“Dust as an element cannot claim the glory of light, the subtlety of air, the solidity of earth, or the vitality of water, even though it envelops the galaxies, circles planets, and hides in the bedroom of kings and queens.”
-Joseph A. Amato
Shelters and camps are meant to be temporary. It seems architects have enabled the typology to become permanent or at least appear to be. Recognizing that the larger, long-term solutions are political, not architectural, the project focused on altering the perception of refugees by local populations, and offer an alternative to the informal settlement and the refugee camp. A hidden network of refuges will aid migrants and refugees to reach their desired final destination.
A complimentary website for the project was made to aid in the process of locating and acquiring a given refuge.
Lille Design for Change, Special Mention
In collaboration with Linnea Cook & Jay Dragon
“ONE Lab will function both as a visual reference and spatial matrix for ONE Lab, a unique interdisciplinary research laboratory for industrial design, synthetic biology, landscape ecology, art, architecture, and master planning. The Dock will be part of the communal core of work environments of New Lab facility, which will be accessible to a variety of people and allow them to share equipment.”
In Collaboration with Tamrat Alemu, SJ Kwon
Finalist for One Prize 2014
Jury : Christian Hubert / Diana Agrest / David Bergman / Luis Berríos-Negrón / Anya Bokov / Matthias Böttger / Jean-Louis Cohen / Scott Demel / Talia Dorsey / John Hockenberry / Mitch McEwen / David Ruy / Robyn Shapiro / Mark Shepard / Michael Szivos / Jack Tchen / Billie Tsien / Adrian Welch / Karen Wong
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea."
To devise a public artwork that generates clean energy and/or drinking water at the breakwater site at the Santa Monica Pier. We have realized from our preliminary research that producing energy would not be an efficient and advantageous function on the site. Given the climatic conditions and the professionals we talked with, the team decided to focus on the challenge of providing clean water.
In collaboration with SJ Kwon & Sean Choi
ARCHMEDIUM SFFDHQ Competition Finalist
Jury : Francisco Mandago / Andreu Arriola / Alex Jimenez / Jordi Garces / Emiliano Lopez
Storefront for Art Architecture - Storefront TV Season 2
By Bar Studio (Derek Chang, Peter Dumbadze, Dustin Murphy, Jawwad Nakai, Yunzhi Ou, Alan Lucey, Tori McGovern, Ya Suo and Archipleasure)
A letter to Architecture.
Submission Publication by Blank Space 2015
Jury : Beatrice Galilee / Fernando Romero / Snarkitecture/ Elena Manferdini / Natasha Jen / Hani Rashid / Kelsey Keith / Dr. Diana Balmori Fasla / Blank Space / David Celento / Dr. Rebecca Henn / Adam Hostetler / Alexander Walter / David Basulto / Becky Quintal
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) claims that there are 3,079 animal and 2,655 plant species endangered worldwide. The growing economy can further their investments in other endangered species to introduce exotic produce and capitalize on an increasing population surplus. The created artificial milieu will not be home exclusively for the tortoises. There will inherently be complimentary species that share such an environment. This will further the authenticity of the milieu which tortoises are accustomed to.
Proposal to simultaneously protect endangered species and endangered communities. Redirecting proposed New International Trade Crossing through the Michigan Ginseng Act.
Recipient of Creative Conscience Award
LAGI [Land Art Generator Initiative Competition] 2012
shortlisted,exhibited,published in Regenerative Infrastructures
In collabortion with Taylor Tso, JinHwan Choi, Betty Liu, JC Park, Bomin Kim
Jury: Bjarke Ingels / Dr. Henry Kelly / Jean Gardner / Patricia Watts / Amy Lipton / Melanie Cohn / Staten Island Economic Development Corporation / Public Design Commission of the City of New York
Cleveland Design Competition, Transforming the Bridge 2012
In collaboration with Jaeyong Lee, Jisoo Park, Minsuk Yang
Jury : Tom Kennedy / James T. Dallman / Christopher Marcinkoski / Theresa Schwarz / James Levin / Bonnie Teeuwen
To dissect and model actin proteins in the muscle.