After the crash : reclaiming Bangkok's city of ghosts
Author(s)Moore, Kevin M., M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Reclaiming Bangkok's city of ghosts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This thesis addresses the issue of ghost buildings in Bangkok, Thailand - buildings left unfinished since the financial crisis of 1997. Predicated by massive foreign investment, profligate lending and speculative construction, the crash left over five hundred 'interrupted' projects - buildings upwards of fifty storeys - standing as unwelcome monuments to global capital run amok. This project proposes reclamation strategies that would enable 'small agents' to inhabit and revive the abandoned structures. The design intends to echo both the populist, nativist movement that has taken root in post-crash Thailand, as well as the myriad informal systems that allow the overtaxed city of Bangkok to function vibrantly.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2010."February 2010." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-68).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology