Intelligent Cities | Emergent Territories

On the 18th of June we had the Intelligent Cities | Emergent Territories Research Studio, led by Willy Müller, Jordi Mansilla, and Jorge Perea, with Jordi Vivaldi, Final Presentations. The guest jury included IAAC Academic Director, Areti Markopoulou, Academic Coordinator, Silvia Brandi, Dean, Manuel Gausa, and theory faculty, Maite Bravo; as well as Luca Galofaro, IAN+, Ioanna Spanou, UPC, and Juan Carlos Sanchez Tappan, Espacio Sofan.

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The 7 projects presented, working in the the area of connection between the Port and Montjuïc, proposed the future of Barcelona as follows:

Surface on Demand – Ran Shabtay – a language, or a system that can be adapt anywhere any time, as long as the city has water sources and physical buildings. This system can be changed and adapted to any situation.

RHIZOME_Adaptable Network – Marina Lazareva, Igor Cegar, Tamara Ivanovic, and Teresa Lodoño – imagines a different city, a different era where a model of transporting people from city to city, in a way of adventures and experiences, is proposed.

HEDONIST MOD –  Adhitya Rathinam, John Koshy, and Zachary Trattner – project addressed the questions of what the architecture of a hedonist society could offer, and how could it be quantified, extending Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill’s concept ofhedonistic calculus with the parameters of sun vs. shade, space vs. proximity and exclusivity vs. inclusivity.

Triphibian_Social Constructionism – Ksenia Dyusemabeva, Asya Güney, Edgar Navarrete Sanchez, and Diego Ramirez Leon – where the term of triphibian is understood as a concept that embraces the three different dimensions that surround us: air, water and ground. This concept is not referred as a mere geometrical or physical representation, but as an operative posture that is encompassing and blending with the three-dimensionality of the environment.

BARCELO-D-ISM – Ayaan Barodawala, Rossana Graca, and Saad Saheen – project that attempts to seek ways of relating the Barcelona Port and the arrival (or departure) of goods. The consumption-focused lifestyle of an urban population adds fuel to the notion of distribution further. This is an area of immediate opportunity.

Responsive Habitats – Jinyang Han, Michelle Tseng, Prawit Kittichanthira, and Taiesha Edwards – a nexus of annual local and tourist social exchanges, leading to the spread of plant-life, wildlife and aquatic life. Real-time human behavior triggers the exploit of green-energy amidst Montjuic and the seaport, which then feeds the transition of Responsive Habitats.

Landscape of Experience – Joy Harb, Pia Grobner, and Yanna Haddad –  an attempt to draw the outline of the future shape of Barcelona. Through sensors and processors the structure will have intelligence, allowing it to respond to the conditions and react to the necessities. Kinetic structures allow the movement and changes.

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