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Global Architecture + Design, Spring 2018, Newsletter III


Another edition of Global Architecture + Design has ended and our students have completed their academic work. On Monday, the IaaC hosted the final presentations of the CIEE Global Architecture and Design Program, with the participation of Enrich Llorach, Chiara Farinea, Mireia Luzárraga, Rodrigo Aguirre, Johana Monroy and Alex Mademochoritis as Jury members. In the next video, Mathilde Marengo, instructor of the Future Cities Studio, explains the nature of the project during the Final Presentations:

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The Studio project was oriented towards the development of a productive envelope, to be partially prototyped, with an ecological metabolism, aimed at putting into discussion the link and/or relationship between nature and artifice, and more specifically the future ecology and productivity in our urban areas. A large-scale propagation strategy was also developed, allowing for an impact evaluation of the proposal in an urban framework. 

The students explored various techniques to study the urban phenomena that are linked to digital tools in order to find site specific context-related data. They created apps or tools that were able to provide information, which can be mapped and represented through physical models, and applied this data in the formulation of parametric derived forms, which are responsive to local conditions.

With the instruction from leading designers and innovators in the field, students were able to broaden their perspective through cultural exploration, advance their academic studies with globally relevant issues, and gain a professional edge by learning advanced design techniques and cutting-edge technologies.

This term's 11 students where split in 4 groups, 2 of which focused on energy production and the other 2 on food production. Below you can check their final prototypes and final videos:


By Sarah and Jessica, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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By Katina from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Gabriella from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Christine from University of Colorado Boulder


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By Carla and Madison from University of Colorado Boulder and Julia from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Joseph and Reid from University of Colorado Boulder, and Rohan from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 

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