Navigating (Un)familiar Grounds
This investigation on wayfinding within Future Urban Neighbourhoods explores Pallasmaa's call for the return of locus of perception to the human body. Largely guided by the late Christopher Alexander's 15 Principles of Order, the phenomenology of wholeness is used to create a rhizomatic masterplan focused on developing a deep cognitive reserve in residents through adopting a relational worldview.
Engaging the deep challenges of human cognition with intellectual rigour, this thesis advances a bold and exciting architectural response in cultivating capabilities for wayfinding in future urban environments. It tackles the impending onset of artificial general intelligence (AGI) by arguing for the human need to elevate our cognitive abilities for augmented collaboration with future technologies. The rhizomic organisational structure echoes the complex interrelated neural links of our brain while creating visceral experiences for navigating realworld urban conditions. The exhilarating design reflects the intellectual ambition that befits an architectural thesis and speaks volumes of the student’s abilities.
- Assoc. Prof. Fung John Chye
Ang Hui Ying
Ang Hui Ying