Assimilating hybridized architecture
Author(s)Wu, Jane C., 1977-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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The thesis searches for means of operation to deal with hybridized architecture. As a conceptual framework, sociology theory appears to be an insightful precedent, for it analyzes and classifies how multiple constituents join together. Sociologist Milton Gordon delineates three assimilation processes; these include Anglo Conformity, Cultural Pluralism, and Melting Pot. From these theories, it is suspected that the Melting Pot model has the most potential for generating unconventional program usage while being the most challenging model in reconciling pre-determined functions. The thesis uses the Melting Pot model as a means of operation to push the limits of assimilating hybridized architecture. Anglo Conformity is when an individual gives up his/her attribute to fit into the larger context. It can be represented as A + B + C = A, assuming A is the majority. Cultural Pluralism also known as the "salad bowl," is when different individuals keep their own qualities while sharing common interests. A + B + C = A + B + C. Melting Pot is when different individuals merge together by absorbing and contributing each individual's quality; out of this interaction comes a new entity.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-107).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology