A flexible infra-architectural system for a Hybrid Shanghai
Author(s)Luna, Rafael (Rafael Alberto)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Yung Ho Chang.
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The increasing migration from a rural to an urban setting has lead to a rapid expansion of metropolitan areas around world (50% of the world population lives in cities). The demand for living and working spaces inside the city has generated a rapid turnaround of building stock. In rapid developing cities like Shanghai, neighborhoods are replaced by higher density buildings every 30 to 40 years. Areas of extreme diversity in population and program have been replaced by high density residential towers that generate a monoculture and lose the richness of the hybrid city. Cities like Tokyo have generated self-conscious bad architecture as a result of the pressures of its high density, and increasing land value. This culture of high density has responded with new hybrid typologies that efficiently optimize real estate into a continuous fl ow of the city through its buildings. In order for cities to maintain a steady growth with adequate living conditions, it is important to hybridize infrastructure with building stock that generates a fluid metropolitan culture.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2010.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 77).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology