- Luke D. Erickson, M.Arch. 2016
ClassARCH 8912 Independent Design Thesis
Ephemeral architectural qualities such as path, confusion, discovery, and locality are being sterilized through prescriptive wayfinding means and code-driven design. By challenging traditional circulation notions with an intention to get lost, a heterarchy of spaces can begin to replace established hierarchies. This endoscopic design process (in a world turning rapidly to the exoscopic) can saturate architecture with contemplation, emotion, mystery, and memory. The lens of a reevaluated future urban plan of the city allows for a more critical understanding of the status quo. This thesis introduces a subversive and tactical fragmentation to the urban fabric of Boston, thereby revealing a new urban reality.