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This design thesis aims to produce an aesthetic condition that affords a new form of human subjectivity--one more attuned to ephemerality and emergence resulting from our problems with forces previously unseen.

The healthy human mind collapses the plural potentiality of reality in order to simplify the world enough for it to be understood. As an extension of the human experience, architecture supports and proliferates this effort by framing reality in a manner that is legible and comprehensible, which in turn provides the understanding that existence is stable and readily navigable.  

There are, however, things that we do that endanger our experience, regardless of our intentions. Oftentimes, these self-destructive tendencies remain concealed until they take us to the brink of catastrophe.

Driven by a study of the 20th century existentialists, Change Order

is a critique of the Silicon Valley’s architectural tendencies and an

imagined reversal of these weaknesses. 


Taking on the appearnce of a shanty megastructure, the project holds a mirror up to society using architecture as a medium to philosophically highlight our shifting and rapidly evolving conceptions of objectivity.

How should we conduct ourselves in the face of infinite complexity?