Thursday, February 26, 2009


Pour faire suite à mon précédent post sur les mutations de l'urbanisme australien et notamment la densification de ses suburbs, ces quelques visions d'Andrew Maynard, jeune architecte australien dont je vous ai déjà parlé , pour les banlieues australiennes à l'horizon 2020.

Ou quand les imaginaires d'Archigram s'enrichissent de la culture robots issus des mangas. (Voir sur ce sujet )

Explications :

"The Australian suburb was born out of our dependance on the car.
With Peak Oil rapidly approaching the epoch of the automobile with soon come to an end and with it so will the Australian outer suburb.

Where will suburbanites live when there is no other means of circulation to their homes?
What will we do with our abandoned and decaying suburbs?
And most importantly, what will we do with the 50% of Australians that are over-weight due to car dependance and a sedentary lifestyle?

Well Andrew Maynard Architects has the answer : the CV08. CV08 is a robot that consumes the abandoned suburbs through its front 2 legs.
It processes the materials and fires off compacted recycling missiles to awaiting recycling plants. CV08’s middle legs and one rear leg follow the front legs to terra-form the newly revealed earth with native Flora and Fauna. Vast stocks of the Flora and Fauna are stored within CV08 in carbonite sleep until they are required to colonise what was previously suburban wasteland.

Et toutes les détails sur ce projet .