© No-Man's-Land, Orit Theuer

7th edition IS Arch Awards

for architecture students 2016

 

Orit Theuer and Aiste Ambrazeviciute

 

Second prize winners

No-Man's-Land, Orit Theuer

 

Special mentions

Imaginary Folklore, Aiste Ambrazeviciute

 

IS ARCH AWARDS 2016

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Master Thesis Orit Theuer


7th edition IS Arch Awards

for architecture students 2016

No-Man's-Land, Orit Theuer

The title No-Man’s-Land refers to the territory between the armistice lines between Israel and Palestine. By each ruling empire another border was drawn in the region today known as Israel, Palestine.
The socio political situation between Israel and Palestine has undergone as many changes as their boundaries and creates a variety of social and economical barriers. One barrier is civil marriage, a big controversy in Israel, since it does not exist. Through that politics prevent a union between the two peoples. I interpret this situation as a socio political No-Man’s-Land.
The architecture of Veil introduces a space for interfaith weddings within the No-Man’s Land in Jerusalem, right in the center of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
The veil represents the metaphysical border between the wedding people, that gets dissolved during the ceremony. The changing geometry of the cloth also represents the vagueness of the border and the changing power relations.

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Master Thesis                
Aiste Ambrazeviciute


7th edition IS Arch Awards

for architecture students 2016

Imaginary Folklore, Aiste Ambrazeviciute

Geographical position and abundance of forests have determined the spread of wood as the main building material of Lithuania in 20th century. Therefore, Lithuania holds a rich collection of woodenware and reminiscences of wooden architecture with the outstanding ornamentation. Due to industrialization and standardized building products, material’s innate characteristics and inherent heterogeneity remain largely neglected and unexplored. Assembly lines caused a world made of parts, framing the imagination to think about the objects as assemblies of discrete parts with distinct functions. But there are no homogenous material assemblies in nature. We enter an age of digital fabrication, with compound wood materials allowing for reliable properties and milling technology enabling complete manipulation of solid wood. As a result, project’s design is based on the complex wood anatomy and material investigation, combining various scales and parts of wood, which enabled to discover new unseen forms out of wood.