Posted by Paul Malo on June 27, 2002 at 08:51:08:
In Reply to: The germ of a thesis posted by nish on June 26, 2002 at 02:53:13:
These are very thoughful topics, but are very general if you're expected to design a particular building. I don't see #1 leading to a design direction, while #3 could result in disaster (anti-architecture). #2 might yield something, IF your faculty is receptive to indeterminate architecture.
I recall, for instance, a proposal for low-income housing in Puerto Rico that in effect would be a high-rise barrio (or do-it-yourself community). The design proposed a cage equipped with utilities. Residents could plug into this matrix thier own units--somewhat like kids building tree houses.
Naturally, the final form of such a project is unpredictable, and some critics regard this as unarchitectural, for this reason. You should determine the views of your faculty before embarking on this sort of enterprise.