Date of Award
Master in Interior Architecture [Adaptive Reuse]
Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Studies indicate that every four years urban dwellers relocate. Given this phenomenon, the direction of urban housing development in mega cities now encourages the divestment of personal furnishings to support mobility. While efficient, the singular imprint of furnishings upon individual space is getting severely flattened by suggested shapes and built in furnishings that define the form of dwelling. Also, unlike suburbs, turbulent cities tend to make people live alone, making them lose their uniqueness in the process of adaptation.
This thesis lives in between the ideas of SuperStudio, Andrea Zitell, and Metabolism architecture. In that, the concept of “BLOCK CHAIN HOME” proposes the reclaiming of the deep complexity that informs and expressively molds a dwelling space. It starts by applying a grid system that accommodates a single system that can place modular boxes that contain spinnable floors and manipulatable screens throughout the city, such as Super Studio's 'SUPER SURFACE'. Within the concentric grid system and the circulation of modular components, this design not only creates a tendency of people to generate an intimate personal culture, and develop those cultures by connecting each other, but also provides people an opportunity to selectively occupy the space as much as necessary. Through this, the individuals with multiple personas that are scattered in a city by the nomadic lifestyle can reinforce the connectivity between themselves, their own unique form lifestyles, and the location of the city, just like block chain technology.
Lee, Jonggun, "Amending the idle: an analysis of urban idle spaces + third places" (2022). Masters Theses. 970.
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