URBAN ESTUARY: student projects

22/01/2011 § Leave a comment

Group work presented after an intensive two week workshop.

GROUP 1_ Architecture of margins: points, lines, and surfaces

V_Barcellonicorte, A_M_Trabulo, K_H_Jeong, C_Northrop, S_Mayer




Rabbit _on the MOON


scenario 01

scenario 02


Spice Girls: E_Farinelli, M._Jeong, F_Mautone, L_Briffaud


URBAN ESTUARY: project info

11/01/2011 § Leave a comment

Urban Estuary: recoding urban terrain vague


site and program_korea.pdf

site DWG [megaupload link]

site PHOTOs [megaupload link]

IN PROGRESS: photos + translation

Russian Constructivisim + Sovietic Modernisim

09/01/2011 § Leave a comment

For those interested in books about russian constructivism an sovietic modernisim, turn to Tatlin publishers/ Moscow

(requests are individual by email or phone).


Individual Work_07/01/2011

07/01/2011 § Leave a comment

Individual books + final work

Valentina_Barcelloni_Corte: Constellation


How to connect individual agency with collective existence?

Gif Created on Make A Gif

LEE_KangHeon: interventions to strengthen a dispersed metropolitan node

lee_kang_heon-final rendu.pdf

Rue Hoche as a vertical axis (Hoche, canal, intersection – bridge…)

-reorganize elements (insert, cut, etc.)

-connect between elements to reinforce the axis

Francesca_Mautone: archiSPONGE


Application of a sponge concept. A space that enables movement, reconnecting the city; a space that lives thanks to these flows.



Project process_group work + individual research, concept, and design

-Function POD: “Plug-in” program and situation

-Bridge_SHIFT: Non-static bridge connections

Minjoo_Jeong: solving diconnection

_minjoo JEONG.pdf

Architecture that solves disconnection in the urban, and at the same time, offers <pause> to create social interaction.

Ana_Maria_Trabulo: Continuity + Points of Attraction


Improving the efficiency of a node, creating a fluid system of public space, and allowing appropriation and use by:

-improving communication and connectivity

-creation of points of attraction

Gi-Hoon_Mun: linking the canal


Elena_Farinelli: alternative media aggregation


network at regional scale: via net

network at district scale: via green


Sophie_M: Bridge building & housings


Part of a group work experiment on multifunctional mobility fields, to strengthen the dispersed metropolitan nodes and the connections between them.

Quick individual work goals : Focal point. Cleaning the node. Asserting the area’s referent center. Adding value to the quality of life.

photography work as a study for the theoretical model

elevated diagram

building bridge transversal cut shema


Lara_Briffaud: mobility – continuity

mobility – continuity_book.pdf


Opening the site to the city through permeability_continuity

[access, open, cross, connect]

Mehdi_Moumni: Project de couverture de la gare de PANTIN

PANTIN _mehdi moumni.pdf

Filippi_Alessandro: HYBRIDATION_Conceptions urbaines contemporaines croisées




Le projet a pour but de développer plusieurs points. L’identité territoriale, qui est à l’origine un sentiment individuel. Ce sont les habitants qui vont créer l’identité d’une ville. Pour créer une identité il est donc nécessaire de développer un lien entre l’habitant et son territoire. Pour cela il faut développer un cadre de vie agréable :
– créer des espaces de qualités
– Créer un lien entre les habitants
Afin de créer l’unité entre l’histoire de la ville et son développement, toute implantation de nouveau projet permettant de donner un cadre de vie agréable aux habitants, doit se faire en revitalisant les point d’intérêt historique de la ville.

Kim_SooHyun: HYBRIDATION_Projet Urbain “Network system in Pantin”


Hybridation as not only an architectural solution but also a sociological and aesthetic result. The development of a city by means of creating systems of communications.


Elizaveta_Zhuravleva: Connecctions of continuity


This booklet contains guidelines for making urban, architectural and some practical maintenance solutions in the city of Pantin.

The methodology of the project is described in the first chapter.

Guidelines of ameliorating the territory are made by applying the created conceptual urban organisation model to the problematic territory of Pantin. Principles described in the conceptual model are to be applied overall the future architectural project.

The to-be-built infrastructure is identified in the following three categories: infill building, urban void and enriched mobility. Recommendations are given only to strategic points of the project territory.

Isabel_Murillo: Pantin Cultural Center


bridge/cultural centre = hybrid

connection/link between bridge and cultural center = layer/articulation

Studio FINAL_17/12/2010

05/01/2011 § Leave a comment

A collection of work from each group including initial research, analysis, concepts, and final deliveries. Each group presents work  with an emphasis on PROCESS and the evolution of research, questions, ideas, and concepts.



According to the development of communication in virtual space, physical communication (face on face) is reduced. The benefits of communication  in virtual space is that there is no obstacle of distance and time. But this way is very cold and easy to be cut. This communication increases the quantity of informations but it is not a development we need. So the object of this project is to HYBRIDize this virtual network in the physical space. In result of this hybridization, inhabitants of Pantin create their own images and encourage communication between Pantin and surrounding cities.



– Attempts at introducing aspects of non-static systems and models.

the _SHIFT manifesto.pdf (english and/et français)

…the connection between the city and the people that live in it has become distorted and inefficient. Society has changed and will continue to change at an increasingly rapid pace, but the infrastructure of the city does not have the ability to evolve and grow with it. It is increasingly static and disconnected.

We are attempting to improve the efficiency and the communication between different parts within the network of Pantin. To do this, the project will focus on two general elements: nodes and connections. Nodes are made up by attraction points or points of interest within the city. Connections are manifested by flows and the transportation of information, goods, and people.

Improving these existing elements while providing new means of infrastructure that invite discovery and function within the city, the project allows the community to take an active role in re-appropriating and reshaping the city. The city and its inhabitants begin to directly effect and influence each other in a _SHIFT towards a new integrated and adaptable system.


CONTINUITY_groupe final.pdf

How to create mental, visual, + physical continuity

How to extend the existing?

How to create continuity between the old and the new?


Multifuntional mobility field, groupwork.pdf

I. focal center
• intercity – from city center to city center
• interconnection – from a node to another
• “closer” – reduce travel times
II. multifonctional
• services or facilities provided to the citizen + quality of life, journey, safety…
III. evolution
• flexibility – adaption in function of the context
bis. glocal (global + local economy)


07/12/2010 § Leave a comment


N. Michelin_Bordeaux 2046

06/12/2010 § Leave a comment

La vision de Nicolas Michelin de la métropole bordelaise en 2046.

BORDEAUX 2046 @ dailymotion.com

A quoi ressemblera Bordeaux ? Comment vivra-ton dans cette communauté urbaine devenue millionnaire ? Les architectes et urbanistes, Jean-Marie Duthilleul (AREP), Olivier Brochet (BLP)/Christian Devillers et Nicolas Michelin (ANMA) se sont penchés sur la question à la demande de la ville de Bordeaux dans le cadre d’Agora 2010.


06/12/2010 § Leave a comment




2 part application of concepts developed with non-static models.

deux applications des concepts développés avec des modèles non-statique.

REM KOOLHAS: What Ever Happened to Urbanism?

06/12/2010 § Leave a comment

OMA principal Rem Koolhas’s paper Whatever Happened to Urbanism? provokes questions and invites discussion.


“Dissatisfaction with the contemporary city has not led to the development of a credible alternative; it has, on the contrary, inspired only more refined ways of  articulating dissatisfaction…    -Rem Koolhaas


OMA principal Rem Koolhas’s paper Whatever Happened to Urbanism?


30/11/2010 § Leave a comment