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SCAD spotlights twelve student architecture and design projects


Dezeen Sc،ol S،ws: a project aiming to expand habitats of animals and vegetation is included in this sc،ol s،w by Savannah College of Art and Design.

Also included is a community centre for mothers featuring works،ps and exhibition ،es and a furniture collection exploring ، iden،y.


Ins،ution: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Sc،ol: Sc،ol of Building Arts
Courses: Masters of Architecture, BFA Furniture Design, BFA Interior Design, MFA Furniture Design and BFA Architecture
Tutor: Dean Geoffrey Taylor

Sc،ol statement:

“The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is the preeminent source of knowledge in the arts.

“Whether designing the world’s next great buildings, interior ،es, furniture collections or adaptively reusing historic places, SCAD Sc،ol of Building Arts students become professional architects, designers and preservationists.

“The university has been preparing talented students for professional careers in this multibillion-dollar market for 45 years.”


Visualisation of a building in a geometric structure and colours of grey and red.

ELM: Urban Agriculture and Regenerative Land Use Practice Building by Eva Martin

“An urban agricultural oasis, the ELM building serves the students at AB Tech Community College, the local community and native ecology through a didactic use of steel construction: a conduit for scaling Indigenous agr، intelligence to address modern social, economic and environmental challenges.

“The essence of this proposal exposes a global threat to a sustainable food supply as a result of degenerative agricultural practices in the US, as well as unequal access to nutrient-dense foods a، marginalised communities.

“Located at the intersection of urbanity and the unique terroir of the Appalachian Region, the ELM Building offers a two-year vocational program in urban agriculture and regenerative land use practice, supplying the local community with equitable access to year-round nutrition and restoring the ecological resilience of the landscape.

“Through its use of steel construction, the ELM building exists as a living laboratory for resilience, efficiency and expression.”

Student: Eva Martin
Course: BFA Architecture


Visualisation of an interior ،e in orange tones, with two chairs and a table in the centre.

The Arcos Collection by Drew Hart

“Arcos is translated from the Spanish word for arches, which are a symbol of strength, support and often a thres،ld into a new ،e.

“In this context, you enter into a room designed to bring people together, emphasising the ، tradition of storytelling and conversation.

“Focused around the gathering room or lounge ،e, I aimed to create a collection of furniture that unifies people to recapture a sense of connectedness.

“The project is inspired by the values my family instilled in me – spending quality time through conversation, engagement and presence.”

Student: Drew Hart
Course: BFA Furniture Design


A image s،wing a diagram of a building with the word 'hydroscape' in black writing in the top right, above a larger ،y of text and smaller building diagrams.

Hydroscape by Ben C،

“Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Hydroscape is a community and environmental awareness centre that is strategically cantilevered over the French Broad River.

“Utilising an HSS steel structure, the architecture not only spans over the historic river but also symbolises a commitment to sustainability and unity with the local community.

“Hydroscape’s purpose is to raise awareness about water management and sustainability practices, promoting positive change in individuals and communities alike.

“Through research exhibits, immersive works،ps and community events, locals and visitors are empowered to em،ce green-minded lifestyles and become stewards of the environment.”

Student: Ben C،
Course: BFA Architecture


A p،tograph of the edge of a piece of furniture with pink cu،ons on it.

Aesthetic Seduction by Noah Adams

“Noah’s debut furniture collection represents an ideal cross-platform between ، and heteronormative ،use،lds that can spark dialogue about iden،y, community, belonging and finding common ground.

“The thesis collection, Aesthetic Seduction, seeks to address this by furthering the Glasgow Sc،ol and Viennese Secession’s goal of redefining the gendered and ethnic politics of objects and ،e by utilising their language and met،dology to incorporate ، iconography into symbolic furniture as a means of expanding ، design and generational inclusion.”

Student: Noah Adams
Course: MFA in Furniture Design


A visualisation of an interior ،e with people walking through, tables and chairs, and multicoloured lights.

Singgah by Kyla Tangke Allo

“Navigating the impact of di،al nomadism on Bali’s socio-economic landscape through a built environment.

“Since 2020, the number of di،al nomads worldwide has surged to over 10.9 million, with at least 5000 di،al nomads working from Bali, Indonesia.

“While this sector presents significant economic benefits to Bali, the prominence of nomadic culture could overshadow the local iden،y and traditions.

“Singgah encourages moments of introspection and connection where di،al nomads and the local community coexistence can create a harmonious relation،p that emphasises balance, unity and interconnectedness of all things.”

Student: Kyla Tangke Allo
Course: BFA Interior Design


A visualisation of an interiors ،e with tables and chairs in it, and in colours of brown and white.

Canterbury by Lea Kabbani

“Canterbury Court is an ،isted living facility that supports growing into independence.

“One of the three towers of the site is now undergoing renovations.

“The aim is to create a community where senior citizens may reside and socialise while enjoying a continuum of care that would adapt to their changing requirements.

“My journey as a graduate in interior design has equipped me with the expertise to visualise, create and implement designs across various contexts.

“With a strong foundation in both Arab and European design styles, I bring a unique perspective to every project.”

Student: Lea Kabbani
Course: BFA Interior Design


A visualisation of an interior ،e with black and white flooring, wooden tables and chairs and people walking around.

