The Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide 2016

Last year, we asked the graduating students among the ArchDaily community to show us the design-build projects which they may have completed as part of their studies. The response we received was astonishing, and we were so impressed with the results that we simply had to do it again this year. So, two months ago we once again teamed up with ArchDaily Brasil and all four ArchDaily en Español sites to put out another call for submissions, and once again the response was overwhelming. Across over 100 submissions, the quality of the projects we received was so high that this year’s results are bigger and better, containing 36 projects from 20 different countries. So, read on for the best student-built work from around the world in 2016.

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title=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

alt=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

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title=”Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne”

alt=”Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne”

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title=”Universidade Federal de Goiás – UFG. Image Courtesy of Luccas Chaves”

alt=”Universidade Federal de Goiás – UFG. Image Courtesy of Luccas Chaves”

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title=”DIA 3D Jewelry Pavilion (Dessau International Architecture Graduate School). Image © Pavel Babienko”

alt=”DIA 3D Jewelry Pavilion (Dessau International Architecture Graduate School). Image © Pavel Babienko”

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Project Title: Project O (Hongkong Baptist University)

Tutors: Peter Benz, Dr. Siu Kee Ho, Dr. Momo Leung, Kalen Lee

Students: Frank Chan

Country: Hong Kong, China

Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan

Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan

The whimsical “Project Circle” captures multiple ideas about architectural space and form, interaction and play. The attention-grabbing orange fabric seats “cocoon” the user in their individual pods, while the circular configuration of the seats encourages interaction between the different users. At the same time, the circular form of the pavilion interacts with the circular motifs of a basketball court, its site. At the center of the circle, a convex mirror reflects the sky above and plays with the user’s perception.

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title=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

alt=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

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title=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

alt=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

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title=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

alt=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57c9/e92c/e58e/ceca/b700/0050/thumb_jpg/G0140774.jpg?1472850214"

title=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

alt=”Project O (Hongkong Baptist University). Image Courtesy of Frank Chan”

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Project Title: LIMÓNagua (UNAM)

Tutors: Taller Juan O’Gorman, Facultad de Arquitectura UNAM

Students: María José Barrera Pavón, Nicole Galván, Priscila Quintanilla, Daniel Kaufmann, Primitivo Arquitectura, Diseño Elemental / Karina Manriquez, RGH arquitectura / Roberto Gómez, Adlai arquitectura & diseño / Adlai Pulido, Escuela Libre de Arquitectura

Country: Mexico

LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua

LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua

To mark Parking Day Mexico 2015, LIMÓNagua converted a parking space into a human space, giving the opportunity for passersby, even for just one day, to take precedence over automobiles. The proposal consists of 70 pallets stacked strategically to generate a hydraulic system in which water can be pumped manually to simulate the complex process of bringing water to Mexico City.

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title=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

alt=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

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title=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

alt=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

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title=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

alt=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

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title=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

alt=”LIMÓNagua (UNAM). Image Courtesy of LIMÓNagua”

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Project Title: TwoXTwo (Iowa State University)

Studio Name: ARCH202 – Studio

Tutors: Nick Senske, Correa-Diaz, Hur, Palermo, Wheeler

Students: 77 students of the ARCH202 Spring 2016 Class

Country: USA

TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske

TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske

TwoXTwo is an in-depth exercise towards an understanding of public space through the rethinking of formal proportions and conventions of program and privacy. The project is primarily composed of 2×2 lumber pieces. The final assembly appears as a kinetic and continuous surface that incorporates various spatial qualities such as inclines, overhangs, ledges and pockets. Similar in form, SHoP Architects’ Dunescape served as major inspiration to the project.

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title=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

alt=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

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title=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

alt=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57c9/f48a/e58e/ce85/9a00/0022/thumb_jpg/IMG_5249.jpg?1472853126"

title=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

alt=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

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title=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

alt=”TwoXTwo (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Nick Senske”

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Project Title: UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England)

Tutors: John Harding, Scott Hills, Olga Kravchenko

Students: Raymonde Bieler, Paul Cooper, Lee Bartholomew, Shadie Elyaei

Country: UK

UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding

UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding

As part of the university’s year-end show, a group of undergraduate students partnered with local firm Format Engineers were tasked with the creation of a pavilion. The task was to demonstrate the benefits of parametric design and digital fabrication by devising a low cost but structurally efficient method of construction. Forming a dynamic double-curved shell structure, the pavilion is constructed with straight strips of 6 millimeter birch plywood that are woven together along geodesics.

