Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1113

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-25-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

James Williamson

Committee Member

Steve Auterman

Committee Member

Pamela Hurley

Abstract

This thesis will develop an architectural methodology that provides an alternative to the wasteful and restrictive approaches often used in urban development fueled predominantly by pecuniary considerations. Inspiration will be drawn from one of the last major architectural movements, Metabolism, to elicit the ideals that made “Japanese Postmodernism” unique. A specific criticism will be directed at one of the movement’s centerpieces, the Nakagin Capsule Tower, to uncover the reasons for its demise and to capture the essential values that drove the project’s design. This research will provide a strong foothold as this thesis tests the present-day validity of adaptive architecture in Memphis, Tennessee.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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