mike anthony chaiban

Following a deconstructive discourse aiming to rethink how we deal with architecture that has turned obsolete, this project is effectively a look at how to kill architecture. It establishes a toolkit of building murder methods, using a selection of tools to tackle the weaknesses and strengths of a certain typology. To justify the experimentation, the methodology is tested on the particularly harmful typology: the mall, employing 4 grasshopper automated tools to guide the reconstruction process. Using those tools, the mall is stripped of its architectural components, then turned into a crisis response center to showcase the added potential dead architecture can have after its original typological bounds are destroyed. The crisis response center operates on 5 different levels each responding to different types of reactions to crisis. Those reactions interact with each other and the ground floor creating a neighborhood scaled adaptable public space that responds to community needs.

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