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title=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

alt=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

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title=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

alt=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

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title=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

alt=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

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title=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

alt=”UWE Digital Design Research Unit Pavilion 2016 (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of John Harding”

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Project Title: Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

Studio Name: Taller en Morfología Estructural

Tutors: SMiA Research Group / Omar Avellaneda, Natalia Torres, Diana Peña

Students: Estudiantes del programa PEI 2015 de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia

Country: Barcelona, Spain – Bogotá, Colombia

Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso

Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso

The Erizo PEI Pavilion comprises a convex surface created from a system of straight articulated bars. The pavilion is the result of doctoral research into deployable structures with articulated bar systems, and possible methods of motion control. The Erizo PEI Pavilion develops these features through joints and rods, generating a fast and versatile method of assembly and disassembly.

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title=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

alt=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

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title=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

alt=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

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title=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

alt=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

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title=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

alt=”Erizo PEI (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña y Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). Image © Stephanie Gayoso”

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Project Title: Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England)

Studio Name: Master of Architecture Course

Tutors: Dr Rachel Sara, Mr Matthew Jones, Ms Sally Daniels, Ms Ann de Graft-Johnson

Students: Ieva Zetlline, Anna Blamire-Brown, Connie Gregory

Country: UK

Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara

Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara

The Pocket Park concept was born out of an initiative to regenerate abandoned pockets of urban space in order to benefit the local community. After the identification of the site at Ebenezer Gate, and the subsequent active community consultation, a “storytelling space” among greenery was conceptualized. In form, the project consists of various iterations of a sinuous timber bench with an A-Frame structure which allows it to be cut easily and tailored to site-specific dimensions. The “park” continues to be a well-used space with regular public programming.

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title=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

alt=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57c9/fad2/e58e/ce85/9a00/0028/thumb_jpg/3_EG_Bench_in_contact_Image_courtesy_of_Matthew_Jones.jpg?1472854733"

title=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

alt=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

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title=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

alt=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

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title=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

alt=”Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park (University of the West of England). Image Courtesy of Rachel Sara”

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Project Title: The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture)

Country: Vietnam

The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien

The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien

Every year, handhome.net runs an annual exhibition in Vietnam with the goal of connecting the older generation of architects in the country with students. Using bamboo sticks and traditional Vietnamese poonah paper, architect Nguyen Hoa Hiep of a21 Studio collaborated with students at Ho Chi Minh University to design a pavilion that references the different cocoons found in nature. A process of paper mache, modeled after the traditional Vietnamese craft of lion heads and masks, was used to construct the pavilion.

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title=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

alt=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

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title=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

alt=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

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title=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

alt=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

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title=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

alt=”The Paper Cocoon Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture). Image © Trieu Chien”

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Project Title: Pabellón Experimental Moriko

Studio Name: Grid Shell Workshop

Tutors: Eric Valdez, Fernando Flores

Students: Paola Tovar, Yoshio Fukumori and a team of 35 students from the Taller José Villagrán García

Country: Mexico

Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori

Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori

This experimental pavilion seeks to not only demonstrate the benefits of using digital tools in the design process, but also to show the applicability of wood as a renewable building material capable of generating highly complex geometric shapes.

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title=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

alt=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57ca/b5bb/e58e/ce85/9a00/0036/thumb_jpg/09_160710_SI_Pabell%C3%B3n_Moriko.jpg?1472902583"

title=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

alt=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57ca/b5b1/e58e/ce85/9a00/0035/thumb_jpg/06_160710_SI_Pabell%C3%B3n_Moriko.jpg?1472902573"

title=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

alt=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57ca/b5a7/e58e/ceca/b700/0095/thumb_jpg/04_160710_SI_Pabell%C3%B3n_Moriko.jpg?1472902562"

title=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

alt=”Pabellón Experimental Moriko. Image © Yoshio Fukumori”

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Project Title: ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart)

Studio Name: ICD Institute for Computational Design + ITKEInstitute of Building Structures and Structural Design

Tutors: Prof. Achim Menges, Prof. Jan Knipers, Prof. Oliver Betz, Prof. James Nebelsick

Students: Simon Bechert, Oliver David Krieg, Tobias Schwinn, Daniel Sonntag, Martin Alvarez, Jan Brütting, Sean Campbell, Mariia Chumak, Hojoong Chung, Joshua Few, Eliane Herter, Rebecca Jaroszewski, Ting-Chun Kao, Dongil Kim, Kuan-Ting Lai, Seojoo Lee, Riccardo Manitta, Erik Martinez, Artyom Maxim, Masih Imani Nia, Andres Obregon, Luigi Olivieri, Thu Nguyen Phuoc, Giuseppe Pultrone, Jasmin Sadegh, Jenny Shen, Michael Sveiven, Julian Wengzinek, Alexander Wolkow, Long Nguyen, Michael Preisack, and Lauren Vasey.

