Thursday, November 18, 2010


Cela pourrait presque être la suite logique de mon récent post Flying Homes, et être vu comme des refuges verticaux pour cubes volants.

Le projet tout en haut est signé Gail Borden. Celui en dessous est, lui, signé Andrew Brorson. Tous les deux font partis des finalistes du concours KRob 2010. Plus .

La version pour déshérités de telles visions, pourrait être cela.

La version post catastrophe, pourrait ressembler à cela cela.

Et le mix de ces deux dernières visions, pourrait être Shadow City, superbe projet présenté par Aaron Marriot dans le cadre des fameux President's Medals Student Awards.

"The date is August 15th, year 2053, location Mansfield road to the North of Nottingham’s city centre. Once a busy place the now silent and deserted road still bears fragments of its nearly forgotten past. There lies little remaining pigments of what was once the main bloodline into the city."

" Shadow city is a speculative project into the influences of depleting oil supplies upon future perceptions of architecture. In this year the global supply of crude oil has depleted to critical level, resulting in mass abandonment of privatised transportation leaving vast scars on all cities within the western hemisphere. The project explores the architectural merit of these robust settlements that developed in response to this event. Located amidst the ruins of societies once lived obsession with perfection one can find the shadow city. Hidden within a subterranean void lies architectural innovation that has been spontaneously constructed in response to a given set of circumstances. One key character that can be observed is the settlements similarity to a slum however shadow cities ability to develop in response to its temporality makes it a contemporary slum, if indeed a slum at all. "