Honorable Mentions - Architecture & Design:
|Project name: A Road to Today (click to view festival poster)|
STUDENTS: BEATRICE GOH, ARIEL RAO, JAKE CACCAMO, THOMAS KOYAMA, CHLOE MERRIAM
School: Mountain View High School | County: Santa Clara | City: Mountain View | Supervised by: Phil Wiechec
Beatrice Goh is currently a senior at Mountain View High School. She enjoys playing water polo and badminton, as well as discovering the intricate styles of architecture in the city. In Fall 2012, Beatrice will be pursuing a career in Architecture at Cornell University.
Ariel Rao is a 16 year old junior at Mountain View High School. She enjoys watching movies with her friends and playing sports. Ariel is constantly exploring the various forms of architecture and is taking courses in Architectural Design and Engineering. She also helped start the architecture club at her high school.
Jake Caccamo is a 17 year old junior attending Mountain View High School in California. He enjoys soccer, playing video games, hanging out with friends and occasionally drawing a design or two on Sketch-Up! He is hard-working and is interested in possibly pursuing a career in architecture. He is currently enrolled in the Architecture elective course and is learning the fundamentals of a unique and interesting industry.
Thomas Koyama is an 18 year old senior at Mountain View High School. He is an avid basketball player and enjoys hanging with friends. In Fall 2012, Thomas will be pursuing a career in Architecture at Northeastern University.
Chloe Merriam is a junior at Mountain View High School. She is interested in Architecture and is part of both her school's architecture club and an outside club that deals with all aspects of building, from design to construction. She is interested in the future of building and all of the "green" possibilities. She likes spending time with her family, friends and dog Roxy as well, when not busy with school.
Summary: Eco friendly self sustaining museum based on energy efficiency and sustainability that integrates nature into its architecture.
Drawing from aspects of nature, we designed the structure based upon the free form concepts of nature that create balance. Inspired by our surroundings, we utilized the design of a blooming flower. When it rains, the slanted roofs direct the water into a funnel that transports it to an underground tank. This water is then recycled and used for irrigation and other purposes. Solar panels installed within the double paneled windows capture the sunlight, much like the petals of a flower, and converts it to usable energy. In addition, each room is off-centered as well as maintain glass roofs in order to maximize the natural lighting received, creating an ecologically conscious museum.
As a flower has petals, each main historic time period is represented separately in rooms that protrude from the main circular building, each extending and maximizing the sunlight received. Each room is off - centered so that sunlight will reach each room equally and from all sides. In order for each room to utilize the lighting to its fullest extent, the roofs and windows are made of glass with integrated solar panels to capture sunlight and convert it to usable energy. Natural lighting replaces the expensive, energy consuming electricity. In addition, the roofs are slanted to direct rain water into an underground tank that can be used for irrigation purposes. There is a funnel from the top of the building that directs all water to be recycled. The funnel can be seen within the interior of the museum.
ILARIA MARELLI (ITALY)
DESIGNER COMMENT TO STUDENTS
I'm always interested by innovative architectural projects, especially with a strong natural component.
I found NA concept very interesting and I appreciated the study of recycling systems.
Be eco-friendly it's absolutely necessary nowadays and students showed the right approach to public spaces planning.
Planning spaces for public enjoyment requires a systematic approach: flow analysis, identification of the various users, study of materials features , and of course the creation of a unique and recognisable identity.
Our metropolitan lifestyle, moreover, leads us to develop a subconscious desire for nature, which we tame or interpret, and try to bring into the public spaces.
For this reason, in my opinion it's more and more important that street furniture can engage fully in a constructive dialogue with the surrounding landscape.
With this perspective I projected the bench Pank, metaphor of the relationship between natural and artificial, an ever-changing relation.
Street bench with drilled metal mesh structure, Pank is shaped to be usable at 360° and to ease people flow.
DESIGNER COMMENT ON CADW
California Dream Week is a very interesting initiative to invest in the creativity of young professionals, to visualize and render desirable proposals for sustainability that are accessible and achievable.
With pleasure I support young designers promotion and I'm glad to participate to California Dream Week for the second year.
ABOUT ILARIA MARELLI
Ilaria Marelli, architect and designer, opened ilaria marelli studio creative lab in 2004, providing services and projects in architecture, design, interior and exhibit design. She collaborates with International design companies and brands such as Cappellini, Cassina, Zanotta, Fiam, Coro, Bonaldo, Axil, E&Y, Coin, Invicta, Lancia and Tivoli Audio designing products and collections, investigating both on industrial and mass production and on limited editions and one-offs for international exhibitions. She has developed exhibit design for the world of fashion and design, showrooms and residential interiors. Interested in the social and cultural aspects of design processes, she is promoting the first project of co-housing in Italy, teaches Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano and collaborates on projects of applied research with Poli.Design. In 2007, Ilaria Marelli was designated by the Italian Culture Ministry to be member of the first Italian Design Council and has received the MILANODONNA Award 2008, "Giovani Donne" (young women) category, founded and assigned by Milan mayor Letizia Moratti.
Project name: Zero Impact (click to view festival poster) Top
STUDENTS: MASON GEYER and CAMERON HOYT
School: Oak Ridge High School | County: El Dorado | City: El Dorado Hills | Supervised by: Chris Angi
Mason Geyer has studied architecture and design at Oak Ridge High school and been part of the Ace (Architecture, construction, engineering) Mentoring program for 3 years. Through this program he has discovered a love for the design of homes that can be green and self energy producing. In his first year at Oak Ridge, he received 3rd place at the state fair on a home he designed. He has also started to help teaching the architecture class, helping students on the computer and demonstrating how to create plans. He has designed many homes and hopes to have a career in architecture someday.
