Water

The second incarnation of the Project Global triptych investigates the water cycle—relevant as both input and output for the metropolitan metabolism. The thematic spans in terms of scale and lens: from geopolitical aspects to the individual human body, seeking to explore water as a crucial factor in the design of the built environment. Vienna served as an exemplar of a modern planned metropolis, related to water infrastructure and regulations. Mexico City, a city flooding and at the same time running out of water, formed the ground for interrogation.



CLEAN COAL

When it comes to Fuel, public opinion has been determinant in defining what is an environment friendly means of running our cities and what is not. What is a ‘Clean’ fuel and what are the ‘Dirty’ ones.

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FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR

Plenty of water can be a blessing and a curse. Both Tokyo, formerly Edo, and Paris have suffered damages from river overflow and heavy rainfalls since the beginning of time.

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MIRAI

Mairai, the world’s largest indoor farm, is located in Miyagi prefecture in Japan. The farm is an adaptive reuse building by an abandoned Sony factory. Comparing to traditional farmland, the agriculture factory, with 25,000 square feet of futuristic garden beds and 17,500 LEDs lights in a bacteria-free and pesticide-free environment, the farm could improve the growth percentage of lettuce, lowering food waste from the 40 percent for lettuce grown outdoors to less than 3 percent, which harvests 10,000 heads of fresh lettuce every day.

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MOKU-CHIN FIRE BELT

The great fire of 1657, the Kantô earthquake of 1923 that melted large parts of Tokyo and the world war attacks in 1945 where the wind spread the fire; these disasters among others, have taught Tokyo to move from a culture of reaction to one of prevention. It is predicted that the next earthquake will happen, when?

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“NATIONAL'S FIGHT LIGHT"

The core of advertisement lays on public opinion, and the effects its brings on people’s mindsets and behavior. Both Paris and Tokyo, have a strong relation between inhabitants and their landmarks. From postcards and illustrations of the illuminated Eiffel Tower and Louvre Pyramid, to city lights of Shibuya and Ginza.

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