As the most widespread popular culture in the world, Hip-Hop has influenced a number of creative fields, from fashion, to theatre and fine art. However, Hip-Hop's reached has yet to influence architecture. This is inexplicable considering architecture's direct connection to the physical environments which birthed the culture. My research is focused on analyzing the four pillars of hip-hop culture, and extracting their aesthetic tactics to be applied in an architectural project.
Part II coming Fall 2017.
produced by Ethan Miller
co-production Jonathan Stitleman, Alexander Ayres
Design Thinking - Masters of Architecture Research Thesis
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Washington University in St. Louis