ARCH 502A: Errors and Omissions

Instructor: Eric Haas

Ambiguous Urbanity

Architecture, especially in metropolitan areas, lacks ambiguity. This stems from the consumeristic and fast-paced culture that inhabits it, perpetuated and reinforced by stereotypes. Streetscapes are dull, failing to engage with its inhabitants. My thesis focuses on rethinking the way we view stereotypes and use them as catalysts, repurposing them to be used as a toolkit to inform materiality, program densification, and its streetscape design to create habitable third spaces that are woven into the city fabric, fostering engaging environments for people to inhabit.