Ten students of the School of Visual Arts present their final projects

An LGBT + community center that cares for the queer population in Seattle and a peace center in Homs, Syria, are included in the latest school show Dezeen by students of the School of Visual Arts.


Also included is a fermentation center that explores the world of microflora and its connection to our well-being, and the design of a new bookstore in China that brings together biophilic principles with traditional Chinese architecture.


School: School of Visual Arts, BFA Interior Design: Built Environments
Courses: Graduate work
Lecturers:
Anthony Lee and Gita Nandan

School statement:

“The interior design final work at the School of Visual Arts Interior Design: Department of Constructed Environments is the culmination of a year of independent research. Each student initiated and developed an adaptive reuse project from site selection to concept development, interior design, programming and equipping.

“Each project is unique and addresses real issues such as the Harbor School residence on Governors Island and the Center for Philosophers in Homs, Syria.”


Oryzae Village, Chloe Hyun Jung Park

“Fermentation is an underestimated metabolic process that people have embraced for thousands of years. It is responsible for a wide range of items we consume, including beer, yogurt, kimchi and penicillin. In this project, Oryzae Village is a fermentation center that explores the world of microflora and its relationship to our health. and well-being.

“It consists of farms, shops, residences and various interesting areas of workshops. Fermentation experts and artisans run the center to create an environment for teaching, learning and sharing while creating products using fermentation.

“The village of Oryzae aims to revitalize local communities by encouraging food discovery, cultivation, research and learning about microbial processes – helping people achieve healthier lives and well-being.”

Student: Chloe Hyun Jung Park
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Harbor Residence by Iris Junhong Lin

“Being a high school student at the award-winning New York Harbor School often means having to endure extremely long journeys from various parts of the five boroughs. Located on Governors Island, the school has only a ferry available. Harbor Residence is a dormitory for these dedicated preschool students dedicated to maritime studies, research and careers.

“In this project, Harbor Residence wants to be much more than just a place to live – it will be a continuation of the school’s maritime culture. Students will be able to live, socialize, study and work in the residence – becoming a center for the Harbor school community.”

Student: Iris Junhong Lin
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Stella Hanbyul Suk Bay

“The pandemic has forced us to reconsider travel. City dwellers with limited access to the natural environment have not been able to travel long distances to connect with nature. Local travel may be the new norm in our post-pandemic tourist landscape.

“Cove is a wellness and activity center that provides a peaceful and relaxed place in a natural environment at a relatively short distance from South Korea’s major urban centers. It is designed for people to turn off and reset their daily lives, enhancing mental and mental wellness through highly sensory participation. in an environment that connects with nature. “

Student: Stella Hanbyul Suk
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Living books by Difan Young

“Alive Books is a new bookstore design in China. More than a place to buy books, it is a gathering place where people can learn, communicate and exchange ideas.

“By marrying biophilic principles with traditional Chinese architecture, Alive Books wants to become the future of booksellers who will coexist and survive the landscape of online book sales.”

Student: Difan Yang
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Aurora, Ramey Yixuan Chen

“Aurora is a hotel designed to maximize the experience of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Auroras are the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by solar winds – resulting in otherworldly representations of atmospheric lights of varying color and complexity.

“Located in an area in Russia, Hotel Aurora is located in an Arctic circle with a relatively mild climate (due to the warm ocean currents that cross this coastal city).

Due to its extreme northern accommodation, visitors will be able to experience “Polar Nights” – when the night sky stretches for more than 24 hours – giving them unparalleled access to Aurora Borealis sightseeing. The hotel’s design will focus on maximizing the beauty of this atmospheric phenomenon while connecting visitors with nature . “

Student: Ramey Yixuan Chen
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Queer Community Center next to Yearin ‘Rin’ Park

“Queer is a new LGBTQ + center in the wider Seattle. Located next to the University of Washington, Queer will provide a service to the vulnerable LGBTQ + population and reflect the core values ​​of diversity, inclusiveness and freedom of identity.

“Constantly under pressure and attack, the LGBTQ + community needs a place to gather, grow, organize, support, heal, defend and celebrate queer experiences and identities. Now, more than ever, with trans people being expelled and the legality of gay marriage being questioned, Queer will be a welcome and open center for the entire Seattle community. “

Student: Yearin ‘Rin’ Park
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Bayt Al Kul Philosophical Center, Fuad Khazam

“Bayt al-Kul (House of All) is a philosophical and peace center in Homs, Syria that aims to play a major role in healing a divided society by challenging beliefs through debate and conceptual analysis. After a ten-year war that divided the Syrian people, Bayt al-Kul provided will give the people of Homs the opportunity to listen and share mutual views through philosophical discussion.

“Homs has been the cradle of philosophical education for centuries and the birthplace of many historical philosophers who have contributed to today’s world. By rediscovering the ‘world of ideas’ Bayt al-Kul wants to help rebuild unity and cultural community among the Syrian people.”

Student: Fuad Khazam
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Al-station Eason Yixuan Du

“Al-station is a vibrant and working community dedicated to art school students who marry art studios with living space. Students from New York City (NYC) arts institutions will be able to use Al-station as a place to live, learn, work, create , show, play and gather.

“The space will serve as a hub for creative university students – nurturing the following artists and designers who are so important to NYC’s continued growth and vitality.”

Student: Eason Yixuan Du
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


Social commune of the school show Yangkai Lin

Social commune Yangkai Lin

“Over the past 30 years, the Chinese government has launched a poverty alleviation program that has relocated millions of displaced families living in rural areas, moving them closer to cities to provide social services such as health and education. This has caused thousands of villages across China to become empty. creating a landscape of forgotten places.Many of these abandoned villages – dating back thousands of years – need to be preserved, re-imagined and reused.

“The Social Commune is an experimental design project that focuses on the adaptive reuse of these forgotten places: transforming originally residential buildings into a series of public buildings that celebrate the unique characteristics of the local village and community.

“Through a blend of conservation and modern design, the Social Commune will breathe new life into these untapped structures and become a model for the rehabilitation of rural areas across China.”

Student: Yangkai Lin
Course:
Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


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Noah Ekko Tianjuan Zheng

“Covid-19 has changed the world. Wuhan China – with a population of over 10 million – is thought to be the epicenter of the virus. With its own rapidly spreading virus under control, Wuhan is in a position to become a center for study viruses – to prevent such an epidemic in the future.

“Noah is the Institute of Virology in Wuhan. Located in an abandoned factory, extensive renovation will turn it into a high-tech, unique, cutting-edge research facility. Including biophilic elements and principles, Noah will be an environment where science and nature merge, creating a laboratory and scientific center for the 21st century. “

Student: Ekko Tianjuan Zheng
Course: Graduate work
Email:
[email protected]


Content of the partnership

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and the School of Visual Arts. Learn more about the content of the Dezeen partnership here.

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