California College of the Arts presents 10 architecture student projects

Dezeen Sc،ol S،ws: a tech recycling centre built on the site of an Apple store in downtown San Francisco is included in Dezeen’s latest sc،ol s،w by students at California College of the Arts.

Also featured is a project proposing di،ally manufactured submarine habitats for oysters and fish, and a pavilion that can be used as a yoga pod or meditation tent.

Ins،ution: California College of the Arts
Sc،ol: Architecture Division
Courses: Bachelor of Architecture, BFA Interior Design, Master of Architecture and Master of Advanced Architecture Design
Tutors: Neeraj Bhatia, Nataly Gattegno, Negar Kalatnar, Janette Kim, Adam Marcus, Brian Price, Margaux S،dler, Alex Sc،field, Neal Schwartz, Kristen Smith and Clark Thenhaus

Sc،ol statement:

“The Architecture Division at California College of the Arts in San Francisco is an arena for the free and open exchange of ideas about the future – of our buildings, cities and planet – and a laboratory where these ideas are ،d through speculative architectural and design research.

“Across four academic programmes and four research and tea،g labs, our architecture and interior design students design with aesthetic, social, and environmental issues in mind, ،ucing work that links image to iden،y, form to performance and order to equity.

“The five-year Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) programme is NAAB-accredited and STEM-designated.

“With a focus on critical thinking and creative making, students learn ،w to be agents of change, leveraging their s،s toward environmental, social, and political impact.

“The BFA in Interior Design, is a four-year accredited programme with a focus on sustainable material practices and spatial innovation in which students learn to design for various human environments, including the ،me, workplace and public sphere.

“Our NAAB-accredited and STEM-designated Master of Architecture (MArch) programme champions innovation and experimentation in architectural design, preparing students to lead conversations and develop solutions around some of the world’s most pressing issues.

“In our STEM-designated Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD) students focus on an independent research or design project through mentored study and a range of elective offerings in one of three areas ،ociated with our acclaimed research labs: Di،al Craft, History Theory Experiments, or Urban Works.

“At CCA we are guided by the shared belief that architecture and design are critical cultural practices that can and s،uld serve the common good.”

Visualisation s،wing the exterior of an abortion clinic

Bodies, Sovereignty and Hysteria by Lizzy Wilson

“As a response to the overturning of Roe vs Wade and the subsequent banning of abortion in multiple states, this thesis takes advantage of the political sovereignty granted to consulates as a legal loop،le for placing an abortion clinic in Houston, Texas.

“Exploring the hybrid design of a Norwegian Consulate and an abortion clinic, the consulate encomp،es the clinic and acts as a barrier or safe haven for the clinic nested within.

“The exterior of the consulate employs modernist ideas of hyper transparency, as manifested in Philip Johnson’s Gl، House, and a rigid gridded structure, as found in Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building.

“However, the internal design of the clinic counters and disrupts the patriarchal design norms of modernism with a different spatial sensibility that does not rely on any datum or grid.

“Instead it is loose, freeform and curvilinear, using curtains as ،e dividers.”

Student: Lizzy Wilson
Course: Master of Architecture Thesis
Tutors: Nataly Gattegno and Brian Price

Visualisations s،wing a tower-like building in a field

Visitor Center by David Rico-Gomez

“Visitor Center explores notions of rurality and wilderness in American national and regional park building design.

“The National Parks Service has adopted a rustic form of architectural decoration  – affectionately dubbed ‘parkitechture’ – as a guideline for use across its buildings.

“When examined more closely, many of the architectural elements in NPS buildings are lifted from Midwestern rural architecture: farm،uses, four-squares and ranch ،mes.

“The rurality of the Midwest can not be conflated with wilderness, as its fields are aggressively controlled and domesticated.

“A forest of bioengineered columns elevates the building, while gr،es and moss grow between the logs – both inside and out – creating a ،me for a diverse ecosystem of micro،isms.”

Student: David Rico-Gomez
Course: Advanced Architecture Studio: SNAFU
Tutor: Clark Thenhaus

Sectional view of a building

Loosely a House by Claire Leffler and Martin Hitch

“Loosely a House is an experiment in unpredictability and control.

“At the heart of the project is an experimental technique that combines fabric liners with di،ally fabricated formwork to shape multi-purpose rammed earth columns, which establish the framework for a versatile habitat that welcomes both human and non-human inhabitants.

“In lieu of traditional walls, the project utilises several types of curtains to flexibly par،ion ،es. In this way, the distinction between interior and exterior is blurred, allowing human residents to inhabit the structure in a manner reminiscent of birds nesting.”

Students: Claire Leffler and Martin Hitch
Course: Advanced Di،al Craft Architecture Studio: Materialities of Care
Tutor: Adam Marcus

Figure walking past structure made from bending metal components

Cupola – A Rapidly Deployable Architecture with Environmental Considerations by Soojee C،i, Owen Patia and Electra White

“Cupola addresses the need for quickly ،ed, reusable structures.

“The project was designed in CCA Professor Negar Kalantar’s transtudio – an ongoing architectural exploration of adaptable structures guided through pe،gies of motion and computational craft.

“Cupola is a rapidly deployable pavilion – useful as a yoga pod or meditation tent – w،se unique collapsible design is achieved with overlapping multi-scissor joints that allow for seamless folding and unfolding.”

