Adapting the Game: Flexible Strategies for an Unpredictable Future

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Creator: 

Oyama, Kristen

Date: 

2021

Abstract: 

The architecture of today severely lacks adaptability in design. Families outgrow their spaces and eventually have to move and change neighbourhoods. Spaces should grow and adapt with their users, instead of users having to adapt to their spaces. This thesis attempts to further a discussion about the importance of implementing adaptable design strategies in the face of an unpredictable and rapidly changing future. With the use of a board game that changes and grows as it is played, this thesis will focus on the benefits of implementing participatory design, adaptability, and 'room to grow' strategies into residential design. Allowing users the flexibility to change their space to suit their needs creates a deeper connection between the user and their space. A better understanding of flexibility is crucial to designing buildings that can withstand an ever-changing future.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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