specific message.
Particulate Forest is discursive exploration into the engagement of spatial configurations with ambient or imperceptible conditions of the atmosphere.
Nonce Object is an experiment towards the creation of a multitude of readings of an architectural work. A nonce word is a word coined for a singular occasion to solve a communication problem where a nonexistent word is needed. A nonce object is this thesis’ coined term for a new type of formal organization that is indeterminate to the category it fits.
This project is interested in exploring the invisible boundaries in New York City, to further study how to use these invisible boundaries and the in-between territories, and to use this as an opportunity to generate logical and meaningful programs.
This thesis investigates the relationship between color and form through the reconfiguration of voids and the shifting of volumes, where the misregistration of one creates an alternate reading of the other.
“Blockhuk” is a crowd-sourcing system, an alternative to LEGO toy, a massive population of wooden units that allows users to participate in design process towards a bottom-up open source architecture.
“Inspired by nature’s principles of efficiency, architects are establishing emerging material technologies through pioneering collaborations with scientists which comprise unforeseen scales of investigation.”
Political city icon – 432 village by XON Studio