Sea Change – Edge of the sea – Dalia Munenzon

The water’s edge is an area we have come to find all too recently is an area that needs to be developed and approached delicately and with smart design, as NYC is still recovering from recent floods and even Rome is dealing with recent high waters.  However Dalia Munenzon project deals with the city of Ashdod and its overlapping edge between the city and the sea front.  The city’s water edge has not been defined.  The design takes an intriguing approach with an understanding of the rising water and changing sand dunes to design a water front that is adaptable with nature.  Check it out after the jump.

STUDENT: Dalia Munenzon
Israel Institute of technology
PROFESSORS:  Els verbakel
YEAR: 2011

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A Defensive Architecture- Nicholas Szczepaniak, University of Westminster

Today’s project is from back in 2009.  A RIBA President’s Medal winner, by Nicholas at the University of Westminster SoA. Designed as a set of defensive structures, withstanding climate change to prevent damage to the landscape.  The structures also act as libraries of human knowledge.
STUDENT: Nicholas Szczepaniak
SCHOOL: University of Westminster
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