Class of 2021 Gallery

Student work from the graduating class

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Sh.tudio

Sh.tudio also known as shop + studio proposes a new form of work-life in architectural practice. Based on a typical suburban home, Sh.tudio critiques the…

A Quantum Paradox in a Paradise of Form

Through the eyes of Dante as he travels “El Paradiso”, this project offers a conceptual understanding of space, registered by visualizing Form as it transitions…

TAG | DESIGN | ACTIVATE

My analytical system will transform misused lots into social nodes through understanding existing communal spaces and assigning programmatic tags to address social voids. This tagging…

Muscle Memory

What if practice was the performance? An architectural critique to unseen processes, Muscle Memory elevates practice over performance by engaging the fundamental technique of Vaganova…

Liminal L.A.

Placelessness as a measure of time. This collection of photographs and short videos depicts liminal threshold conditions across Los Angeles County. Unlike liminal spaces within…

Airbnb D&S Space

Recent developments in virtual technologies increasingly points to the possibility of a 3D virtual future, the inhabitable virtual world might eventually become a collective place…

“Untitled (The Domestic Space)”

While we interact with and embody ourselves within architecture, there is still so much that can be learned through the perspectives of the user. However,…

EHSAN

This project aims to investigate the precedents’ performance in terms of their functionality, lighting, air quality, and permanency. Moreover, using precedents from Islamic Architecture to…

Mend the Gap

Mend the Gap proposes a new form a street development where users can directly participate in the design and construction process of their neighborhood streets….

Collective Support

Collective good is the sum of individual goods, and also a balance between individual and collective. But what’s problematic about many urban mass housing is…

Hack-a-way

Hack-a-way was inspired by the research of ‘hack cabs’ in subaltern urban areas to define a a concept of ‘hacking’ which broadly encompasses actions which…

Building Generator

A critique of the present rigidity and bias of 3D modeling software followed by an encouragement toward technologies rooted in a set of new ideologies.

Connect + Play

Connect + Play Art Park is a new urban site for the community displaying 10 Art Installations of different material, scale and concept. These installations…

Central Amazon Intellectual Property Complex, Brazil

This project begins by acknowledging the biopiracy conducted by multinational biotech corporations in the Amazon. With patents registered on materials and knowledge pirated from indigenous…

Comfort-Able

My project illustrates the culpability of architecture in today’s postural conditions and chronic diseases, and provides a foundational framework that can be used to understand…

Architecture of Machine Systems

Architecture of Machine Systems delves into the parallels between Rube Goldberg machines and architecture. The architecture machine uses words to drive design while rejecting the…

Land of a Thousand Desires

Conflicting concerns and desires naturally reside in the promise of a site. The near future commune will serve to organize the impulses of these participants…

The Urban Indigenous Collective Community

The analysis of key intersections between the past and present of Tongvaangar, now known as the Los Angeles region, generates the site for this design…

Dwelling on Water

By 2100, climate will be the world’s biggest problem. Most large cities in the world, like Los Angeles, will be exposed to the problem of…

Circle Of Public Life

The goal of this project is to repurpose turbine blades to create a structure of modular units to address the landfilling problems of wind turbine…

Dis-closing Indoorsness

Communities should revert to primal outdoor living while retaining thermal comfort and privacy through operable structures. Reducing enclosure changes how people live, work, and interact….

Optimist Studios

Optimist Studios is a collective of architects, designers, artists, and engineers investigating lifework space and how they can be reimagined in the future. The collective…

Self-growing Blocks

Since people’s need for their living space may change from time to time, and it could be inconvenient to reform their home or move away,…

Transformation Strip Malls

Based on 3 different kinds of studies, this thesis project proposes the repurpose and transformation of the single story strip mall near LA Metro stops…

Mobitecture: Architecture In Motion

Architecture is commonly designed with the aim of providing a fixed, ideal solution based upon the assumption of future situations being certain, invariable and at…

Venice Esplanade

Harnessing research in environmental psychology to respond to inadequate urban conditions, a new pedestrian bridge addresses mental health in a publicly accessible way, appealing to…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The processes and spaces of food production, distribution and consumption has often remained distinct from one another, with direct implications on public and environmental health….

Doomsday Abbey: A Clockwork Life

Circulation spaces have often remained separate and residual areas where building occupants use to move from one programmatic space to another. Instead of assigning more…

RTUs To ADUs

Improvements of typical LA commercial boulevards by investing in new collective housing: RTUs to ADUs. The lack of adequate, convenient, safe, and attractive places for…

Nomad

This project proposes a new type of nomadic housing typology that caters to people seeking a high level of flexibility. At an urban scale, the…

Facade Opening Structure

In the limited façade openings, functions are consciously gathered together to achieve simple divisions and partition of the façade, and form strong architectural features and…

Form the Joyful

“Pleasure is the goal of play” by Takefumi, who using brick and figurative graphic to guide the design. While kids play Lego, the higher they…

Re gen

Re gen is a proposal for a radical way to recycle local used items through a multi-scale material conversion and repurpose system. The Re gen…

Connect(ion)

CONNECT(ION) IS A MEMBER BASED CO-OPERATIVE WITH THE INTENTION OF ADDRESSING TWO VERY BIG ISSUES THAT SOCIETY FACES TODAY. THE FIRST OF THESE ISSUES IS…

Cutting the Boundary

The thesis investigates the potential to use CUTTING as a tool to break boundaries and create new spatial conditions. Cutting through a building establishes connections…

imprint

This thesis delves into site as a palimpsest of collective narratives told both through the impact of the natural and built landscapes. Carving, imprinting, gouging,…

Reimagine Tectonics as Space

The project pays attention to design a high-rise building as a mixture of public activity, commercial space, office and appartment, with elements extracted from Mies’…

Terra – Tropical Verticality

This thesis focuses on the definition of a boundary not as a division, but a condition of difference. A meeting point defined by the characteristics…

Skid Row Dwells in Fragmented Bonaventure

This thesis attempts to address Los Angeles’s shortage of supportive housing for the homeless from a new perspective by reimagining John Portman’s Westin Bonaventure Hotel…

Reform

Experimenting the different perspective of basic architecture elements. Maximize the opportunity with the spatial area with ambiguity. Final goal is to achieve a project work…

The Other Side of the Screen

The materialization of the cyber world. Using online life as a principle, I’ve evolved Phillip Johnson’s Glass House into the 2020 version.Build a new way…

No-stop Sharing

As family patterns, cities and society change, the house constantly changes its appearance. More and more people who move from small towns to big cities…

A Temple to Transit

The architectural development of this station was based heavily on the form, proportions and organization of peripteral temples. Both the primary material and the program…

Bewilderment

Bewilderment is an architecture thesis project exploring the idea of performers as audience and audience as performers. Utilizing architecture strategies, the thesis create scenarios where…

W H I R L

My thesis project explores the relationship between temporary and adaptable architectural design and the changing needs of an educational facility facing current technological demands. By…

Office lab

This project considers the office itself as Lab o fill in the gap among the research , test and sale, the project not only aims…