Converging Forms: Deriving a Design Methodology from Translations and Shifts in Architectural Representation
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The development of this thesis is predicated on the design of formally expressive architectures through the application of digital and geometric tools. This study focuses on the development of a series of different design methods while considering contemporary discourse on the digital paradigm. Compositional, formal, and structural complexity are realized through the design of different buildings on two separate sites. Multiple schemes are developed on a small infill site located on the east end of Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Canada. Aspects are then modified and combined into a single mixed program building on a second site. The product of this process is a formally and structurally heterogeneous architecture with a form that was generated in response to site and method. This thesis considers urban context, formal design, landscape and the use of digital tools as means of achieving formally complex architectures.