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Analysis and Solution Exploration of Design Issues of Group-Form Megastructure

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Title: Analysis and Solution Exploration of Design Issues of Group-Form Megastructure
Authors: Yang, Xu
Advisor: Yeh, Raymond
Issue Date: May 2014
Abstract: With the evolution of Megastructures, these ideas remain as utopias that have not taken research to applied practice. They continue to be explored as mere futuristic designs for backdrops in movies, comic books or magazines. These ideals of the mega have progressed toward becoming a reality that exploration of these design issues towards practice is necessary. As non-traditional structures, spatial composition and form symbolizes the creative base for the classic case studies and analyzes the possibilities of establishing various urban space systems Chapter 1 provides the research background, objectives and methodology. Chapter 2 outlines the history and development of the Megastructure from the Chicago School, the Alger‘s Plan of Le Corbusier (1930‘s) to the systematic discussion of Megastructure by Fumihiko Maki (1960‘s) originated. Chapter 3 defines the Megastructure, its types, Integral-Form and Group Form. Chapter 4 discusses related cases influenced by the Group Form and Megastructures from two possible configurations. By the abstract and transforming of traditional horizontal cities, Chapters 5 and 6 address building the urban space model of the Group-Form Megastructure and lists the design guidelines. Finally, Chapter 7 summarizes the findings that the challenge for current architecture is the adaptive changes of the community‘s organizational system that is being applied to an aggressive urbanization society.
Pages/Duration: 133 pages
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