This collection of projects are drawn from across work being produced by students at the Institute during the Spring and Summer ’20 semesters.
This collection of work demonstrates the depth and breadth of the work being produced around areas of sustainability. Work highlighted in this collection of student work highlights the themes of this semester’s Pratt Earth Action Week – Race, Health, and Climate.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
This studio proposes locating a waste-to-energy, recycling center, ferry terminal and museum focusing on the Anthropocene.
(un)Natural Ecologies : New Natures is a project that stems from the idea that Architecture is essentially an extension of nature into the man-made.
The project aims re-imagine the streets of the 21st century and explore the possibility of using carbon extracted from the atmosphere through carbon sequestration to develop glossy monolithic landscapes, thus reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and creating a ‘new nature’.
The houses along Governors Island Noland Park offer a model for developing a prototype of interiorized wilderness.
The proposed urban model consists of a civic initiative that integrates public space with an environmental consciousness through plastic recycling.
The Manhattan site is adjacent to the East River shoreline and the East River Park and the program is an energy-from-waste plant, with a free-diving training facility.
The project emphasizes contemporary and near future speculations in design, that complement the changing social and environmental needs of present times.
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
This project examines a design precedent, Design Out Waste, created by The Agency of Design.
A portable compost trommel facilitates the capacity of a community garden or a network of gardens to become self-sufficient in producing their own high-quality compost on-site.
This project involved delving into the extraction, materials processing, and production of a product that we owned and redesigning it to be more sustainable.
Students | Kusbandono, Rachel Meyers, Abigail Wiantono, Chotika RakphuakFaculty | Rachel Starobinsky, Yutaka TakiuraGraduate Design Management Educating children in Indonesia to ignite sustainable behavior change about floods through storytelling using a comic. These are our thought processes in proceeding to design in an environment with low literacy but high engagement of visual media.
This project looks at salinity intrusion in coastal Bangladesh, caused by increasingly severe flooding, cyclones, and sea-level rise.
This project proposes two methods of sustainable design to address food spoilage that hinders the progress of female farmers in Ansongo, Mali.
SCHOOL OF DESIGN
‘Symbiosis’ is a capsule hotel apartment set in the Soho area of New York that introduces and educates visitors and occupants the combination of city life and urban farming.
This project is an attempt to use color to represent the physical changes of water.
The shelter is designed to filter the polluted air, leave clean air inside for 2-3 people to stay during the annual wildfire period.
Physical bodies and physical space share a universal element: water. Physical bodies are 60% water, while spatial ones contain plumbing apparatus.
Interior space can be appropriated for the mutual cohabitation by multiple species in the creation of a vertical urban ecosystem.
Shelter protects us from the elements but also separates us from the benefits that the natural ecosystem has to offer.
This thesis proposal relocates an abandoned building from the Staten Island Farm Colony to the United Nations Headquarters as a transplanted, and upcycled site for environmental policy change.
Wearable habitations and spaces are created for homeless people through reusing discarded fabrics.
Informed by a desire to critique the waste and superabundance of capitalist consumer culture, this thesis project challenges the socio-cultural condition resulting from global hyper-consumerism.
We are going to extend a sustainable brand Natoora, which is a supplier of high-quality fruit and vegetables.
With the confusion of missing airplane accidents frequently happened from 2014, ‘How might we let messages be passed or preserved after an air crash in the ocean’ is asked.
No-till farming is developed since 1970s as a sustainable replacement of traditional farming, but the system is very complex and difficult to be localized.
SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
This project consists of a dinner place setting of a variety of types of seafood. The seafood is made from clear plastic bags with the outlines of the sea creatures.
With the increasing need for energy self-sufficiency, Indian energy departments and private investors aim to embark on hydraulic fracturing within the Indian basins, specifically Cambay and Krishna-Godavari.
The objective of this design is to spread awareness through social media about geothermal energy, allowing the general public to acknowledge its existence and its benefits.