Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program

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Garden House

Students: Ida Hammarlund
Studio Title: Hernan Diaz Alonso XLAB Spring 2011
Instructor: Hernan Diaz-Alonso

The project investigates the notion of the artificial garden imitating nature. The structure of the dispersed living spaces are a figural continuation of the garden landscape. It is an examinations of the displays of intimacy set forward by projects like the Farnsworth house and the Glass house, being translated into levels of intricacy and levels of privacy through different transparencies.

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Fantastic Repose

Students: Ida Hammarlund, Alyse Sedlock
Studio Title: Hernan Diaz Alonso XLAB Fall2011
Instructor: Hernan Diaz Alonso

The Urban Burial Park and Cathedral acts as a new means of worship for the Catholic community of Los Angeles. The proposal is meant to evoke a new understanding of the experience intended for worship and for memorial of the dead. The need for green space as well as the lack of burial space within the city, determined the need for an urban burial park in Downtown LA. By re-configuring the programmatic layout of Rafael Moneo’s Cathedral, a vertical strategy is used to define the new sacred territory, where the cathedral functions become elevated pavilions above the semi-open landscape of mausoleum and cremation garden below.

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SCI-Arc's ESTm Master program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems.


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