MArch Thesis Research
2015 - 2016
University of Waterloo
The rigidity of the architectural system is an important aspect of design and education. One must learn the rules before breaking them. Fundamentals are important in teaching a student what constitutes good architecture. These same fundamentals must exist for Sprezzatura as well. Its inherent rebellion is the key to its success. Rebellion’s existence is dependent on the establishment of a fixed set of rules. Without rigid pressure, there would be no revolt. This thesis outlined those rebellious glimpses.
These rigid frameworks require paring down, but not dismantling. Through this understanding, the rules soften. They transform into a set of guides, adaptable for unique use. Much like Archetypes in Architecture, this thesis outlines attributes of seductive architecture. However, not all forms of architecture fall into these categories. As stated, this thesis is prone to metamorphosis. As the art of seduction evolves, so does seductive architecture.