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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ABES

Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center was established at the University of Tsukuba on July 1, 2015. Consisting of fifty members of the university, this algae biomass research center is one of the largest of its kind in Japan.

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ALGAE MUSEUM

From left to right: Meguro Parasitological museum, Shitamachi Museum, Tokyo Sewerage Museum "Rainbow", The Criminal Materials Museum, Ghibli Museum, Tobacco and Salt Museum, Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum and finally Algae Museum outline the quaint "museumophilia" of Tokyo.

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AS ABOVE SO BELOW

What if the solution was not to destroy the existing city, but to build around, above and below it? With this radical reasoning, certain architects design Utopic plans to renovate Paris and Tokyo’s urban landscape and city lifestyles: a floor above the city’s zinc roofs, a city below the Seine or Edo River, or even an underground highway network.

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CYBERPUNK

As a cinematic subgenre of science fiction, Cyberpunk merges High-tech and Low-life in a dystopian landscape of the near future with recurrent themes such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, portrayed in an atmosphere of radical social changes.

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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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