Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Ameen Farooq

Secondary Advisor

Peter Pittman

Abstract

In contemporary Practice what makes a society successful and how can we achieve it?

Defined as “the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.” It’s a structure, flexible, movable, and, therefore, shape-able. In the roots of Constructivist Utopia lays the idea of achieving the perfect society through the means of practicing new methods of design and productions. The Revolutionized ideas of propaganda and communal living in total equality were the key points in Constructivist Agenda. Their Utopia was to erase all boundaries and to build total equality. What is Utopia today? In my thesis I argue that utopian rhetoric of constructivism is valid towards social issues of contemporary environment. By learning the Constructivist’ Utopia can we lay out the framework of applicable principles in the settings of contemporary capitalist society. Is there a valuable matrix of the Utopian Code and how the New Constructivism would form itself in these settings?

Considering the industrial impulse of Modernistic Utopia, I intend to build the experiment in the most culturally diverse setting on the industrial site of Doraville, GA. What would it take to build the community in the settings of disconnection with incredibly rich human cultural resources and large 165 acres abandoned site.

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