Country: Germany

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg

A group of masters students at the University of Stuttgart presented their research findings as a pavilion. As a collaborative effort between various departments at the University including Computational Design, and Architectural Design Research, the pavilion encompasses work on various research topics such as Biomimetic Investigation into Shell Structures, Employing the Material and Structural Logic of Wood and Robotic Sewing for Segmented Timber Shells. The Pavilion is the first of its kind to employ the industrial sewing of wood elements on an architectural scale, resulting in a whimsical organic form.

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title=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

alt=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

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title=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

alt=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57ca/b7ea/e58e/ceca/b700/0098/thumb_jpg/ICD-ITKE_RP15-16_Process_015.jpg?1472903141"

title=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

alt=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

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title=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

alt=”ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16 (University of Stuttgart). Image Courtesy of Oliver Krieg”

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Project Title: Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick)

Students: Hottmar Loch

Country: Ireland

Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch

Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch

“Imaginative Neighborhood Woodquay” is a community design process that has been ongoing since 2013. It is led by the Adaptive Governance Lab (AGL) at the School of Architecture at University of Limerick. Together with Galway City Council, the teams work with the Woodquay Residents and Business Association, to ask them their opinion on what they want to see happen in Galway City as a whole, and how they wanted to revive their local area. Over the summer of 2015, as a part of the Adaptive Governance Lab, the team went back to the community of Woodquay and sought to create a new urban prototype of a temporary outdoor seating installation that would allow them to show the local community and the local authorities the importance of emphasizing human lives in cities, in the hopes of inspiring more permanent change in the future.

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title=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

alt=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

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<img src="http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/57ca/bb25/e58e/ceca/b700/00a1/thumb_jpg/IMG_7308.jpg?1472903967"

title=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

alt=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

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title=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

alt=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

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title=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

alt=”Woodquay Public Parklet (University of Limerick). Image Courtesy of Hottmar Loch”

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Project Title: Sensory Pavilion (University of Kansas)

Studio Name: Dirt Works Studio

Tutors: Chad Kraus

Students: Anna Collins, Kelli Dillion, Nick Faust, Patrick Griffin, Tanner Hyland, Alexa Kaczor, Joseph Kaftan, Stephen McEnery, Caitlin McKaughan, Jeshua Monarres, Jarad Mundil, Dillon Park, Spencer Reed, Shummer Roddick, McKenzie Samp, John Schwarz, Mitchell Starrs, Elayna Svigos, Hannah Underwood, and Jeremy Weiland.

Country: USA

Sensory Pavilion (University of Kansas). Image © Chad Kraus courtesy of the Dirt Works Studio

Sensory Pavilion (University of Kansas). Image © Chad Kraus courtesy of the Dirt Works Studio

Located in the Audio-Reader Sensory Garden which contain plants with interesting textures, fragrant herbs and the chirping birds, the design team was tasked with replacing a derelict gazebo. In its replacement is an “Open-Air Sensory Pavilion” that has been nestled within the garden and constructed in a way that adds to the sensory stimulation provided by the park. The smell of the building materials, charred wood and rammed earth, fills the air, and there is contrast between the wooden and earthen elements. An interesting mix of shadows are created by the pavilion’s form and the rear screen admits light and frames views.

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Project Title: Tesis Uno en Uno

Studio Name: Taller Mediterráneo

Tutors: Arq Alejandro Cohen, Adj. Arq. Cristian Nanzer, Tutora Arq. Maria Fernandez Saiz

Students: Lista Pablo Adolfo, Torchio Maximiliano, Vega Ojeda Marcos, Veglio Diego

Country: Argentina

Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne

Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne

The project is part of a study in Tensegrity systems, in which tensile and compressive forces are balanced with a hinge connecting the two forces, resulting in a more stable mechanism to deploy the space. The product is a systemic architecture, formed from structure and skin. The structure is composed of bars providing compressive strength and steel cables tensile strength, joined by the hinge piece which is a structural and mechanical system itself. The skin is a tensioned diaphragm, designed to be appropriate for the weather.

