‘Cerebral Continuance’

Apurva Muralidhar

‘Canary’ed, Yellow’


Perry Kulper


Environmental stimulants acting as agents for cognitive learning, motivated through processes of genetic coding, frame a metaphorical laboratory in which this thesis operates. A diverse range of phenomena and situations are rendered here—an environment where the laboratory puppets learn genetically, reflexively motivating and regenerating morphological transformations. Subsequently, the laboratory puppets embark on a journey, framed by self-learning initiatives, and circumstantial morphologies, in response to the cerebral and environment contexts in which they interact. Here, negotiating temporally charged stimuli towards psychological, emotional and operational equilibrium.

Equipped with unique identities, the cerebral factors motivate agencies to ‘sniff out’ the responsive morphological capacities of the ‘puppets.’ Cerebral realms emote, sense and proliferate their variants in differing wavelengths—wavelengths that become puppet catalysts, stimulating reactions that fuel the morphological developments. The spatial and performative interventions inspect morphological processes, registering and articulating numerous channels by which temporally active change can be communicated and measured. ‘Cerebral Continuance’ leverages morphological interventions, challenging and ultimately augmenting the prevalence of static, immutable typologies of architecture.

The morphologically active puppets deposit remnants in cognitive moments, creating diversional paths that implicate differing, conditional, and speculative morphologies. The thesis captures specific movements of the remnants, effectively learning over and through time, enlarging a multidimensional approach to creating alternative typologies in architecture. Experimental realms, that narratively condition morphological behaviors through developing situations, changing social conditions, stigmas, physiological forms, and the aftermath of the morphological conditions, are studied to understand and recalibrate cerebral equilibrium.

Architecture, or an element of spatial structure, is the morphological puppet that reconfigures, regenerates and invents methodologies to prompt unconventional stimuli, balancing cerebral equilibrium. Cerebral understanding plays an important role in the morphological processes, defining multiple parameters, to which the morphologies learn, behaving reflexively, rather than simply reacting. These interactions enable architecture to redefine itself, temporally, as situations undergo continual change.