ADC2
Alternative Desert Cities 2
Nelson Urban Diagram

Alternative Desert Cities 2

Diagram of a combination of housing and structural framework for inhabiting the river wash in Phoenix by student Kali NelsonDiagram of a combination of housing and structural framework for inhabiting the river wash in Phoenix by student Kali NelsonDiagram of a combination of housing and structural framework for inhabiting the river wash in Phoenix by student Kali NelsonDiagram of a combination of housing and structural framework for inhabiting the river wash in Phoenix by student Kali Nelson

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Concept perspective illustrating the idea for islands and confetti of programs within the river bed by student Cecile KimConcept perspective illustrating the idea for islands and confetti of programs within the river bed by student Cecile KimConcept perspective illustrating the idea for islands and confetti of programs within the river bed by student Cecile KimConcept perspective illustrating the idea for islands and confetti of programs within the river bed by student Cecile Kim
Section of a typology of housing that combines mid-rise farming terraces with towers by student Zihao LiSection of a typology of housing that combines mid-rise farming terraces with towers by student Zihao LiSection of a typology of housing that combines mid-rise farming terraces with towers by student Zihao LiSection of a typology of housing that combines mid-rise farming terraces with towers by student Zihao Li
Exploded isometric concept drawing showing the layering of housing, farming, and community by student Alejandra LobatoExploded isometric concept drawing showing the layering of housing, farming, and community by student Alejandra LobatoExploded isometric concept drawing showing the layering of housing, farming, and community by student Alejandra LobatoExploded isometric concept drawing showing the layering of housing, farming, and community by student Alejandra Lobato
Isometric drawing of a regional infrastructure of towers connected by housing and transport by student Amy DickerIsometric drawing of a regional infrastructure of towers connected by housing and transport by student Amy DickerIsometric drawing of a regional infrastructure of towers connected by housing and transport by student Amy DickerIsometric drawing of a regional infrastructure of towers connected by housing and transport by student Amy Dicker
Section perspective showing the relationship between the housing community and the microclimate by student Kyron HardySection perspective showing the relationship between the housing community and the microclimate by student Kyron HardySection perspective showing the relationship between the housing community and the microclimate by student Kyron HardySection perspective showing the relationship between the housing community and the microclimate by student Kyron Hardy
Section perspective of a mountain mass built into the mountain topography at Saguaro Lake by student Camille MedeirosSection perspective of a mountain mass built into the mountain topography at Saguaro Lake by student Camille MedeirosSection perspective of a mountain mass built into the mountain topography at Saguaro Lake by student Camille MedeirosSection perspective of a mountain mass built into the mountain topography at Saguaro Lake by student Camille Medeiros
Exploded diagram of the components creating a community on the new lands of the Salt River by student Cecile KimExploded diagram of the components creating a community on the new lands of the Salt River by student Cecile KimExploded diagram of the components creating a community on the new lands of the Salt River by student Cecile KimExploded diagram of the components creating a community on the new lands of the Salt River by student Cecile Kim
Exploded isometric diagram of the layers for a topographic housing community by student Camille MedeirosExploded isometric diagram of the layers for a topographic housing community by student Camille MedeirosExploded isometric diagram of the layers for a topographic housing community by student Camille MedeirosExploded isometric diagram of the layers for a topographic housing community by student Camille Medeiros
Perspective of the exterior public spaces within a self-sustaining mountainside community by student Camille MedeirosPerspective of the exterior public spaces within a self-sustaining mountainside community by student Camille MedeirosPerspective of the exterior public spaces within a self-sustaining mountainside community by student Camille MedeirosPerspective of the exterior public spaces within a self-sustaining mountainside community by student Camille Medeiros
Model showing a collection of linear units open to the elements and landscape microclimate beyond by student Kyron HardyModel showing a collection of linear units open to the elements and landscape microclimate beyond by student Kyron HardyModel showing a collection of linear units open to the elements and landscape microclimate beyond by student Kyron HardyModel showing a collection of linear units open to the elements and landscape microclimate beyond by student Kyron Hardy
In progress study section for a new lifted urban infrastructure that hovers lightly above Phoenix by student Amy DickerIn progress study section for a new lifted urban infrastructure that hovers lightly above Phoenix by student Amy DickerIn progress study section for a new lifted urban infrastructure that hovers lightly above Phoenix by student Amy DickerIn progress study section for a new lifted urban infrastructure that hovers lightly above Phoenix by student Amy Dicker
Unit plans of the three floors of the housing units embedded in a farmable landscape by student Alejandra LobatoUnit plans of the three floors of the housing units embedded in a farmable landscape by student Alejandra LobatoUnit plans of the three floors of the housing units embedded in a farmable landscape by student Alejandra LobatoUnit plans of the three floors of the housing units embedded in a farmable landscape by student Alejandra Lobato
Concept axonometric drawings for an archipelago of new lands and units within the Salt River wash by student Cecile KimConcept axonometric drawings for an archipelago of new lands and units within the Salt River wash by student Cecile KimConcept axonometric drawings for an archipelago of new lands and units within the Salt River wash by student Cecile KimConcept axonometric drawings for an archipelago of new lands and units within the Salt River wash by student Cecile Kim
Urban plan for a micro-community of housing and services around a reservoir by student Huyen PhamUrban plan for a micro-community of housing and services around a reservoir by student Huyen PhamUrban plan for a micro-community of housing and services around a reservoir by student Huyen PhamUrban plan for a micro-community of housing and services around a reservoir by student Huyen Pham
Aerial perspective studying a clustered tower massing that stands within the fields of Phoenix by student Zihao LiAerial perspective studying a clustered tower massing that stands within the fields of Phoenix by student Zihao LiAerial perspective studying a clustered tower massing that stands within the fields of Phoenix by student Zihao LiAerial perspective studying a clustered tower massing that stands within the fields of Phoenix by student Zihao Li
Site plan showing the strategies for finishing the bowl of the mountain to facilitates a microclimate by student Kyron HardySite plan showing the strategies for finishing the bowl of the mountain to facilitates a microclimate by student Kyron HardySite plan showing the strategies for finishing the bowl of the mountain to facilitates a microclimate by student Kyron HardySite plan showing the strategies for finishing the bowl of the mountain to facilitates a microclimate by student Kyron Hardy
Pair of perspectives illustrating the communal shifts in the farmed landscape between seasons by student Alejandra LobatoPair of perspectives illustrating the communal shifts in the farmed landscape between seasons by student Alejandra LobatoPair of perspectives illustrating the communal shifts in the farmed landscape between seasons by student Alejandra LobatoPair of perspectives illustrating the communal shifts in the farmed landscape between seasons by student Alejandra Lobato
Satellite aerial highlighting the various farming circles in Phoenix that could integrate housing by student Alejandra LobatoSatellite aerial highlighting the various farming circles in Phoenix that could integrate housing by student Alejandra LobatoSatellite aerial highlighting the various farming circles in Phoenix that could integrate housing by student Alejandra LobatoSatellite aerial highlighting the various farming circles in Phoenix that could integrate housing by student Alejandra Lobato
Aerial perspective showing the possibility to multiply autonomous housing forms across Phoenix by student Zihao LiAerial perspective showing the possibility to multiply autonomous housing forms across Phoenix by student Zihao LiAerial perspective showing the possibility to multiply autonomous housing forms across Phoenix by student Zihao LiAerial perspective showing the possibility to multiply autonomous housing forms across Phoenix by student Zihao Li
Collage landscape perspective of a future Phoenix of independent cities scattered in the desert by student Kyron HardyCollage landscape perspective of a future Phoenix of independent cities scattered in the desert by student Kyron HardyCollage landscape perspective of a future Phoenix of independent cities scattered in the desert by student Kyron HardyCollage landscape perspective of a future Phoenix of independent cities scattered in the desert by student Kyron Hardy

