Allen, Justin T.
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This thesis proposes a practice of architecture which is open-ended, and subject to--and receptive to--the contingencies of construction. The project begins without a predetermined, comprehensive formal proposition. Instead, through a series of responses to local parameters, the work progressively gains specificity and form. The final design is thus the concretization of the manifold parameters that attend even a relatively simple design assignment, in this case the construction of a wall. By seeing a project through construction, the contingencies that emerge during building can more fully enter into the forming of an architectural work. This thesis posits that construction is a mode of design inquiry.