Five teams that originated in the Fourth Year Architecture Option Studio have won Architectural Design Competitions in the Winter 2015 Semester, under the guidance of Kendra Schank Smith. Following is a list of the Competition Winners by project:
Frame was one of eight chosen projects to be constructed on Nathan Phillips Square as part of the Sukkahville 2015 Competition.
Sukkahville is an international design competition that challenges entrants to re-imagine the Sukkah. A Sukkah is a temporary structure built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot to commemorate the 40 years that Jews spent wandering the desert. While building a Sukkah is a particular Jewish ritual observance, it represents many conceptual themes surrounding the essential nature of dwelling that is universal. Proposing an innovative Sukkah design that balances the dichotomies of new/old, open/closed, temporary/permanent is the challenge inherent in this competition.
FRAME is a temporary structure conceived to commemorate the annual festival of Sukkot, as a remembrance of a forty year period of wandering throughout the desert, whereby the children of Israel sought refuge from the elements within makeshift shelters. Accordingly, FRAME presents a reinterpretation of the traditional Sukkah, emphasizing the fragile, temporal and ambiguous nature of dwelling within the landscape. FRAME implements a contemporary material palette suited to the urban context and current construction techniques, while respecting the traditions of Sukkah building. Composed of an aluminum structure, acrylic panels and a muslin skin, the shelter asserts a light, translucent and airy quality, which blurs the distinction between enclosure and exposure. Its components and organization make abstract reference to traditional and religious practices engaged during the festive period. The shelter both literally and metaphorically frames the historic and traditional festival of Sukkot within a contemporary context.
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Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2105
Theatre Architecture Competition 2015
Selected for the competition exhibition in Berlin
MYLR was a Finalist in the OPO COWORK Competition
Oporto is now one the thousands cities in the world victim of gentrification, with people escaping from the core and center of the city to live in the surroundings, leaving the historic spaces to tourists, night parties and recreations. Due to these two factors we see a city that has great characteristics almost abandoned by their habitants and where the economic crysis accentuates the amount of abandoned and deserted areas. For further details about the competition, visit http://www.awacompetitions.com/Competition_Summary.aspx
MYLR’s project description:
The process of revitalizing a city involves innovation and collaboration between all of its diverse sectors. In the search for a solution, we posed the
question: where do ideas come from? We believe new ideas are generated through happy coincidence, serendipitous meetings between different areas
of interest. They come to us in various ways, sometimes sparked by a change of scenery or during an unexpected conversation. Therefore, to create the
right conditions for innovation means to create the right environment for chance encounters between different fields.
We propose a co-working building where these “eureka” moments can frequently occur. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant and lively streets of
Portugal, the architecture of the building encourages points of convergence between different types of co-workers. Just as people bump into each other
on the street, co-workers collide as they circulate the network of exterior “streets” winding through the workspaces. Offices spill out into the pathways,
similar to the typical vernacular of Portuguese restaurants and cafes. Co-workers have a choice of working indoors, outdoors, or in between.
Sporadically punctuating the co-working offices are public gathering spaces. These green stairs and miradouros promote a sense of community both
within Oporto and the building itself. Public facilities allow local gym members to mingle with visiting working professionals and corner cafes prompt
spontaneous chats to further the collusion of contrasting ideas. The streets of the building lead upward to a bold structure overlooking the cliff. This
section of the building is designated to be a flexible space for events, exhibitions, and future development. The raw structure alludes to the Louis I bridge
behind symbolizing a link between Oporto’s past and future.
Suk Jun Kim
(Marie Carbo, Yupin Li, Lily Jeon, Suk-Jun (Ray) Kim)
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5. Himalayan Mountain Hut International Competition
Kenan Elsasser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Samual Vandersluis (email@example.com)