Parasitic Architecture - Embodiment of Dystopia
This thesis advocates for unconventional solutions in architecture, arguing that traditional approaches may no longer be successful within contemporary realities. Through searching for answers and inspiration within precedents and fictional realms, this thesis opens a door to a hypothetical place where architecture takes new form - to the territory existing between abstract and physical, where speculative ideas become a way of understanding negotiation between present and future in search of new architectural solutions. The thesis advocates for the importance of the speculative method in architecture, as such an approach allows one to imagine fictional possibilities in order to create more responsive structures, which are always modern. Through analysis of parasitic behaviours, this thesis speculates on how architecture will respond to environmental and social changes, and what types of structures can evolve and adapt over time. Through experimentation and speculation, the thesis examines parasitic behaviors as a way for organisms to evolve, in order to test if such strategies could be successfully used in architecture. Speculating on conditions in which people are forced to find living alternatives, the thesis proposes new ways for contemporary design to evolve through active participation of habitants in the ongoing developments and expansion of the buildable space around.