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

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


The French Publicis Groupe S.A. and Japanese Dentsu Inc. (株式会社電通 Kabushiki-gaisha Dentsū) are among the biggest multinational advertising corporations. Their market is divided in four main categories: National advertisement market (media projects), advertisement-related projects (marketing services), new market (sport events advertisement) and foreign market (all three categories internationally).



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.



Could you tell which one is real Sashimi down below? Fake foods, also called food model or food sample, is a model placed in the vitrines of the facade of a restaurant to display dishes provided inside.



According to the IFR (International Federation of Robotics) Japan is the largest manufacturer of industrial robots worldwide, supplying 56 percent globally. Nonetheless it places fourth in the 2016 ranking with 303 robots installed per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry.



Through a quartet of seemingly simple rules, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has been safeguarding the official haute couture designation since 1945. Overseen by France’s Ministry of Industry, fashion’s most exclusive sector thus is legally bound to Paris’ territory.