报告题目：Towards a globally sustainable “junk” architecture of Magnitude
报 告 人：Michael Jenson 副教授/副院长
In China’s attempts to come to terms with its rural to urban mass migration, many new modern vernacular archetypes are being produced. This circumstance provides a unique possibility of exploring how Modern architecture as a vernacular language can emerge, and how this emergence is creating ideas and paradigms for rethinking the fundamental principles of the domicile (house) in the West. These ideas could lead in the direction of overcoming the wastefulness of the West’s reliance on the single-family paradigm that is creating much of the sprawl around its major urban centers. The goal then is to first document examples of China’s potential for “exporting an instrumentalist architecture of quantities and capacities”in cities such as Chengdu, Nanjing, and Xi’an. After the initial travel/documentation stage, a series of analytical studies utilizing diagrams and models to explore how these “modern” projects relate to traditional Chinese housing archetypes such as the “Hutong” would be undertaken. In the final phase of the research, theoretical explorations involving how these ideas might translate into a Western urban context that “loosens or disentangles the rigor and restrictions of our (U.S.) consumer architecture’ would be created. These conceptual studies would illustrate spatial/material principles that could influence architects in constructing more resource efficient and community-oriented projects.
主 持 人：刘煜 教授