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ADAPTING THE CATTt COMPONENTS TO THE NEW EXPERIMENT

 

The next step in the validation of cyber-history was to adapt the precedent method experiment and its CATTt inputs to a new experiment, making changes to the material where needed but preserving as much as possible. Nearly 100 years had passed between Le Corbusier's invention of the 5 Points and my own method experimentation, so the field of architecture had gone through considerable change, and some of the components needed updating:

 

 

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[C]ontrast- Solar Decathlon. While affordability has become more of a priority in the past several years, the early editions of this low-energy housing typology competition were more focused on pushing design and technology to the limits of energy efficiency and energy production with little concern for cost or applicability to today's housing markets. My own low-energy design method could take the opposite approach, not seeking the limits of what is currently possible but merely attempting to provide working class clients with low energy options, using construction techniques, technologies and products already available in the housing market.

 

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[A]nalogy- Because the 5 Points and Corbu's modernisms in general were so effective, his trademark Analogies have become common vocabulary in architecture over the past century. Form following function is no longer an analogy, it's our [T]heory. So, this shifts our [A]nalogy to aspects of design that are currently neglected or pushed to the margins of contemporary architectural discourse. In developing his form/function analogy, Corbu analyzed various traditional building types. So, we flip these two components.

 

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[T]arget- Architects (students in particular) and locals (instead of the international character of Corbu's Modernism

 

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t- 5 Points

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