Parasitic Architecture


A parasite is an organism that grows, feeds and sheltered by its host while contributing nothing to the host’s survival. Therefore parasitic architecture can be defined “as an adaptable, transient and exploitive form of architecture that forces relationships with host buildings in order to complete themselves.” (definition taken from parasitic architecture.)

Parasitic Architecture can be thought of as a flexible and sometimes temporary structure that feeds off the existing infrastructure and build form. A parasite has to work with existing infrastructures and use them to its own end but can also be considered as an architectural intervention that materializes and transforms the built form. A parasitic construction redefines and reconfigures a built structure and provides a new perspective or orientation to the public and potentially offer a new space.

I have been quite interested in the notion of parasitic architecture and developed a multidisciplinary project entitled Canard Development Group (Canard) in 2007. Canard is a development company that manipulates the tropes of corporate identity to create the ‘idea’ of plausible spaces of operation which marketed A.I.R. (Architectual Inflatable Retreat) – Canard‘s latest home unit. Although rooted in a fictional narrative, the project relates to the issues and ideas about parasitic urban development and design. I created Canard‘s corporal identity and marketing material and presented it on a ‘official’ website. I also collaborated with Lateral Architecture to develop the floor plans for A.I.R. A.I.R. was pitched as cutting-edge technology in residential planning—a portable parasitic unit that could fit into any community and be attached to any host building.

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Thoughts???


Thoughts???

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Questions ???


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What do you think of this ?


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Final Project Research Part 2


In addition to material covered in class ,k research the following:

Parasitic Architecture

MOdernist Architecture

Building Skin and skin types

 

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Project 2 Information/Schedule


Program: Place to Celebrate the Wind,Sun and the four events: Winter and Summer Solstice, Fall and Spring Equinox

Architectural Component: Beam and Column

Context: Site located at 102 Probant ( empty Lot) Site Visit on 2-19-2013 during class to document

Materials to be used, Bass Wood,Cardboard,Metal, Tensile(Fabric-solid white or shades grey. 3/16″ scale

Schedule:

2-19-2013 Introduce Project/Site Visit/Assign Research
2-21-2013 Research due at beginning of class and work on site models
2-26-2013 Site Analysis Due and3-5 Sketches due of conceptual designs with paper structures
2-28-2013 Work Day/Iterations
3-05-2013 Final Ineraction to be decided upon and start building
3-07-2013 Work Day/Interim Check
3-12-2013 Work Day
3-14-2013 Final Project due with drawings (plan,elevation,detail,perspective or anon) details to follow
Week of 18th-22nd SPRING BREAK !!!!No Class

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