AIACCC Student Design Award | Cal Poly Thesis Award
Advisor: Doug Jackson
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The ordinary, the habitual, the recurrent, the mundane, the banal, the ugly and the chaotic; the largely ignored visual majority of our daily urban experience that makes up the “Junkspace” of our cities. These spaces, left-over and in-between, are largely taken for granted and reduced to ordinary and unselfconsciously accepted backgrounds. We navigate through them, we wait in them, we ignore them as much as we miss them.
This loss of identity and connectivity we have with our physical environment pushes us further into an engagement with media and towards a general submergence into the Network.
The lived-in world, full of the subtlety and significance of everyday experiences, is subject to a weakening of people’s perception of the identity of place. Architecture is reduced to a consumerist article and the inhabitants to mere consumers. There is a certain sterility to current urban spaces and dwellings that does not cater to the needs of people such as the dreadful monotony of endless rows of identical houses - an assault to the personality, freedom and humanity of the city.