Ephemeral Architecture: Modular Fabrication for an Adaptable Architecture
Ferraz, Guilherme Batista
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: pages 93-95
"Over time, the urban fabric of a city changes with economic and social fluctuations. Just like the state of the economy, buildings of the city oscillate in form, shape, and purpose. These changes in the urban fabric come at no small cost. There are large financial, social, and urban implications whether demolishing or constructing a building or adaptively reusing it to meet current demands. By applying principles of industrialization in architectural construction, it is possible to design a solution that anticipates the changes of a building, minimizing the cost and time demands of the process of replacing or altering the building to better suit changing circumstances. Therefore, the objective is to devise an architectural design that is responsive to the fluctuations of the urban fabric and minimally expensive, while providing an innovative lifestyle experience to its user."
Keywords: fabrication, urban fabric, urban decay, systems theory, joint theory, building abandonment, modularity, adaptable architecture
CHAIR: Singeisen, Scott R.
PDF : 95 pages, color illustrations, color maps, plans
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