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MArch I

Tectonic Inflections: Ruling Logics

Advised by Sean Canty

“Tectonic Inflections: Ruling Logics” investigates the confluence between form and tectonic assembly through the typology of the add-on. Architectural confluence, as described by Nader Tehrani, is the merging of structure, function, and material systems toward a singular figure.  

This thesis applies these ideas of form and tectonics to combat single-family zoning by advocating for densification by way of additions. Ranging from single room additions to accessory dwelling units (ADUs), the old and new are synthesized through formal and tectonic logics. The irrationality of the geometric addition to the existing system is able to push back on domesticity. 

Pink and yellow structure on gray background