Immanent sites: Imminent architecture
Rosen, Micah Samuel
Master of Architecture
The site is a generative force in architectural design. Information known about a site (the immanent) affects the (imminent) design of architectural artifact and space upon or within the site. This thesis departs from previous research into the role of site in pre-Modern and Modern architecture and attempts to shed light on the role of site in architectural design in the contemporary Post-Modern period. The thesis is structured about a dialogue between the "cleared" site, the site known through abstractions, and the "constructed" site, the site known through experience. The thesis resolves the two conceptions into a mode of operation releasing potentials of each reading overlaid upon the other. This potential is referred to as the "complex" site. The complex site presents a design methodology implicating contextualist and regionalist arguments surrounding architecture during the past twenty years; moving beyond those arguments.