Mass production has come to limit our choices as architects. Standardization and modern architecture became the convention for good taste. New and old materials and mixed formal languages are combinations that are avoided because of their difficulties and the slowness of process needed to operate with them.
New forms are competing with newer forms. New systems are invented to get rid of old, new systems. An awkwardness occurs in between the new and the newer. It is the time to pay attention closely to what we need and what the systems we develop and what they have to offer.
The most interesting spatial organizations are those that can be restructured through the use of pre-existing sub-systems ad hoc solutions. Architecture arises when we identify the new problems that arise among these solutions. In this sense, evolving form grows into new juxtapositions that host a capacity to instantly address a problem. These juxtapositions lead us into a custom-built world made from personal desires in specific contexts and circumstances combined regardless of low or hi states of technology.
The goal of this Thesis is to make creative and resourceful use of subsystems taken from existing forms and to give to a custom culture.
Gerald Scarfe’s Chair Man Mao, London, 1971 are examples of mimetic adhocism.