Title A Study on the Concept of ‘Expendability’ in the Works of Archigram
Authors 권제중(Kwon, Je-Joong)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2021.37.12.193
Page pp.193-201
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Archigram; Avant-garde in the 1960s; Expendability; Deterioration; Pop Art
Abstract The purpose of this study was to analyze the direction in which the concept of 'expendability' or 'deterioration' has developed in Archigram's architecture and urbanism in the social context of a mass consumption society through the analysis of Archigram's works. Starting from the concept of 'expendability', Archigram has pursued the development of an open structure or architecture (system) and related units that can be adapted to any environment and changed or replaced according to the decision of the occupant. Archigram has also explored the quality of city life in the background of the reality at the time defined as mass production and consumption society, and has created architecture and urban models that can represent mass-consumer society, and a space that can respond to changes in the lifestyles of residents. Through this analysis of the position, applied aspect, and expression method of the concept of 'expendability', I intend to explore new possibilities in modern architecture.