speculative, DIY, customization, individualism
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.
Flores-Siller, Olivia and Worthington, Steven, "I Want This! I Want That!: A Speculation on the Future Context of Architecture" (2017). Architecture Senior Theses. 382.
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