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Emergent Alternative Home 2050

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Title: Emergent Alternative Home 2050
Authors: Wadu Thanthrige, Cham
Advisor: Rockwood, David
Issue Date: May 2013
Abstract: Designing for a time beyond the immediate future has potentials for new dialogues. This approach challenges the designer to reconsider the point of departure, societal, contextual and other dynamics, techniques and available materials. Endeavors such as this also promote the opportunity to envision architectural inventions, and new concepts better suited for future. My project aims to find a prototype home for the future 2050, envisioning a design solution for a tropical urban environment. A series of chronological scenarios across a selected time line investigates the preferred future home. An architectural genealogy and emerging techniques suitable for the context are presented to solidify the overarching theme. My design proposal provides the necessary proof or evidence for this doctorate project, and tests my hypothesis for a synthetic organic Emergent Alternative Home 2050. Biotechnology, nanotechnology and biomimetic manifestations propagate a reductive, performative, and generative design. In turn, this leads to investigation of accurate, efficient, near intelligent, mass fabricated, low cost materials, components and systems. Self-assembly, flexibility and positive environmental footprint are forecasted for the future home 2050.
Pages/Duration: 183 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/45651
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