The Global Kit: Dreams of Affordability and Delusions of the Architect

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Reekan, Mohammad A.




To survive harsh living conditions whatever shape they take is one of the main contemporary challenges' architects face. Today adequate and affordable building systems are proving essential to a successful. This thesis explores contemporary conditions, innovative building systems, and societal constructs defined by today's standards. Historical research, case studies, and speculative drawings are used to test insights into (un)imaginable architectural ideas, innovative ways of re-defining space tantalizingly suggesting the impossible made possible. The project emerging designs and develops a 'Building Assembly' system of parts and connections which can be utilized by those who need to survive their present difficult realities. What is the ultimate building assembly? Can we then talk of the ultimate community? Could this community be built by the dwellers with their own hands? Could this be the solution for the growing problem of inadequate housing today? A Global kit? Realities of affordability or delusions of an architect?






Carleton University

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