Seeking to explore power as crucial factor in the design of the built environment, we will look at energy systems and related objects, from sites of generation to spaces of consumption, from distribution networks to control rooms.

Tutors: Filip Geerts and Sanne van den Breemer
Director of Studies: Salomon Frausto

Contributors: Santiago Ardila, Juan Benavides, Daniella Camarena, Stef Dingen, Marco Fusco, Jack Garay Arauzo, Theodora Gelali, Shaiwanti Gupta, Hao Hsu, Marianthi Papangelopoulou, Felipe Quintero, Gent Shehu, Siyuan Wang


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If metabolisms can be simplified in what on the one end is injected into a system—drawing from and limited by an environment, possibly artificially enhanced by technology and transportation—and on the other end what is processed and excreted by the system, back into that environment, the following central themes emerge: energy (input), waste (output), and ground (environment).
    For the Spring 2020 semester, the technocratic vantage point will be energy: the power required for the metropolitan metabolism. Project Global will deal with a pair of cities: Paris and Tokyo. A European “model” metropolis that is introduced to serve as an index for investigation, and a global metropolis that becomes the situation to both interrogate the model in the form of an atlas and the context for the project.

Part 1: Catalogue and Lexicon
Part 2: Atlas
Part 3: Architectural Projects



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Part 1: Catalogue and Lexicon


Based on both desk research and fieldwork surveys, we selected, documented, and classified a set of reference projects. From these specific lenses these  case studies  aimed to identify general design principles with relevance to power. Exploring the potential types and scopes of associated architectural projects the comprehensive cataloguing of objects and related systems give insight into the metabolism of modern metropolis.

Concrete Object: A specific object that fits in the matrix and in turn helps navigate through the system.
Failure of Systems: A condition that proclaims incompetency of the system.
Idealization of a System: A seemingly perfect condition.
Institutional: A framing or influence on the system through an institutional body.
Public Opinion: A view prevalent in the Public.




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