Water and Architecture: An Amphibious Solution to Urban Flooding
Asson, Bryan Jonathan
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This thesis intends to address the phenomenon of urban erosion through an understanding and application of Metabolist principles. One of the core elements of the Metabolist movement is a versatile was a megastructure that would create a framework onto which program modules could be attached. Currently, cities like Cape Town in South Africa seek refuge as the water crisis looms overhead. However, In the United States continues to debate whether global warming is an issue. With storms and sea level changes becoming more prevalent it is clear that many cities and suburbs are at risk of being caught under water. At its core, this thesis exploration seeks to create proactive solutions to this global challenge by connecting people to the ecological systems that surround them. To achieve this, this thesis will look to determine place making modules and the interplay between a living space, a home, a community and an ecology.