Thesis: Shift House

I recently came across an old .mpg file of my aforementioned Thesis Project that I had on one of my older external hard drives. I've uploaded it to myspace and youtube. A brief synapsis follows: The proceeding dialogue explores the possibilities involved in enhancing the role of a prefabricated architecture. Within this line of questioning arise questions on both the architecture's impact on the site and the site's impact on the architecture. The landscape explored in this investigation is one of a shifting nature. These shifts occur due to natural and unnatural influences. Through examination of a shifted site, i.e. a disaster scenario, the restructuring of the architectural dialog can question the way we inhabit disaster-prone instances. How do we approach a small scale project and its possible impact on a larger scale? How do we conceptualize an idea about assemblage and adaption? How do we capture the significance of place with respect to a transportable structure? Does the answer lie in the reflection of movement in architecture as form, as place, or as an approach to living? All these variables contribute to specifically creating a new form of modular architecture and its attachment, rather than detachment to site. As a collective comprehensive conclusion, disaster-responsive architecture responds primarily to the site: its conditions, materials, their characteristics, deployment, the procedure, and incorporation of the long term affects on the building's temporal positioning. I will take this opportunity to clarify the previous statements suggesting the duality of the project's intent. It is best defined as a process that has been defined and refined. Here's the video: Thesis Project: Shift House

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