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How could a work of architecture that is designed to evoke a Bilbao effect be designed sustainably and in accordance with Vitruvius’s principle?

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posted on 11.01.2022, 21:10 by Kamiya, Akito

The economy of a region could potentially be enhanced if numerous travelers were attracted by the architecture, and it couldalso lead to improving the economy of the nation. This thesis considers three primary aspects which are Vitruvius’s principleand the relationship to “form follows function”, the sustainable design, and the Bilbao effect. Furthermore, Vitruvius’s principle has consisted of “the strength”, “the utility”, and “the beauty”, historically. In this thesis, the proposed building which is thecombination of museum, concert hall and accommodation is to fulfill those three primary aspects. However, many problemscould currently be identified in architecture. For instance, there has been fuzzy understanding of what architecture meansauthentically. In addition, while some complex architecture exists in the world, there are many different approaches to designit. As the methodology of this thesis-project, the concept which is to affect the proposed architecture will be determined. Inthis case, the meanings of the proposed site will be discovered. Subsequently, the experimentation of architectural forms willbe conducted with integrating the meanings into the forms. The forms created manually will be digitized by the software andthe plug-in, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. Subsequent to the finalization of the architectural form, the environmental andbuilding-performance simulations will be executed by the other plug-ins, Honeybee and Ladybug. Besides the literature andprecedent review, the sustainable strategies will be specified, being based on the result of the simulations. Then, the architectural form will be customized with the necessary building components in order to become functional architecture as the developed design. As a result, the architecture which could potentially invoke a Bilbao effect with the sustainability and Vitruvius’s principle will be designed in this thesis. In the future, complex architecture which resembles Guggenheim MuseumBilbao will be able to be designed less difficultly, with integrating the sustainable aspect and the authentic architectural style.

History

Advisor 1

Skinner, Robin

Copyright Date

12/01/2022

Date of Award

12/01/2022

Publisher

Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka

Rights License

Author Retains Copyright

Degree Discipline

Architecture

Degree Grantor

Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (Professional)

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

2 STRATEGIC BASIC RESEARCH

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Alternative Description

The economy of a region could potentially be enhanced if numerous travelers were attracted by an outstanding work ofarchitecture . The region enhanced economically could also lead to improving the economy of the nation. This thesis considers three primary aspects which are Vitruvius’s principle (or 'triad') regarding “form follows function”, the sustainable design,and the Bilbao effect. Furthermore , Vitruvius ’s principle historically consists of “strength”, “utility”, and “beauty”. In thisthesis, the proposed building combines a museum , concert hall and accommodation to fulfill those three primary aspects. However, many problems could currently be identified in architecture. For instance, there has been fuzzy understanding ofwhat architecture means authentically. In addition, while some complex architecture exists in the world, there are many different approaches to design it. The methodology of this thesis-project considers how a proposed site may achieve a "Bilbao effect" before undertakingfurther design exploration. Subsequently, the experimentation of architectural forms integrates the meanings into the forms. The forms created manually are then digitized by the software and the plug-in, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. Subsequent to the finalization of the architectural form, the environmental and building - performance simulations are undertaken with other plug-ins, Honeybee and Ladybug. Besides the literature and precedent review, the sustainable strategies are specified, which are based on the result of the simulations. Then, the architectural form is customized with the necessary building components in order to develop a work of functional architecture in the developed design. As a result, the architecture which could potentially invoke a Bilbao effect with the sustainability and Vitruvius ’s principleis achieved. In the future, complex architecture which resembles projects such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will beable to be designed relatively easily, with integrating the sustainable aspect and achieving an authentic architectural style.

Victoria University of Wellington School

Wellington School of Architecture

Advisors

Skinner, Robin