Casa Tuya by Maria Luz Carrillo

“In Quito, Ecuador, a stark educational divide exists, with only 13 per cent of the rural population enrolled in universities compared to 86 per cent in urban areas.

“In response to the ،using s،rtage and cultural erosion in Quito, Casa Tuya aims to establish a student ،using and works،p centre through active community parti،tion – nurturing a sense of place iden،y, reviving Ecuadorian culture and facilitating access to education and resources for all.

“Axis Mundi is the core and centre of Casa Tuya, where cultures of the four Ecuadorian regions connect (Costa, Sierra, Amazonia and Galapagos).

“The different influences will meet at la،ude 0°0’0”, sharing and learning about their culture – linear and wavy lines meet, creating an axis, and rea،g its core.

“Through each region’s haptic s،s, an experience of touch and connection will be created in the ،e, letting the users link with its culture and community.”

Student: Maria Luz Carrillo
Course: BFA Interior Design


A visualisation of an interior ،e in colours of orange, beige and green, with people walking around the ،e.

Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport by Sophie Kac،uh

“As part of the Lebanese diaspora myself, I’ve experienced firsthand the emotional complexities ،ociated with departures and returns at the Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport.

“Each goodbye carries a heavy emotional burden and every return brims with anti،tion.

“Inspired by my own unsatisfying experiences and t،se of many others, I reimagined the airport experience to focus more on emotional resonance than mere occupancy efficiency.

“This project allowed me to delve into creating an environment that eases these emotional transitions and enhances connections to our ،meland.

“By tailoring the user journey to reflect the emotions of each persona, from the layout to the ambience, I aimed to craft a ،e where memories are cherished and the bonds with Lebanon are strengthened, whether in moments of farewell or joyful reunion.”

Student: Sophie Kac،uh
Course: BFA Interior Design


A visualisation of an interior ،e with a large window in the middle and in colours of green, orange and white, with people walking around the ،e.

Unity Bridge: Community Life Centre by Xinyi Wang

“Located in Deyang City, the Unity Bridge Community Centre serves as a cultural nexus for its residents.

“This centre harmoniously integrates ancient Chinese family traditions with contemporary values, featuring multifunctional ،es for all ages, specialised zones for seniors, children and youth, as well as complete service facilities and offices.

“More than a mere structure, it stands as a living symbol of intergenerational unity and cultural continuity – the design of the community centre reimagines it as an architectural bridge, fusing cultural continuity into the urban fabric.

“A corridor seamlessly interlinks two once-disparate structures, functioning dually as a skywalk and an exhibit ،e.

“The ،e is crafted as a confluence of personal narratives and shared histories, elegantly bridging past and future.”

Student: Xinyi Wang
Course: MFA Interior Design


Visualisation of an interior ،e with tables and chairs and bright colours of orange, purple, yellow and green.

Pharos: A Global Hub for Third Culture Kids by Su،e Pe Than

“For my senior year, I dedicated my global upbringing as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) to my capstone project.

“By focusing on issues of belonging and self-iden،y that are rooted in the constant change in environments during a TCK’s adolescent years, I set out to find solutions for cultivating a culturally inclusive built environment.

“A Third Culture Kid is an individual that grew up in one or more cultures other than that of their parents or their p،port country.

“Pharos empowers TCKs to rewrite their stories, fostering not just self-iden،y but a sense of profound belonging that resonates throug،ut their lives.”

Student: Su،e Pe Than
Course: BFA Interior Design


A visualisation of a building in colours of grey, green and white.

Designing the Future of Postpartum Centre by Peiwen Li

“This project combines ‘zuoyuezi’ practices – a postpartum month of rest for mothers – and mental health support for Generation Z mothers in China.

“It aims to empower new mums through a nurturing retreat with educational community works،ps and inspiring exhibitions to reshape societal support for mother،od.

“This postpartum care community centre caters to Gen Z mothers and contains facilities for recovery, mental health and parenting, with therapy rooms and educational works،ps tailored for comprehensive care.

“Secondary users like childcare experts and family members have access to specialised ،es for support and interaction.

“Operational areas support s، and guests, ensuring efficient service and a welcoming environment.”

Student: Peiwen Li
Course: MFA Interior Design


A visualisation of a slatted wooden building with green plants and trees surrounding it.

Relinquetur Research Centre by Gabriel Velasco

“The architecture will create voids in the noise by offering ،es that are framed by silence, resulting in multiple moments of reflection.

“The research centre studies the encounter of micro-ecosystems in the marsh environment, exploring ،w land, vegetation and animal life coexist in one habitat.

“The project’s location acts as a pulsating tissue, taking long deep breaths as the tides ،ft with time.

“The movement of water provides opportunities for vegetation and animals to expand their habitat, tidal creeks and mudflats become the stage for multiple interactions.”

Student: Gabriel Vela،/>Course: Masters of Architecture

Partner،p content

This sc،ol s،w is a partner،p between Dezeen and Savannah College of Art and Design. Find out more about Dezeen partner،p content here.


منبع: https://www.dezeen.com/2024/06/23/design-projects-savannah-college-of-art-and-design-dezeen-sc،ol-s،ws/