ROMANIA

MEDS BUCHAREST CITY OF CONTRASTS
14 days / 250 participants
17 workshops / 6 speakers
One amazing experience

2016, August 1-15
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Winkle

The aim of the workshop was to create a pavillion with a series of benches and swings inside, all made out of plastic agricultural string, which as a material gives a lot of unique possibilities. The project explores the possiblities of manual string manipulation, based on traditional weaving and hanging techniques, while applying the principales of ruled geometries, to create an consistent architectural space made out of various elements. The construction required around 30km of string.

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Parcare Publica

Parcare Publică is a workshop inspired by the idea of lack of space availability of apartments, where the consequences of architecture programs resulted from the communist regime have dictated lives full of compromises in many urban communities.
The three Italian architects Matteo Verazzi, Andrea Marinò and Alexandra Deganutti, starting from the master thesis work of Matteo, have come up with an unusual solution.

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Vision

vsOn is an open platform for experimentation in new media art that uses augmented/mixed/virtual reality media, it is an art gallery, a visionary space for digital art created by artists all over the world, is a portal between physical and digital worlds. The vision is to generate a community of new media artists and help them expose their art to the public through an open platform, a digital framework and a physical one.

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Mind the gap

The main concept was to pay attention in the world around us and to look into another perspective for the city contrasts.
The workshop proposal was teach in a artistic way how the photography can help us to have a different kind of look, to be open minded with other realities.

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Pontune

PONTUNE is a lake intervention workshop in Herastrau Park. Composed of a floating deck and three floating sound installations, the structures have been built by a team of 13 architecture and design students from Europe and Asia, together with the project tutor Iulia Dana Baceanu. The intervention aims to mediate the contrasting user patterns of the park that spans on the surface of approximately 170 football fields. Overcrowding, uneven use and gentrification are some of the biggest problems the park faces daily.

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Captura

The name Captura means „capture“ in Romanian. With that name we wanted to communicate the soul of our workshop, which is to capture the experience and the should of MEDS during those two weeks. The workshop was lead by a team of three tutors: Nuretdin Seker, Patrick Birke and myself (Santiago Rubio). And our goal was that at the end oft he workshop every participant had not only learned the basics of photography and photographic equipment but also have a small finished project to show to the MEDS community.

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Cube Tube

CubeTube is designed as an installation / urban furniture / pavilion / interactive wall and its functions contrasted by itself. Other contrast is its form and parts that are made of circular forms that make up into a square basis. Also, there is a contrast in between the dimensions of the tubes, and also between the parts that are on the ground and those that float in the air.

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Ears On Nature

The tumult of activities and daily routine increasingly keeps apart urban residents from nature. Since 2000, James Wines introduces in his book, Green Architecture, the concept of eco-psychology.

Eco-psychology, as an area of science, is based on the idea of helping people realize the seriousness of alienation from the natural environment and guide them to find their own ways to reconnect with it, rather than to use introspection as a method of retrieval. Psychologist Theodore

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Buciumrest

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Building Knot

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Calup

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Skin

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Summergarden

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The Little Bucharest

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Tree of Life

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