Parasitic Architecture

mars 29, 2012

citymovement

Architecture academia posted some ideas about parasitical architecture and I would really like to continue the dialogue and focus on some artistic parasitic projects.

A parasite is an organism that grows, feeds and sheltered by its host while contributing nothing to the host’s survival.  Therefore  parasitic architecture can be defined « as an adaptable, transient and exploitive form of architecture that forces relationships with host buildings in order to complete themselves. » (definition taken from parasitic architecture.)

Parasitic  Architecture can be thought of as  a flexible and sometimes temporary structure that feeds off the existing infrastructure and build form. A parasite has to work with existing infrastructures and use them to its own end but can also  be considered as an architectural intervention that materializes and transforms the built form. A parasitic construction redefines and reconfigures a built structure and provides a new perspective or orientation to the public and potentially offer…

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