Aleatory architecture: The ethics of chance as design discipline
Robinson, Bobby Neal
Master of Architecture
Upon acceptance that what is perceived to be "true" is related specifically to a given circumstance under given conditions in which all variables cannot be known, sustaining a "conviction" in the design process is no longer ethical. Precedent concept as a working goal must be abandoned in a relativistic critique. It is only possible to resign oneself to the methods and discipline of chance as a design directive. Therefore, all information, regardless of perceived significance becomes equally (ir) relevant to subsequent impositions of design decisions. Appropriate versus inappropriate is merely academic and moot. An application of non-methodological chance design is presented herein.