Designing prosthetic architecture

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The paper aims to explore and understand the ideas that contribute to the design of prosthetic architecture. The objectives to achieve the aim were: (1) to investigate "prosthetic building design" through previously published research, and (2) to design prosthetic architecture in an academic environment. The research opted for a systematic literature review assessing all accessible research related to prosthetic building design. It was complemented by the conceptualization and prosthetic architectural design of a Graduate design studio presented through various drawing techniques. The paper provides empirical insights such as achieving the design of prosthetic architecture by using representative qualities that are objectively proportionate to existing building elements but simultaneously reinforce their novel character. Due to the chosen research method, the research results may lack generalizability to other types of buildings requiring a prosthetic hence researchers are encouraged to test the proposed outcomes further. The research fulfils an identified need to study how prosthetic architecture can be designed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-507
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2021


  • architectural design
  • building extension
  • design evolution
  • evolutionary architecture
  • extension design
  • prosthetic architecture
  • space evolution


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