Civic Mutations

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The thesis I’m proposing challenges for a new view and direction in the design of spaces towards the connections of its users, activities and location by using the framework of social networking technologies as a foundation. At present, spaces and method of interaction are created in a rather linear manner, interaction between point A and point B using conventional method is only a one-way communication. Same for connection between A — C, B — C and A — X. Also, if situation arises, X can only communicate with C either through A or by way of X — A — B — C (Fig.1).



However, using the same framework underlying current social networking software, A,B,C and X can communicate within each other through a nucleus, thus creating a more interactive session between the four parties (Fig.2).



Using this application, interaction between A,B,C and X will be tested with a mixture of public and private programs. The complex as a whole will become a catalyst for future developments in the built-environment, perhaps a new methodology in urban planning. This research will aim to provide a deeper understanding in today’s culture, its social interaction and how its principle can be applied to designing a better environment for leisure, work and living. Put it simply, can architecture act as an agent for interaction between the residents within it and the city at large?


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