PriSchool – Glen Santayana

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In America the concept of how prisons should work and how they are designed has greatly been overlooked, and hardly changed.  Glen Santayana took a vastly different look at how a mixture between architecture, urban planning, and a radically different approach in how we treat non-violent offenders for his PriSchool prison design.  Glen takes the idea of a prison as an institution of punishment, and flips it to  a place of reform and education.  The title is a cheeky play on words, however if we are about to pay for these inmates to sit in prison, why not educate them beyond right from wrong.  Check it out after the jump and make sure to check out Glen Santayana full thesis book at the end!

STUDENT: Glen Santayana
SCHOOL:
Harvard GSD
PROFESSORS: John Hong + Jinhee Park
COURSE: Spring Thesis
YEAR: 2013

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Amsterdam Workplace VI – Yaohua Wang

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Last year we came across Yaohua Wang’s work done at SCI-Arc, and we are back to check a new project done at the Harvard GSD.  Yaohua Wang’s work takes a look at the world and culture of the changing and ever emerging VFX (visual effects) industry.  The design strives to bring filming and post production all under one house.  The circulation whips through the building trying to tie the spaces together with this flowing network of progression through the building.  The renderings and graphic diagrams done by Yaohua Wang are strong architectural visual effects within themselves.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Yaohua Wang
SCHOOL:
Harvard GSD
PROFESSORS: Ben Van Berkel & Imola Berczi
YEAR: 2013

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The Irrational Real: A manual for Atomistic Architecture- Cara Liberatore, Harvard GSD

 

One of our favorite things about architecture is its ability to take any concept, and interpret it through the lens of the built environment.  And some of the most far out concepts come from grad students, especially those at some of the top schools, and rightly so.  Check out Cara Liberatore’s project, that seeks to codify a built environment into a rational categorization, and then break that down into an irrational representation of those pieces of information.

STUDENT: Cara Liberatore
PROFESSOR: Timothy Hyde
SCHOOL: Harvard GSD
CLASS: M. Arch Thesis
YEAR: Spring 2012

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Mediating Mediums; The Digital 3D- Greg Tran, Harvard GSD

We’re gonna start off the week a little easy here, let you all ease on into another 5 days.  Today’s project is from Greg at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, his thesis, which discusses the use of 3D technology, and it’s possibility to actually become a 3-dimensional interpretation of our digital world.  See the rest here.

STUDENT: Greg Tran
SCHOOL: Harvard Graduate School of Design
PROFESSOR: Mack Scogin
CLASS: Thesis

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