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Play On, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Play On

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Music lab is the work of Higher Diploma in Interior Design student, Forest Lai Yip Lam, and pays tribute to the Hong Kong music Industry…


Building The Revolution, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Building The Revolution

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A collection of pre-crafted houses and pavilions, created by the world's best architects, designers and artists, forms Revolution. We look at this epic collection and its creators.


Talking About My Regeneration, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Talking About My Regeneration

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Benedetta Tagliabue is one of the founding partners of EMBT, the architecture firm renowned for its urban regeneration work. She speaks to SIGNED about her projects and the exhibition at HKDI.


Innovation Explorers, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Innovation Explorers

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A group of Masters students in architecture from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) spent three weeks in the extreme colds of the Arctic to try out their innovative prototypes. The results are astounding.


Back To The Future, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Back To The Future

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The unique urban regeneration style of Spanish architecture firm EMBT is showing how to make the old into the new. For many architects the goal is to build something new, for Miralles it was about regenerating the old.


Help-To-Buy Scheme Is Detached From How We Really Live, Lorcan Sirr 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Help-To-Buy Scheme Is Detached From How We Really Live, Lorcan Sirr

Media

The government’s help-tobuy scheme, announced in the budget, was rightfully criticised by many people. Various ministers seemed a little surprised, if not a bit tetchy, that fewpeople had rowed in behind their latest genius wheeze. In research carried out by Davy stockbrokers and the property website myhome.ie, even firsttime buyers did not expect a helpto- buy scheme (people are not too easily schmoozed these days). Two other things flew under the radar when the proposal was announced. First, the silence from retail banks was deafening, which was strange given the allegedly positive response from the Central Bank. It ...


Rethinking The Design Models Of Refugee Camps, Ruba Bdair Mrs. 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Rethinking The Design Models Of Refugee Camps, Ruba Bdair Mrs.

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This research aims to find architectural and urban design related solutions to enhance the living conditions of refugees and to lessen the pressure on the hosting communities' resources.


Dark Site Observatory, Aaron W. Uhe 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Dark Site Observatory, Aaron W. Uhe

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This project for our Architecture Studio was completed in collaboration with the Physics Department to create possible concepts for an observatory for the Solar Eclipses in 2017 and 2024.


Architectural Intervention: The Resilient Community Center, Matthew A. Baumgartner 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Architectural Intervention: The Resilient Community Center, Matthew A. Baumgartner

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

In the city of Centralia, Illinois, several issues govern the city’s future, all stemming from the same major problem: the economy. To intervene, this community center proposal aims to encourage economic development and growth in the city, assisting small businesses with starting and expanding in the region.


Orland Park Community Center, Jarett DeWitt 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Orland Park Community Center, Jarett Dewitt

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Orland Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, has successfully implemented the idea of integration of natural, open space with its residents. However, the recognition and understanding of these spaces can be further executed through community connectivity and education. Educating the public on the sustainable management of natural resources can help create a better appreciation of conservation in their living and natural environment.


Transcultural Interaction Between Refugees And The Bowling Green, Ky Community, Emily Hamilton 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Transcultural Interaction Between Refugees And The Bowling Green, Ky Community, Emily Hamilton

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

In Bowling Green, Kentucky there is an expanding refugee population which is leading to a manifestation of problems in the form of cultural isolation, immigrant alienation and refugees failing the U.S. citizenship test. To combat these issues, a social intervention should occur in the form of a community resource center.


Revitalizing Downtown Carbondale, Jacob Petty 8384880 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Revitalizing Downtown Carbondale, Jacob Petty 8384880

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This abstract outlines the strategies developed for a new community arts center in Carbondale, Illinois, to help alleviate the multifaceted set of issues that are leading to the abandonment by residents and lack of new development in the city’s downtown.


Revitalizing Downtown Springfield Illinois, Adam R. Tregoning Mr. 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Revitalizing Downtown Springfield Illinois, Adam R. Tregoning Mr.

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Looking to revitalize the downtown Springfield area, this abstract outlines the benefits of an urban park as a catalyst for housing and commercial development. In order to combat the issues presented in the capitol city, Springfield hopes bringing people back to its core will restore the area.


The Concept Of Happy: Bartonville, Illinois, Kelsey D. Kauffman 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The Concept Of Happy: Bartonville, Illinois, Kelsey D. Kauffman

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

While working to solve the underlying multiplicity of issues, Bartonville will need to focus on being HAPPY; that is the residents will need to actively engage in Health, Advancement, Purpose, Preservation, and Youth. The concepts of HAPPY are proposed to be expressed architecturally in the form of a community center.


Vincennes Rehabilitation Center, Callahan H. Jordan 2016 Southern Illinios University

Vincennes Rehabilitation Center, Callahan H. Jordan

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This project proposes the Vincennes Rehabilitation Center which will provide adequate therapy for people with alcohol and substance abuse in Vincennes, Indiana. Each person handles recovering from an addiction differently. As such, this facility will include both active and passive rehabilitation techniques. Support by counselors and community volunteers helps promote a socially encouraging environment, and a drug and alcohol free future.


Senior Community Center In Qiqihar, China, Yumeng Sun, yumeng sun 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Senior Community Center In Qiqihar, China, Yumeng Sun, Yumeng Sun

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The aging population of China is a serious problem that has caused senior resources and facilities to be in short supply. A senior community center can play a role in meeting the spiritual and cultural needs of this group, improving the community facilities for seniors’ daily activities.


Du Quoin Youth Center: A Strategy For Preventing Underage Substance Abuse, Storm A. Clarry 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Du Quoin Youth Center: A Strategy For Preventing Underage Substance Abuse, Storm A. Clarry

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This project purposes a new Youth Center for Du Quoin Illinois, which will help combat underage drinking and other issues through engagement with the community.The center will provide entertainment not only for the youth but for the community as a whole by hosting local artist, bands, poets, comics, and allowing any youth members to preform and help bring the community together.


Morris, Illinois Community Youth Center, Kyle Eliakis 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Morris, Illinois Community Youth Center, Kyle Eliakis

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The town of Morris, IL currently struggles with providing adolescents with enough activities, inducing teens to start experimenting with drugs and alcohol. This proposed community center would provide ample opportunities to increase student engagement for the town’s youth to shy away from drugs and alcohol.


Siuc Dark Site Observatory, Teresa M. Meyer Ms. 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Siuc Dark Site Observatory, Teresa M. Meyer Ms.

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

A joint venture between the SIUC Physics department, which houses the astronomy curriculum, and the Architecture department has begun the planning for the two upcoming total solar eclipses in 2017 and 2024.


Mother's Room - Design | Build, Zoey Koester, Shelby Orr, Damian Smith, Andrew Estabrook, Sarah Barth, Caroline Simmons 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Mother's Room - Design | Build, Zoey Koester, Shelby Orr, Damian Smith, Andrew Estabrook, Sarah Barth, Caroline Simmons

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The lack of a comfortable environment for mothers on campus was challenged by the Non-Traditional Student Services department of a public university this past year. The department recruited a team of architecture, interior-design, and construction management faculty and students to design and build a mother’s room for the campus library.


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