A Change in Architecture Theses

Thesis #1: Urban cities have created environmental issues that make them vulnerable to uncontrolled circumstances.

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Professor Ian War (2004). Energy and Environmental Issues for the Practising Architect. Thomas Telford Publishing

Stamatine Th. Rassia, Panos M. Pardalos(2014) Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures “Impacts on Architecture and Technology”, Springer; 2014 edition (August 13, 2013)

Gasparini, Paolo, Manfredi, Gaetano, Asprone, Domenico (2014). Resilience and Sustainability in Relation to Natural Disasters: A Challenge for Future Cities. Springer 2014

Kammerbauer, M. (2013), “Schismo-urbanism’: cities, natural disaster, and urban sociology”. Disasters, 37: 401–419. Wiley Libary

Thesis #2: Japanese architecture has been restricted due to the limited land space.

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Nemoto, Tetsuo (2008). “Transitions of Factors in Planning and Design Process in the Realization of Tama New Town Development Plan Based upon the Natural Topography”. Journal of The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (1340-8984), 71 (5), p. 801.

Lippit, Seiji M. Topographies of Japanese Modernism. New York, NY: Columbia UP, 2002.

Thesis #3: Over the years, architecture design has stopped evolving to a point where it creates a sense of restriction and replication.

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One thought on “A Change in Architecture Theses”

  1. Thesis 1 is unclear. What do you mean by “environmental issues” and “uncontrolled circumstances”? I’m not sure whether you are discussing spatial issues or environmental/sustainable issues. If you are interested in this thesis, please clarify it and I will take another look. Thesis 2 seems like more of a fact than an idea that can be argued. When thinking about a thesis topic ask yourself, “would anyone disagree with me?” and if the answer is no, then think of a variation on the topic that would have more possible points of view. For example you could say, “The restrictions on Japanese architecture due to limited land space have led to much more innovative buildings”- and back this up with a few examples. Your third thesis is a good start. Consider focusing this idea to look at one or two examples which prove your point.

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