Impresario of change
Master of Architecture
The common understanding regarding the profession of architecture is that the designer is only involved in a project up to the delivery of the building, but is almost never included in an extended role or level of involvement beyond this point. My thesis project tries to envision the architect as an "impresario of change" who not only completes the building, but afterwards begins to curate the specific material aspects of this environment according to its varying "seasons", which might include changes in its performance as well as ambient changes. Using the example of a hotel this proposed "impresario of change" model seeks to question preconceived ideas about the boundaries of our profession within a new economy built around the concept of experience and, at the same time, to examine the material implications of such a redefinition.