Date of Award
Master of Architecture
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Sihvonen, Matt V., "RETHINK!NG METABOLISM: Regenerative Architecture as an Urban Solution" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 942.