World roadtrip: Rethinking road accommodation for global roadtrip scenarios
Armsby, Susan Arline
Master of Architecture
Ambitious road building projects are underway all over the world. Despite critiques of car infrastructure and its effects on urban morphology, the environment, rising gas prices, etc., these projects have already begun and are unstoppable. Expected to finish within the next twelve years and integrate with existing road networks, these projects will make the ability to drive around the world real. This world infrastructure will undoubtedly spawn scenarios of cultures, subcultures, and road appropriations that can not be predicted but can be projected---making clear the necessity for reconceptualizing road accommodation for both leisure and non leisure occupations. This design thesis proposes a road accommodation strategy using the gesture of highway exit and deceleration to create auto campsite infrastructures that will work to connect the global roadtrip experience directly into global/local landscapes.
Architecture; Recreation; Urban planning; Regional planning