In Collaboration with: Edson Wong, Giovanna Veiga, Xingyao Wang, Estefany Lona, Ruxuan Zheng
Completed in: Syracuse Architecture, Design Studio Spring 2018
Faculty Instructor: Marcos Parga
Project Brief: “Vertical Landscapes" was a collaborative project that sought to explore and reinterpret the development of landscapes within the built environment. In addition, the project emphasizes the redefining of consumerism to counter the conception that it creates an unsustainable reality. The team designed a tower that sought to utilize consumerist behavior to create programs that could support one another. Each team member was responsible for designing one floor of the tower. The overall building features a central core made from porous concrete to allow for spontaneous and natural growth of a greenscape, the central feature of the tower. Waste products from each of the programs gets reused and recycled in other programs in the tower.
A Physical model of the tower was constructed using 3D printing technology. By layering the chunks together, the model became a physical manifestation of how each program fit into the system that created the overall tower.