ARCH 793b: Plate Tectonics


The beginnings of architecture and human history date back to approximately 12,000 years ago, when humans left their caves and established their initial shelters. As technology continues to advance into an era that offers aid in creation and decision-making, our view on architecture is once again tied to the continuation of human civilization. By exploring the use of the flexible and futuristic material, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), in a more regulated and replicable manner, the traditional plate geometry is given a new tectonic perspective that offers a rational outlook into the future, while maintaining architecture as artificial entities that showcase the substance of both itself and humanity, rather than being shaped by unlimited forms from nature or by artificial intelligence.