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title=”Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne”

alt=”Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne”

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title=”Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne”

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title=”Tesis Uno en Uno. Image Courtesy of Stefania Torchio, Santiago Iribarne Wynne”

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Project Title: Seminar House Pavilion 2016 (Kingston University)

Tutors: Takeshi Hayatsu, Simon Jones

Students: Postgraduate architecture students of Unit 5 from Kingston University

Country: UK

Seminar House Pavilion 2016 (Kingston University). Image Courtesy of Etienne Wijnen

Seminar House Pavilion 2016 (Kingston University). Image Courtesy of Etienne Wijnen

Following a field trip to Nagano and Tokyo, a group of postgraduate students set out to create a pavilion to be erected in the garden of Dorich House Museum. In workshops with Japanese architect and professor Terunobu Fujimori, the students were exposed to less obvious precedents of Japanese architecture: known as the “Red School” the works were characterized as “raw, tactile, sometimes improvised; sometimes self built, invariably using elemental, natural materials and very often ‘odd’ to Western eyes.” Specific typologies included teahouses, timber castles, and self-built concrete houses, and the students derived techniques such as sandwich panel timber construction as well as zinc and timber cladding to build their own pavilion-an elevated public room with a garden terrace.

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Project Title: 80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University)

Studio Name: Interdisciplinary Spring Option Studio 2016

Tutors: Shelby Doyle

Students: Alexandra Abreu, Rahul Attraya, Nicole Behnke, Tom Bos, Cole Davis, Shaohua Dong, Hannah Greenfield, Donald Hull, Kaitlin Izer, Makaela Jimmerson, Bryan Johnson, Joshua Neff, Nate Peters, Kelsie Stopak, Coralis Rodriguez-Torres, Kyle Vansice

Country: USA

80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle

80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle

At the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, this gridded sinuous structure is a light-reactive installation that glows in response to the surrounding music, thereby augmenting the festival atmosphere in real-time through the blending of design, music, light, and color. In addition, the pavilion also provides shade and seating. The design is composed of 6,500 pieces cut on a CNC router. An interdisciplinary team of undergraduate design students in architecture, industrial design and interiors receives credit for this project.

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title=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

alt=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

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title=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

alt=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

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title=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

alt=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

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title=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

alt=”80/35 Pavilion (Iowa State University). Image Courtesy of Shelby Doyle”

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Project Title: NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves

Tutors: Peter Seinfeld, Felipe Ferrer

Students: Andrea Castro Carbajal, Noelia Silva Mesones, Santiago Silva-Santisteban, Ailed Tejada Álvarez, Sammy Tejada Salazar

Country: Peru

NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ

NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ

The aim of this workshop course was to design and build temporary prototype modules capable of promoting tourism in Cusco, Perú. The joints holding the bamboo together are digitally designed and then carved by a CNC machine. The angling and shape of these joints allow the bamboo to achieve the structure’s desired form, which is that of a “nest” with an organic and arboreal appearance that blends into its natural surroundings.

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title=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

alt=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

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title=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

alt=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

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title=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

alt=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

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title=”NYMBÚ, Módulo observatorio de aves. Image Courtesy of NYMBÚ”

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Project Title: Kokoon (Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture)

Studio Name: Wood Program Studio 2015-16

Tutors: Pekka Heikkinen, Philip Tidwell, Willem van Bolderen

Students: Alexander Rantanen Barstad, Akın Cakıroglu, Eduardo Wiegand, Ignacio Traver Lafuente, Ivan Segato, Käbi Noodapera Ramel, Kristin Ekkerhaugen, Léa Pfister, María Inés Quirarte, Nicklas Ivarsson, Satoshi Iiyama, Sini Koskinen, Stephanie Jazmines, Taeho Noh, Tanja Vallaster, Tomoyo Nakamura, Toni Lahti, Yuko Konse

Country: Finland

Kokoon (Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture). Image © Léa Pfister

Kokoon (Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture). Image © Léa Pfister

The built component of this project is just a few modules of a much larger system-a transportable and prefabricated system that was designed by the students of Aalto University as a response to Finland’s current housing situation and its lack of temporary housing for asylum seekers, students and families whose homes are undergoing necessary renovation. The modular units, meant to demonstrate the flexibility of the system towards various configurations, can be viewed in the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki.

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title=”Kokoon (Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture). Image © Léa Pfister”

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title=”Kokoon (Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture). Image © Léa Pfister”

alt=”Kokoon (Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture). Image © Léa Pfister”

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