Cameron Hoyt has loved architecture since he first discovered Legos. He has studied architecture and design in high school and participated in the ACE (architecture, construction, and engineering) Mentor Program, which has chosen Cameron as one of the top three student architects in Northern California. For the past two years, his high school has been awarded the green award which awards the project that uses the best green or energy efficient drawings or concepts and he has been awarded as construction manager. He dreams to teach architecture to high school students and help them learn new tactics for energy efficiency.
Summary: This project is a low carbon footprint building that reduces energy consumption via the use of modern techniques, energy saving technologies, and materials and waste reuse. Aesthetic properties are also part of the project and show a residential building and guest house with pleasant modern design.
The concept provides an integrated system that includes solutions for both energy production and savings. Solar panels, wind turbines, solar blinds, waste management and compost are the green technologies that help the system producing its own energy while for low energy consumption the structure is provided with a variety of solutions such as car charging station, recycled jean fabric for wall insulation, geothermic heat production, water recycle for gardening, running water to cool interiors and green living roof.
EUNHAK KIM (SOUTH KOREA)
DESIGNER COMMENT TO STUDENTS
Mason and Cameron's concept - two Zero Impact homes, both in terms of environmental impact and energy use - even if beyond today's technology, are conceivably feasible. As technology becomes more influenced by real life needs, this design could be developed.
About Designers Project
I was inspired by Mason and Cameron's concept of generating 100% of the energy from natural and "green" environments to achieve their "Zero Impact" homes. I drew upon this in the design of a light system using solar energy comprised of two essential elements:
a) A stand incorporating an energy panel to store solar energy, and
b) A variety of acrylic shapes that may be stacked and arranged in any order.
A weight sensor incorporated within the energy panel is activated when the acrylic shapes are positioned upon the stand. The light generated is diffused through the opaque acrylic shapes, much like a light bulb. The ability to constantly reinvent the shape of the lamp provides a playful element to the product.
DESIGNER COMMENT ON CADW
Through the work of students, their dreams give inspiration and are the starting point for professional designers. I find this concept about CADW very innovative and fresh.
ABOUT EUNHAK KIM
Born in 1981 in Busan, South Korea, he received bachelor of design in furniture and industrial art.
He currently works at "Eun Hak Kim design studio" as art director in non-design group mainly focusing on designing furniture, light, living supplies. As learning design, he has laid more emphasis on manual arts and crafts than the mass production from factories. As a result, he likes purity and natural impression of folk art more than ostentatious decorations. Hence he keeps enhancing his current designs favoring handcrafted artwork.
Project name: Solar Powered Eco - Comercial Building (click to view festival poster) Top
STUDENT: MATTHEW HUTTER
School: Chico Senior High School | County: Butte | City: Chico
Grade: 11 | Age: 18
Supervised by: Gillian Bailey
Matt Hutter, born and raised in Chico, CA, is a 17 year old student at Chico Senior High School who tries to live life to the fullest. While growing up, he went to Notre Dame Catholic School in Chico for nine years and has participated in Boys Scouts of America since 2006. At Chico High, Matt is a well rounded student balancing volleyball, academics, and his social life. Matt has been taking Architecture Design & CAD classes for three years and is currently enrolled in a Butte County Regional Occupation Program (ROP) class; ROP CAD Drafting.
Now, sustainability and Eco-friendliness is a major concern in our society, especially when it comes to architecture. Building structures can use up large amounts of natural resources, nd damage the surrounding environment, but if a building is built with sustainability as a first priority, then it will give back to its surrounding environment.
This earth friendly commercial building, is fit for any business looking to give back to the environment. All materials used in this building as recycled to have a low environmental impact, and with an entire exterior wall equipped with enough solar panels to produce 12,480 watts of solar power, the building relies solely on the Sun for its electric energy. There is also a vertical garden which hangs on 3 of the 4 exterior sides of the building. this garden promotes a living environment, and improves oxygen qualities around the premises.JEONG-EUN LEE (SOUTH KOREA)
DESIGNER COMMENT TO STUDENT
Our future must be in harmony with nature. We are deeply concerned about the exhaustion of natural resources issues, but our ancestors lived wisely without energy resources. We can live a sustainable life with these ancestors' wisdom.
Artisan hand crafted methods can be one of the solutions that offer an alternative to mass-production systems that can squander resources. I was inspired by Matt Hutter's application of solar heat panels and in my reinterpretation designed a small size table for a small family, replacing solar heat panels with colorful bamboo mat, which represents a significant element of sustainability to me.
An everyday object can inspire extraordinary reactions. I hope people will feel an interrelationship between Matt's solar powered eco-commercial building and my table.
DESIGNER COMMENT ON CADW
I find very commendable the California Dream Week program.
Students have a venue to express their design philosophy with concerns about the environment and sustainability, while designers can also broaden their view of the world by thinking of young students.
California Dream Week also gives students and designers in many countries around the world a venue to unite and find a solution to present-day problems.
ABOUT JEONG-EUN LEE
Jeong-Eun Lee is a multi-faced craftsman and designer who is based in Seoul, South Korea.
After graduating from the Metal Art & Design faculty at Hong-Ik University, South Korea, Jeong-Eun launched her own design studio specialized in crafts and design. She continues to explore the significant relationship between crafts and materials by showcasing her works at various occasions. Being a diversify craftsman, she is now pursuing her new design collection and her very own showroom.