M. ARCH I
Adaptive Reuse, Architecture, Corporate Architecture, Integration, Mixed Use
Architectural Technology | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Growth and Development | Other Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Work, Economy and Organizations
A large portion of office space has been left vacant, and thus provides no beneficial program to its remaining occupants or the local urbanity it is surrounded by. When considering what can be done with this vacant space, the primary motivation should be to integrate a program which does the opposite: a program which positively disrupts its existing context to hybridize and improve the current outdated programmatic arrangement. To insert a residential program into an existing office tower both disrupts and enhances the rigorous flows of our working and our domestic lives. The predefined universal concept of the ‘working-day’ is no longer applicable to the way we work and live: the boundaries of our time and priorities no longer fall strictly within a daily 9-5 schedule. As the relationship between time spent working and living is blurred, so too should its environment.
Winawer, Greg, "Socializing Vacancy: An Architectural Thesis" (2021). Architecture Senior Theses. 489.
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