From a New York hub that aims to help people live more sustainably, to tackling the decline of water travel in Mumbai, Savannah College of Art and Design presents 12 student projects in our latest school show.
Undergraduate and graduate projects also include an analysis of the impact of the tourism industry on the Galapagos Isabela mangrove forests and a project proposing the conversion of obsolete Oregon Pacific Railroad trains to immersive storytelling shows.
School: Savannah College of Art and Design
Courses: Master of Architecture, BFA Architecture, MFA Furniture Design, BFA Furniture Design, MFA Interior Design, BFA Interior Design, BFA Preservation Design, Master of Urban Design
Lecturers: Members of the Faculty of Civil Engineering
“The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is the most prominent source of knowledge in the art of construction. With a conservation design and interior design program as two of the original eight university programs, SCAD has been preparing talented students for professional careers in this billion-dollar market for more than 40 years.
“SCAD enrolls more than 1,200 civil engineering students in six disciplines focused on architecture, interior design, furniture design and other construction-related industries. It is the only university of art and design in the United States to offer a master’s degree in urban design and the first and only university which was offered by the MFA in the history of architecture. “
Transfora: Your tool to become a viable New Yorker Chloe Arenzana Du Boys
“Leading a sustainable lifestyle in urban cities has become much harder to achieve due to inconvenience, social construction and difficulties in changing wiring habits. Transfora is a sustainability hub in New York that provides its users with tools to help provide basic living in the city.”
“Through a personalized immersive learning experience and a sustainable closed market, users can learn and engage in environmentally conscious actions that they can then easily implement into their lifestyle. It creates a community of ‘green citizens’ who support, motivate and help each other on their path to sustainability. way of life. “
In’terminal: Reunion District, James K. Jung
“In’terminal is a multimodal transit hub that embodies the transforming power of architecture in the creation and evolution of the built environment. The project aims to redefine streets not only as interspaces but also as places to promote social interaction and seek to promote sustainable urban lifestyles by turning abandoned parking garages into social ones. infrastructure.
“By aligning mobility as a public sphere that prioritizes social capital, In’terminal adopts place-building strategies layered in rich common spaces where the community becomes the domain of many – a shared network – woven of empathy to unite social identity and a sense of belonging.”
Rising With the Seas Jillian Nadolski
“This project is the result of a four-year design project for PRES 480 Studio VIII: An Innovative Adaptive Collaborative Practicum with Professor CT Nguyen. My design solution was developed to encourage communities to embrace climate change. It uses Porto Marghera Industrial Port, Italy, as a catalyst .
“The project is based on the idea of ’living with water.’ It begs the question: what if we can rise with the seas instead of fighting it? This radical, integrative restoration plan hopes to stop the long-running conflict between people and nature.”
Transient moments Kathryn Luu
Located in picturesque Portland (OR), on the Oregon Pacific Railroad (OPR), the proposed Caper Express provides an opportunity for adults to re-experience their childish wonder for the Polar Express anew through the mysteries of live “in a theatrical evening.” they can take part in immersive storytelling shows tailored to them. These fleeting moments will last as memories for a lifetime, while the rest will disappear in gray. “
Exploring the new potentials of urban infrastructure – Hyperloop Urban Hub, author Pranav A Ghadashi
“The future is bright, uncompromising and unstoppable! Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace. Cities are experiencing renewed population growth, which in turn is pushing transport systems to expand and improve.
“The thesis seeks to devise a portal that will present a new transport paradigm, reconfigure urban infrastructure and mental city mapping, and thus reshape our usual understanding of distance and proximity.
“It proposes a hyper-key station that reconfigures the concept of ‘regional becoming a new local population.’ It embraces the potential of transport and explores innovative sustainable strategies by integrating the natural environment and urban functions.”
Nodal connector, incubator for FinTech industry, Preethi Chitharanjan
“Nodal Connector is an incubator for the financial technology industry. It is a space dedicated to the development of industries driven by different users and technologies. The incubator is designed in the fast-growing city of Atlanta in the state of Georgia.
