Cybersecurity Lab, MCPC- Cleveland

Mercyhurst University announced today a $1 million investment from national technology company MCPc that will take the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences to the next level by accelerating the expansion of its innovative cybersecurity program.

Mercyhurst University has teamed up with Cleveland-based technology company MCPc, to create a state-of-the-art, cyber security network operation center.

"A space itself, has an impact on us,” said Keyman Asefi, a faculty member in Mercyhurst University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design.  “We spend 90 percent of our life indoor, and I believe the shape of our building will shape us."

The facility will house the university’s cyber and data analytic programs, offered by the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences.

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Student Union Northeast Pennsylvania, USA

Mercyhurst University

When Keyman Asefi describes the new student union at Mercyhurst North East, he calls it a product of "emotional architecture."

I dare you, says the Mercyhurst University architecture design instructor, to enter that space and not feel something — energy, vitality. There's even a corner for contentment.

"I tried to shape an environment on multiple levels where students could hang out together, or be on their own; a place where they could feel motivated and creative. The design features random platforms where you can sit or stretch out. Either way, you create your own seating. There's mini-golf and other games. There are custom-built study pods where you can be alone. I used vibrant colors and floor-to-ceiling glass that lets in lots of natural light, and there's green turf on the walls to absorb sound."

Source: http://www.thecorryjournal.com/north_east_news_journal/news/article_417ad9e4-ba4b-11e7-b81a-0b933b8604cb.html

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Contemporary Art Museum

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Given that window shopping is the most popular cultural activity in Kuala Lumpur, it may come as a surprise to visitors that the city has a thriving contemporary art scene. To be honest, it’s probably somewhat of a shock for many residents too. The main problem with seeing contemporary art in Kuala Lumpur is that much of it is so badly publicised. And even when the information is out there, the majority of the city’s best art spaces are in hard-to-find locations.

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Sales Gallery, Real State

This is a sales gallery proposal design project for Dijaya Corporation. The unique part of this design is its louver structure language where it can control the amount of sunlight entering the building and its exclusive interaction to environment. The whole floor plan has been design surrounded by water feature with an irreplaceable relationship. It’s surrounded by the very low deep pool to produce reflection from the sun through the louvers to create an innovating atmosphere. It has centralize floor plan organization where the center point is the show unit hall and the secondary spaces such as kids playroom, administration offices and real state department are connected. 

 

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Mosque Design

The mosque has been not only a place for religious practices but also a social space, allowing the formation of individual, social, and collective memories. Its spatial organization and central location in an urban or a rural settlement was developed to cultivate enduring practices, organize daily life, and accommodate social interactions among different socioeconomic groups. The secure position of the mosque as the center of daily life has shifted in varying degrees in different settings as a consequence of transformations in everyday life. In Malaysia, these transformations present a unique opportunity to critically examine the position of the mosque as a social space in a historical context and open a discussion of its spatial development with respect to the social, cultural, and political transformations shaped by the Republican reforms.

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