An Accidental Architecture : the Architecture of the Imperfect
thesisposted on 2023-01-10, 18:07 authored by Kavosh Maleki
Accidental architecture is an imperfect architecture due to the contingent reality of the world. An accidental architecture abandons the futile binaries of form and function and the telos(end goal) of Pure Formalism, Pure Functionalism and absolute accuracy in form-function relations in favour of the poetic interplay and collisions(metaphors) of things—any entities—to create objects through accident. This change of approach from teleological to accidental architecture allows for a new form of aesthetics, an accidental aesthetic that is more than just the subsequent product of form-function relations, an aesthetic that has the same hierarchy with the notions of form and function. This thesis explores accident as a mode of design to create an imperfect architectural object, an accidental architectural object.