Russell Chia

Adaptive [re] Inhabitation

This thesis examines issues such as adaptive re use, sustainability, regenerative community projects; the strategies and interventions that cause juxtaposition, contrast, and an immersive blend between the new and old, which result in a harmonious relationship between the occupant and the space. Ina bid to create a more sustainable urban environment, this thesis explores ways in which an adaptive system could create a sustainable and functional urban inhabitation of an existing space / environment, a system that uses the community as a tool, and architecture as a resource.