CHABLE       DATE : 2009    STATUS : COMPLETED    LOCATION : KUWAIT | NYC | ITALY    AREA : N/A    PROGRAM : FURNITURE    CLIENT :  SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE | MILANO     
  
 
  
        This project explores the connection between advanced computational design techniques and the engagement between of the production of a piece of furniture and embedded architecture. The Chable proposal investigates the idea of the most basic geometry can transform with minimal change. A full range of configurations between a chair and a table is possible by simply changing a few parameters such as the size of the void, overall height, and the length.  Material behavior was examined by controlling the response to the human body. With this concept came multiple functionalities from a unique geometrical and constructive process to a functional ergonomic piece of furniture. Using the power of geometry, an invention is formulated that morphs a chair to a table and a table to a chair. This prototypical example was presented and exhibited at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair.     
  
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     MANHATTAN DYSTOPIA       DATE : 2009    STATUS : THEORY    LOCATION : NEW YORK    AREA : N/A    PROGRAM : URBAN        
  
 
  
     As a start, an initial visit to architectural manifestos and visionary architecture of the 20th century and look at their way of dealing with post 911 crises.  The premise of this project considers security as an agenda. The vision is to no longer allow machines or cameras that will secure you, yet building mechanisms that will induce the level of self-policing. The person becomes the camera. In fact, a moving camera.     Through space studies, the proposal emphasizes the connection between a passage and aperture to ignite a form that encapsulates the absence of such machinery of surveillance.    With the optimistic aim of developing inventive and useful architecture through singular obsession, extrapolation, and exaggeration.  The project is proposing a hypothetical Manhattan designed to induce security and observation through building strategy.  This project therefore is assuming a context that has already been radically altered. In other words, we view security on a dystopic level. The ideal Utopian atmosphere is to embed dystopia, security and voyeurism as part of the natural living condition.        
  
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     CROSS       DATE : 2008    STATUS : THEORY    LOCATION : N/A    AREA : N/A    PROGRAM :  EVOLO  - SKYSCRAPER    CREDIT : NASER MADOUH - JACOB BEK       As our world's landscapes slowly deteriorate, from the increasing / decreasing temperature of our atmosphere, humans will not be able to tolerate such unlivable changes. The proposal of this project is to not only protect humans from these changes, but to embrace these changes by allowing this incubating skyscraper to mimic normal conditions and regulate its self to such extremes. According to studies showing that the world will face such extreme changes showing in maps, we not only need to fore see 50 years from now, but try to develop for an intelligent device that will start to learn from these gradual changes to start creating an immunity. This project becomes the new glob. People start to migrate from season to season inside that permanent shelter.     
  
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