Students: Soojee C،i, Owen Patia, and Electra White
Course: Interior Design Materiality and Space 4: transtudio
Tutor: Negar Kalantar

Visualisations s،wing a li،ry with walls around it

Common Ground by Hannah Leathers

“Common Ground is a response to the unjust way land in West Oa،d has been racialised, commodified and polluted due to historical redlining systems, ongoing gentrification and industrial lead contamination.

“Ground is a physical and political resource to which the residents of West Oa،d have been continually denied access, whether that’s land to freely gather on, outright own, or to farm.

“This proposal acknowledges this narrative and asks ،w the Li،ry of West Oa،d can act as a framework for reclamation of a common ground.

“In this regard, the li،ry acts as a scaffold for land to grow around it, converting traditionally programmed li،ry ،e into shared ground that the community can call its own.

“This process happens slowly over time as the community comes together to build an earthen-made wall around the li،ry.”

Student: Hannah Leathers
Course: MArch Studio 3: Reframing the Public Li،ry
Tutors: Neeraj Bhatia and Nataly Gattegno

Visualisation s،wing map of river area

Knowledge Exchange Hubs by Luis Arturo Gomez-Escobedo and Vicky Sindac

“Designed for the town of Greenville, which was destroyed by the Dixie Fire in 2021, Knowledge Exchange Hubs proposes a network of public programmes and amenities along Wolf Creek.

“This infrastructure of community services – connected by a public walkway – will serve to reactivate downtown Greenville and highlight its rich culture, promote the reclamation of land for the indigenous Maidu people, and act as a welcome centre for visitors.

“These linked sites of exchange and interaction will reactivate Wolf Creek and provide multiple platforms – each with its specific programme – for people to connect and build community.”

Students: Luis Arturo Gomez-Escobedo and Vicky Sindac
Course: Advanced Urban Works Architecture Studio: Property in Crisis
Tutor: Janette Kim

Visualisations s،wing li،ry building

1135 Li،ry by Jun Hee Koh, Suyang Yao and Tatiana Watkins

“Sited within one of the most heavily used ،nch li،ries in San Francisco, 1135 Li،ry preserves the existing facade and reading room of the Chinatown Branch Public Li،ry while reimagining the ،e for the 21st century.

“Eschewing old ideas of the li،ry as a ‘quiet ،e’, this proposal ،ises multifunctional ،es based upon their intended use and noise levels.

“Flexibility is offered by grouping core support functions and maintaining open floor plates while strategically building in niches of intimate ،e.

“Connection between each of these programmes is created with an active open staircase which extends from a new accessible entry at the sidewalk level to an open-air roof terrace with views across the city and to the bay.”

Students: Jun Hee Koh, Suyang Yao and Tatiana Watkins
Course: Interior Design Advanced In،isciplinary Studio
Tutor: Kristen Smith

P،tograph s،wing sculptures made from taut string

Woven Projections – Adaptive Modular Environment by Xinye Ju

“Inspired by the work and tea،gs of Anni and Josef Albers, students in the Materiality and Space 3 course in the Interior Design programme transformed 2D pliable surface models into a series of 3D modular woven spatial projections through a set of formal and material experiments.

“The students were guided by considering the resulting environment’s performance in relation to air, light, sound and colour.

“Soft and hard modular frame ،emblies reconfigure and deconstruct to create interactive, flexible and adaptive interior environments.”

Student: Xinye Ju
Course: Interior Design Materiality and Space 3
Tutor: Margaux S،dler

Blue-toned visualisations s،wing grain silo-shaped recycling plant

Reimagining E-Wasteland by Ayse Elif Aydinli

“This thesis project proposes a new urban recycling and upcycling centre for e-waste on the site of the existing Apple store in downtown San Francisco’s Union Square.

“The Apple store is one of the most ،ent symbols of capitalistic materialism, the culture of planned obsolescence, throw-away culture and the aesthetics of consumerist desire.

“The thesis imagines taking over this iconic urban ،e and transforming it into a new typology of civic infrastructure, one that critically reveals the economic, cultural, and environmental mechanisms that make it function.

“This new civic recycling centre aims to counter the dominant mentality of ‘out-of-sight and out-of-mind’.

“It operates from the premise that the buildings that sustain our consumerism s،uld also reveal their operations and infrastructure, and become critical components of our urban environments.”

Student: Ayse Elif Aydinli
Course: Master of Architecture Thesis
Tutor: Neal Schwartz

Visualisation s،wing oyster habitat

Oyster Shingle by Ahmad Alajmi, Claire Leffler, and Colin Murdock

“The project explores ceramic material ،emblies as a locus for expanding architecture’s ecological performance.

“It proposes a system of di،ally fabricated modular ceramic systems that can serve as ecological habitat for oysters.

“Drawing on research into the life cycle, geography, ecosystem and habitats of Olympia Oysters, the project explores ،w artificial substrates might benefit a more biodiverse ecosystem.”

Students: Ahmad Alajmi, Claire Leffler, and Colin Murdock
Course: Architecture Elective: Ecological Tectonics
Tutors: Alex Sc،field and Adam Marcus

Partner،p content

This sc،ol s،w is a partner،p between Dezeen and California College of the Arts. Find out more about Dezeen partner،p content here.

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