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Utilizing built form as a strategic carrier of culture in opposition of the status quo, the Hellinikon project links the disconnected suburban mountain communities to the east with the sea to the west while splitting the Hellinikon International Airport and Olympic Park into distinct zones.
The CART live/work housing prototype adds a vertical profile to downtown while converting an underutilized public path into an urban gesture by introducing of a specialized food cart zone in New Haven. The CART residents would rent and appropriate the moving space as a means of expanding their zone.
The challenge of creating a pair of studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.
Coney Island will remain a MUTANT appendage at the farthest shore of New York City. Coney is an agglomeration of all of its histories and should continue to simultaneously move each agenda forward. Coney will continue to evolve through mutations— this vision will accelerate its hybridity.
The YELE music studio competition, underway before the earthquake, must respond now, but plan for the future of the community. Music is relief in a time of tragedy. The goal is to meet the most basic survival needs now while leaving spaces for future growth through self sustaining phases.
QTCT is tasked to blend these two identities onto one site—a give and take relationship between beach ambitions and urban necessities. QTCT is a sampling of two worlds: on one hand it is the embodiment of the language of the beach and on the other it is a detailed and exacting built urban space.
Planes, frames, and volumes are fundamentals to all assembly logics. With the proliferation of additive production methods, the possibility of volumetric prefabricated components has the potential to radically alter the way that we conceive of construction and the permanence of building parts.
Space has become redundant again. Popular culture is uninterested in the goings-on in space. Once achieved, mans absurd relation with space becomes yesterdays news. To become relevant to the public, CASIS must be an amenity and not a mission. Instead of promoting an HQ, make it a public interface.

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