Architecture as an interface Architecture, for me, is an interface capable of re-bridging the connection between nature and the manmade world. Architecture, instead of a lifeless container for human beings, is a diverse, complex system or infrastructure that can adapt to our surroundings. It can not only accommodate humans, but also has the potential to mitigate environmental dilemmas or, minimally, increasing awareness of them. During my territory of investigation at Cornell, a multidisciplinary approach is indispensable, since it empowers architecture to be explored more innovative possibilities and experimental practices. Within this year, I specifically focus on five different relationship between ecology and architecture through exploring the intersection of human civilization and the natural world. They utilized various methodologies approaching to architecture, including ecological research with insects and algae, specific site research in Harlem neighborhood, Washington Square park, industrial zone in Armenia, and experimental process related to augmented and virtual reality for producing digitalized ecology. Arch[e]ology refers to the interface between architecture and ecology, which concludes the design projects I was involving throughout my study at Cornell. It aims to present interdisciplinary aspect of architecture, and conveys the notion of architecture nowadays is boundary-less. It is potentially able to transform the modern architectural typology, to overturn the architecture we have being taken for granted, and to rethink the problematic issues within our society.
Urbanism; industrial zone; architecture; Augmented Reality; Ecology
Sabin, Jenny E.
Dogan, Timur Kamil
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis