Our Floating City Project – Architectural Design Contest held in the Spring of 2015 was organized in partnership with DeltaSync (Netherlands) and judged by an international panel of experts (see bios under).

Tom Di Santo is a companion in M:OME and an Associate Professor in the Architecture Division at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, exactly where he teaches design and style, theory, representation and the implementation of sustainable principles. He achieved his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and earned a Master of Architecture degree ( II) from L’Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Defense. His interests range from family (wife Eva and children Trinity and Nico) to watercolours, from poetry to music, from furniture to design-develop, from graphic design to fine art and film, and from photography to travel.

Waterfront Metropolitan Park, positioned on the coast of the Amur Bay in the central element of city, is to turn into the biggest single multifunctional green space of around 20 hectares, residence to each recreational and cultural activities. Currently it is a heavily polluted area with parking lots, industrial warehouses and garbage dumps. It would have a connection with Pokrovskiy Park by means of the extension of Krasnogo Znameni Prospect through a succession of embankments and boulevards. Realization of this project would contribute to the improvement of the green infrastructure in downtown Vladivostok.

Gray blocks = the pop-up shapes that you will see from the front. When the paper is folded in half and held at 90 degrees, these gray blocks will stand vertically. The larger gray block is the main pop-up shape, whilst the smaller gray block is the secondary pop-up shape.

The crowd was at one point so rowdy that Andrew Jackson had to climb out of a White Residence window to escape the mob. There seemed to be no way to disperse the mob, that is till someone had the bright concept to place massive tubs of punch and liquor outdoors.

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