Re-intepretation of the Metabolist Movement
The Metabolist Movement took place in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. The movement had been a strong influence on urban design theory.
Despite its application mainly to urban scale and its vision of cities as inhabited by a mass society characterized by large scale, flexible, and expandable structures; its concept of organic growth had influenced on architectural scale as well. However, the Metabolist idea of urban planning and plug-in architecture was authoritarian. The movement failed to realize due to several factors.
This thesis proposes a hypothetical project of an architecture school and student housing to serve as a re-intepretation of the movement while taking into consideration the contemporary context, programs and site conditions.