“The node connector acts as a catalyst for exploration and workspaces, with the basic idea of connecting, collaborating, and conserving through primary, secondary, and tertiary interactions that impact spatial planning.
“These ideas are macro, micro and nano scales that happen to different users while attracting the local neighborhood. The project provides a collaborative approach to education, community-led professionals and corporate employees, while giving preference to creators.”
Portal – Redefining urban water transit by connecting land with water Sanjana Sanjay Vadhavkar
“The aim of this thesis is to observe the decline of water-based travel in Mumbai and devise a solution to the problem. To revitalize Mumbai’s essential industry, creating a water transit hub would reduce the load on other modes of transport and transform the city-based water industry, bringing a new way transportation in Mumbai.
“To restore the identity of the missing port city, the city plans to redevelop the east coast of Mumbai. With the proposal, this thesis seeks to achieve change through architecture by addressing current problems and proposing terminals to deal with the city’s growing population. identity. It will be the embodiment and means of the city’s potential water transport. “
Student: Sanjana Sanjay Vadhavkar
Course: Master of Architecture
Email: [email protected]
Area 10: The last monument to the Sophie Ribeiro nuclear bomb
“As part of a test site in Nevada, Yucca Flat has hosted more than 900 bomb tests. As a result, the crater on site – Sedan Crater – is 300 feet deep and 1,150 in diameter. The sedan is a suggested site for the area Ten Interpretations + Research center.
“Area ten will inform people about nuclear war and its consequences for humanity and nature through learning spaces that use exhibitions, lookouts and atomic gardening – the study of plants that can grow from a country’s radioactivity.
“The goal is for visitors to leave with an understanding of the site’s history and an awareness of the importance of peace.”
+ written by Tasha Akemah
“Almost a century ago, we thought nuclear weapons were the solution to world peace, but history tells us otherwise. The detonation that ended the world war set humanity on a new path that will determine the future; our present.
“Currently, humanity is facing a similar war, except this time we have to fight it together. This project seeks repentance against the crimes that society has committed to itself by offering hope. Architecture is made up of a series of experiences divided between structures and memorials.
“Although the structure serves as the church where the procession would be located, the memorial offers salvation. The main building offers a diving facility, and the memorial will restore endangered coral reefs in the area. The war we fought a hundred years ago could have different causes, but they both fought for the same goal: humanity. “
“Hiraeth is a collection of furniture designed for the luxury luxury market. The pandemic has made home the center of our lives again. It has become a place for personal expression and function.
“As a result, trends have begun to change from a minimalist approach to a more ostentatious design language. Hiraeth is modern in design language featuring soft curves, ribbed and a neutral color palette. It brings a breath of fresh air into the house while keeping your soul at peace.”
Interwoven by Tingxin (TX) Zheng
“According to the business strategy of fast fashion brands, disposable clothing is part of the trend towards fast fashion. Consumers are starting to throw away old items they owned and are quickly moving on to the next trend.
“Interwoven is a multi-purpose space for display, experience, retail, communication that connects with people’s memories and clothes. Its goal is to restore the diluted awareness of nursing clothes to people to trigger the rebirth of old clothes, promote sustainable fashion and inform the community about the increasingly negative the effects of fast fashion. “
Isabela Island: Tourism and Protection Infrastructure, Zhiying Deng
“The proposal is based on an analysis of the mangrove forest on the island of Galapagos Isabela and the status of tourism on the island. Its goal is to give tourists a better chance to experience the island’s natural resources without disturbing its species.
“Trails and boat routes have been designed within mangrove forests so visitors can experience different mangrove zones and observe species within the habitat while other mangroves are preserved. The design also responds to climate change and sea level rise.”
Student: Zhiying Deng
Course: Master of Urban Design
Email: [email protected]
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