Urban Frame; after endless [inner] deja vu
Gillespie, Benson Bright
Casbarian, John J.
Master of Architecture
The continuous interior of endless Junkspace, is, at its best, the compulsive repetition of itself. This architectural condition, which exists worldwide, is characteristic of airports, casinos, malls, urban tunnel/skyway systems and transit linked nodal developments. Constantly expanding due to the elevator, escalator and A.C. Unit, this endless internal condition is completely self-sufficient, operating without formal, programmatic or site constraints. The inside is the extreme of "Bigness"; a seamless, generic, interiority where the relationship between inside and outside no longer exist. By pairing the current endless interior with post-bigness urban strategies, a new urban scenario emerges that problematizes the genericity of the seamless interior while simultaneously disrupting the undifferentiated urban relationship of the block or mega-block to its non-context. The project uses the scale of the endless building as infrastructure to explore the possibility of an After-Bigness, After-Generic moment.