Princeton University School of Architecture
thesis advisor: Michael MEREDITH
thesis director: Elizabeth DILLER
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Toshiki HIRANO: In the world of capitalism, buildings’ values are determined on how much inhabitable space they have—which is to say, Total floor Area. Based on this logic, slab has been put in higher hierarchy among other elements in architecture since modernism, and a notion of stacking floor slabs has been the smartest technology of increasing the building value for maximizing the total floor area while minimizing the amount of structures and envelope area.