The School of Visual Arts presents 10 student design projects

Dezeen School Shows: an experimental fashion complex that combines design and research and a birding center designed as a “New York wildlife oasis for city kids” are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students from the School of Visual Arts.

Also included are an agricultural center that aims to address food access issues and an industrial heritage site to connect scientists and engineers.


The school: School of Visual Arts
Course: Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee

School statement:

“The 2022 SVA Interior Design: Built Environments Senior Thesis addresses a wide range of project types, combining them to create a sensitive aesthetic interpretation of our built environment that focuses on sustainability and responsibility.

“This year, students brought a new vision to classic programs, such as fashion houses, hotels, spas and community centers, using biophilic and technological design to redefine these interior spaces and places for the 21st century. .”


A rendering of Baixinggaole, a research and residential station

Baixinggaole by Botao Wang

“The Tengger Desert in north-central China bordering Mongolia continues to expand, merging with two other deserts, Ulanbuh and Badain Jaran. This expansion is beginning to threaten some of the most large urban areas in northern China.Since 1958, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration has initiated “afforestation” programs to create green belts to halt this expansion of the desert.

“Baixinggaole is a research and residential station at the forefront of this afforestation program. This science oasis in the desert will provide greenhouses, laboratories, accommodation for scientists, educators, workers and visitors, and an education center for visitors to learn and engage in.”

Student: Botao Wang
Course: Main thesis
Tutors: Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail: bwang5[at]sva.edu


A colorful image of SHAN山, is a Chinese cultural center in New York with animals dotted around.

Shan Shan by Junyan Lu

“SHAN山, is a Chinese cultural center located on the edge of New York’s historic Chinatown district. SHAN山’s mountainous form will serve as a touchstone for the Chinese-American community, as well as a vibrant new space showcasing the diversity of the most populous country on Earth.

“SHAN山 will also promote the vibrant modern culture of today’s China, connecting both old and new. SHAN山 will be a center that enhances and promotes these connections, giving the world a better understanding of China’s vibrant and rich culture.

Student: Junyan Lu
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
jlu12[at]sva.edu


A rendering of an experimental fashion complex called Fushion

Fushion by Gavin Xinze Li

“Fushion is an experimental space that aims to be a new prototype for a comprehensive fashion complex that combines research, design, manufacturing and fabrication.

“Fushion is located in a series of abandoned oil storage tanks on the Bronx seaside in New York City. The utilitarian and soon to be obsolete fossil fuel storage tank structures are reimagined for the 21st century where each is transformed into environments specialists that allow new fashion processes and ideas to develop and flourish.

“The complex and its reservoirs are connected with the addition of a giant raised cloud surface that functions as both a roof and an inspiring garden landscape. This cloud acts as a fabric draped over the existing monumental structures, softening the artifacts industrial sites and creating experiential spaces for workers and visitors.”

Student: Gavin Xinze Li
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
xli36[at]sva.edu


A rendering of a colorful venue to be used for live music

Jiabao Li Junction

“Chinese pop music has exploded over the past decade. Reality TV singing competition shows have created a large population of fans eager to see their singing idols for fan meetings and showcases. There is a market solid for stars and fans to interact with each other outside of large concert halls.

“Small, intimate concert halls would be ideal places for this to happen, giving fans and music audiences the opportunity to see current and future music stars. Intersection is a concert hall that will enhance the experience fans.

“In addition to live performances and intimate gathering spaces, it will be installed with the latest technologies such as XR and autostereoscopic, to create spaces that merge virtual and physical realities, enhancing and combining our digital and physical experiences with music. .”

Student: Jiabao Li
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
jli49[at]sva.edu


A render of Oasis, which is a foliage-filled sanity center

Yoojin Lee Oasis

“Mental health problems exist frequently in the United States and around the world. About one in five adults suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in any given year, but less than half of those affected receive treatment .

“Oasis is a mental health center that aims to treat people with mental illness who have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Barriers to mental health care are significant, with cost and social stigma being the main reasons for which many do not ask for help.

“Oasis will offer a variety of programs and activities, including psychotherapy, counseling and complementary health approaches focusing on diet, physical activity, art, nutrition, etc.

“The space will use the principles of biophilic design to create a calm and nurturing environment to help users begin and continue their healing journey.”

Student: Yoojin Lee
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
ylee145[at]sva.edu


A rendering of Refuge, a birding center located in the Jamaica Bay area of ​​Queens

Yudi Chen’s Refuge

“Refuge is a birding center located in the Jamaica Bay area of ​​Queens, New York. It is an all-weather city refuge and a haven for birds. The facility features different exhibits that showcase Jamaica Bay’s extraordinary flora and fauna, plant life, and ecological history.

“With the outbreak of the global epidemic, the harmony between humans, nature and animals has attracted more and more attention. More practical service guide attracts more people to come here to experience the charm of ecology – a veritable New York wildlife oasis for city kids.”

Student: Yudi Chen
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
ychen98[at]sva.edu


A photograph of Re:Centered, an Ariella Ahdut holistic health and wellness center

Re:Centered by Ariella Ahdut

“Being centered means having a point of reference, a place to come back to when life, stress and emotions throw you off balance.

“Re:Centered is a holistic health and wellness center based on the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The practice strives to maintain balance and harmony between body, mind and spirit. environment.

“These five elements represent how all aspects of human health, such as nutrition, movement and emotions, are interconnected with nature and our environment.

“This design also uses biophilic design principles to create a calm and functional space for users, helping them reduce anxiety and live more mindfully.

“Re:Centered is a welcoming space where people can gather, reflect, or have meaningful interactions with like-minded people who are embarking on a new health journey.”

Student: Ariella Ahdut
Course: Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
aahdut[at]sva.edu


A rendering of a community center with hanging lights

Long Island City Community Center by Shuangyu Xi

“Long Island City is a vibrant community in Queens, New York that is experiencing substantial growth and change. The population has grown more than 100% between 2010 and 2020 and has a young median age of 34.

“To support the new and existing population, this new LIC Community Center (LICCC) is created to reflect the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

“The LICCC will be a gathering space for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together for structured and unstructured activities throughout the day and evening.”

Student: Shuangyu Xi
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
she[at]sva.edu


Haven of Xiran Geng

“Our industrial heritage leaves behind not only physical landmarks that embody past memories, but also the trajectory from past to present and future. These buildings are a record of our collective history and memories of our ever-changing city.

“Haven is a reimagined transient manufacturing-serving residential community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The planned 3.3 gigawatt wind farm off Long Island will be assembled at this industrial heritage site.

“The new workforce at this new economy manufacturing hub could be the start of a renaissance for manufacturing jobs in New York City. Haven will be a hub connecting builders, researchers, engineers and scientists.

“Located within walking distance of the Turbine Assembly Facility, Haven residents will set a new standard for industry-funded housing.”

Student: Xiran Geng
Course: Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
xirangeng[at]gmail.com


Homemade by Sky Morales

“Homegrown is an urban agricultural center focused on education and production. It serves as a model for solving food accessibility issues and provides resources for independent agriculture in urban spaces.

“Celebrating food is important, not only to learn how to grow it in the city, but also to connect with what can be grown. Homegrown was created with the intention of reconnecting people to their community.

“In this center, spaces are programmed to fuel curiosity and allow community members to engage with each other as well as with their surroundings.”

Student: heaven morals
Course:
Main thesis
Tutors:
Gita Nandan and Anthony Lee
E-mail:
smorales3[at]sva.edu

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