Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor

Amelyn Ng

Second Advisor

Carl Lostritto

Third Advisor

Shou Jie Eng


This thesis investigates, analyzes, and fictionalizes scaffolds, seeing scaffolds as a medium (that which is being neglected and unquestioned), a mediator (that which is actively executing shaping powers), and a to-be-mediated being (that which requires to be reimagined). Scaffolds in this thesis is registered as a polydimensional group of frameworks, tools, and agreements, ranging from scaffolds in the built environment, architectural drawing convention, CAD program interfaces and interaction modalities, and codes and scripts behind the digital programs. Together, these scaffolds simultaneously enable and prescribe architectural design processes. The project aims to make the scaffolds seen, de-familiarized, and rediscovered. The current outcome of the thesis consists of a collection of speculative, either representational or performative pieces, each being about a certain type of scaffold or certain aspects of a scaffold.


View exhibition online: Yingyi Mo (Mono), Scaffolding: Medium, Mediator, Mediated

Included in

Architecture Commons



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