Lucie Lange

Architecture MArch (Hons)

This architectural thesis aims to re-examine, to redesign, to rebuild, to reuse and to revitalise abandoned spaces where life has left them empty.

About

Life in architecture, while it includes the accommodation of such abilities set out by the functionalists’ theorems has a more poetic meaning. Life within architecture relates to the movement of energy within a designed construction of sorts because ‘to be a good architect, you have to love people because architecture is an applied art and deals with the framework of people’s lives (Sim, David, and Jan Gehl.),’ so we shall ‘build an order that permits free play for the unfolding of life (Colombo, L.F.).’  So to permit the unfolding of life the same way that agricultural life forms can reclaim abandoned spaces like see in many abandoned buildings; people as a part of nature can reclaim spaces and regenerate abandoned life. 

REEXAMINE - REDESIGN - REBUILD - REUSE – REVITALISE

The Regeneration of Abandoned Life

The Image shows a colourful and playful section through the ramps of an existing car park.

The car park is demonstrated at a regenerated level.

The Agglomerate City

Four images are shown. One of the Agglomerate City model imposed on to Dundee, a picture of a 1:500 site model, a construction drawing detailing the addition of a curtain wall, a rendered courtyard section including inner courtyard greenery.

From the urban macro condition to the humanist micro condition. Both are equally important.

North Elevation

A facade of the car park ramps, covered with a curtain wall and hidden alluded features behind.

Transgression between outdoors, inside and public versus private.

Plans

A series of plans ground floor through fifth floor and roof top include the suggested program and use.

The suggested program of a future community refuge centre.

North Cross Section

The feature drawing is replicated.

Different uses at interplay with one another.

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