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In Is the New Out

Abrahamsson, Oscar LU (2016) AAHM01 20171
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Today, as our cities are becoming increasingly dense - the role of internal spaces are rising as ever-more important in defining urbanity. And in a moment in which our private lives have become exposed and controlled in almost every aspect, the interior has become the eminent space of refuge, providing anonymity and freedom.
In Is the New Out offers a radical reexamination of the interior as the last urban refuge in 21st century Los Angeles, by introducing a new kind of urban configuration, where public life takes place within blank interior voided figures.
By envisioning not only the ‘inside(s)’ of the city to be turned out, but the ‘insides’ in themselves to be re-conceptualized as huge voided figures, embedded as part of the... (More)
Today, as our cities are becoming increasingly dense - the role of internal spaces are rising as ever-more important in defining urbanity. And in a moment in which our private lives have become exposed and controlled in almost every aspect, the interior has become the eminent space of refuge, providing anonymity and freedom.
In Is the New Out offers a radical reexamination of the interior as the last urban refuge in 21st century Los Angeles, by introducing a new kind of urban configuration, where public life takes place within blank interior voided figures.
By envisioning not only the ‘inside(s)’ of the city to be turned out, but the ‘insides’ in themselves to be re-conceptualized as huge voided figures, embedded as part of the surrounding urban fabric, this thesis proposes a semi-internal, semi-autonomous world of interior urbanism that destabilizes the traditional tropes of urban space and proposes a new configuration for an increasingly denser Los Angeles. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Today, as our cities are becoming increasingly dense - the role of internal spaces are rising as ever-more important in defining urbanity. And in a moment in which our private lives have become exposed and controlled in almost every aspect, the interior has become the eminent space of refuge, providing anonymity and freedom.
In Is the New Out offers a radical reexamination of the interior as the last urban refuge in 21st century Los Angeles, by introducing a new kind of urban configuration, where public life takes place within blank interior voided figures.
By envisioning not only the ‘inside(s)’ of the city to be turned out, but the ‘insides’ in themselves to be re-conceptualized as huge voided figures, embedded as part of the surrounding urban fabric, this thesis proposes a semi-internal, semi-autonomous world of interior urbanism that destabilizes the traditional tropes of urban space and proposes a new configuration for an increasingly denser Los Angeles.},
  author       = {Abrahamsson, Oscar},
  keyword      = {Architecture,New Architecture,Megacity,Megaform,Megastructure,Urbanism,Materiality,Inside out,Inside Outside,Outside In,Interiorized city,Urban density,Geometry,Shape,Graphic,Graphic form,Finish,Mirror,Reflection,Light,Color,Pattern,Interior,City,Speculation,Los Angeles,Downtown Los Angeles,Object,Future cities,Surrealism,Phantasmagoria},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {In Is the New Out},
  year         = {2016},
}