Architecture Without Architects
This portfolio is a manifestation of an ongoing investigation of understanding the agency of architecture in our current built environment. Through illustrations and writings, I elaborated my research and understanding of architecture in the area of my TI (Territory of Investigation) - Architecture and Discourse. It mainly consists of two different studio explorations (ARCH 7712 - Rational Form Making) (ARCH 7113 - Universum Carrousel Journey), and elective courseworks related to my Territory of Investigations (ARCH 6308 - Shinohara Kazuo and Contemporary Arch in Japan) (ARCH 6408 - Robots, Cyborgs, and Architecture) (ARCH 6408 PhotoArch/Collective Fictions) (ARCH 6309 - Principles, Theories, and Elements in Japanese Architecture and Gardens). In the research, I attempt to challenge the idealistic role of architects in defining the future of our built environment. With the advancement of technology, methods of building, and materials in this postmodernism era, certain changes, inventions, and evolution of styles are inevitable. The title “Architecture Without Architects” summarizes the modern trend where the essence of architecture is often neglected and overcome by aesthetic, ego, and power. A phenomenon that leads us to the question of “to what degree is the role of vernacular architecture transpiring in this 21st century, when glass and steel towers proliferate and the homogeneity of urban fabric increases?” Therefore, in this research I would like to explore how architects can adopt the essence of vernacular architecture while still maintaining the integrity and aspects of post-modern architecture. The research is concluded with comprehensive illustrations and supplemental materials of my work to support the respective investigation.
Master of Science
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dissertation or thesis
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