A cautionary tale : architecture as social commentary
Zhao, Yifei (Harry)
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Citation:Zhao, Y. (Harry). (2019). A cautionary tale : architecture as social commentary. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4832
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4832
RESEARCH QUESTION: How can visionary architecture be used as social commentary of the future, with respect to the challenges of global warming and the Third Industrial Revolution? ABSTRACT: This research project is about the future of our built environment. Cities are the most complex human inventions, to understand a city is to peer into the social, cultural, economic and political fabric of a nation. Ever since humans first settled in cities, the structure of it have always echoed the structure of that society. When society changes so will the fabric of our cities. We are facing the greatest challenge not seen since the last Ice Age, the imminent global climate catastrophe will upend the entire ecosystem, and the rise of artificial intelligence, automation will severely challenge our socio-economic theories. How will our cities adapt to these crises? This project explores a select few visionary architectures, using their methodologies to extrapolate an informed architectural language that can be used to construct a vision of a futuristic Auckland.