Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

speculative, DIY, customization, individualism

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

We are hypothesizing a potential future reality where architecture is in the hands of the common person, projecting the idea of mass customization and the expanding scope of DIY into the larger scale of ‘building.’ Hyper-individualism, experimentation, and expressionism characterize this ‘world’ because increases in technology have led to there being little commitment and consequence attached to actions and ‘building’. Technology works harder for us; and as we work less, we play more.

Our values and lifestyles are echoed in our architecture; what, then, is the condition an urban landscape focusing on individualism and mass customization? In this story, architecture is eclectic, temporary, experiential, and ever-changing. It is characterized by spaces of leisure and spectacle.

Additional Information

This thesis received Honorable Mention.

Thesis Advisors: Brian Lonsway with Amber Bartosh and Ivan Bernal

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