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Sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki. Sci-Fi Illustrations by Peter Elson. Eco-pods by Howeler + Yoon Architectureand Squared Design Lab. Boston architects Howeler + Yoon and Los Angeles digital designers Squared Design Lab have designed a conceptual structure for Boston, where an unfinished building would be covered in modular pods growing algae for biofuel. The pods would be continuously rearranged by robotic arms (powered by the micro-algae produced) to ensure the optimum growing conditions for alage in each pod. Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934.

Archigram. ARCHIGRAM dominated the architectural avant garde in the 1960s and early 1970s with its playful, pop-inspired visions of a technocratic future after its formation in 1961 by a group of young London architects – Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron and Michael Webb.


“A new generation of architecture must arise with forms and spaces which seems to reject the precepts of ‘Modern’ yet in fact retains those precepts. We have chosen to by pass the decaying Bauhaus image which is an insult to functionalism. You can roll out steel – any length. You can blow up a balloon – any size. You can mould plastic – any shape. Eco-Punk Lego Crawler Town by Dave DeGobbi.

Email Brick-loving kids will be bowled over by designer Dave DeGobbi’s new Lego concept, Crawler Town.

Eco-Punk Lego Crawler Town by Dave DeGobbi

The story of Crawler Town begins with an end… the inhabitants of this steam-punk world have exploited the earth’s natural resources and can only find life’s simple luxuries “like pizza, fresh vegetables and beer” while vacationing at moving structures like Crawler Town. Yes, the environmental lesson this toy teaches is a pretty dark one (it’s best suited for older kids) but in all of this, forced by necessity, the townspeople have figured out a more energy efficient means of survival. Vehicles in Crawler Town are powered by hydrogen cells, and solar panels and wind turbines play prominent roles in the town’s infrastructure. The town’s mobile design is such that it allows access to what limited resources still exist.

Waterworld (1995. Contact_Machine_Hokaido.jpg (900×537) LONDON OFFSHORE LIVING. Je vous ai déjà parlé dans un précédent post des inondations qui menacent Londres.


Voir là Je vous ai aussi déjà parlé du retour des plates-formes pétrolières et des portes avions comme supports d'un nouvel urbanisme pour les villes qui pourraient être noyées sous les eaux. Voir là Restait à faire le lien entre ces deux sujets. Et bien c'est maintenant chose faite avec la proposition d'un jeune architecte, Anthony Lau, qui dans le cadre d'un concours organisé par the Royal Institute of Architects a proposé une vision assez décapante et surprenante d'un Londres sous les flots, et dont une bonne part de l'architecture et l'urbanisme se déploierait sur des plates-formes usagés, des vieux cargos des portes avions hors service. Ce qui en Anglais pourrait se traduit par le concept de "Offshore Living RE-USED MARINE STRUCTURES" Les images valant tous les longs discours, je vous laisse apprécier.

(Cliquez sur les images pour les agrandir)L'arrivée de la catastrophe Voir aussi là. Photos: Expo ’70. Expo '70 [Asahi newsreel] The 1970 World's Fair -- a.k.a.

Photos: Expo ’70

Expo '70 -- opened in Osaka 40 years ago this week. Deserted oasis. Los angeles CALIFORNIA suckerPUNCH: describe your project. philip n.

deserted oasis

KNIGHT: The project is about the movement of components as they become integrated into the design of architecture through macro and micro gestures. The program is a botanical garden located in a barren dirt lot in the middle of the artist district of Los Angeles. The kinematics and structures on the verge of collapse were drivers in the beginning of the project, while building an Architecture of pieces became the interest. Skeleton of redemption. Beijing CHINA suckerPUNCH: describe your project: chi SONG: SoR is a surrealist projection onto Detroit, the most enlightened of all modern cities.

skeleton of redemption

The failure of Detroit was the failure of programmatic singularity, which depleted the city’s energy, turning it into futuristic ruins, or an artificial farmland. Incubate+outreach . a system for growth. Incubate+outreach . a system for growth brooklyn NY suckerPUNCH: describe your project. mark t NICOL: In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO, a neighborhood with a rich industrial past & now a center for the arts, this business incubator draws on the neighborhood’s past, present and future.

incubate+outreach . a system for growth

Community outreach programs are layered with research incubation to create robust hybrid conditions. Starter incubator space, researching aquatic advanced materials, is provided looking out over the East River toward Manhattan. Research pods are plugged into the system as individual lines of research develop. sP: what or who influenced this project? Responsives Architectures.

Title: The Senster Category: #kineticmachine #cyberneticsculpture Author: Edward Ihnatowicz Year:1960 Url: Description: Edward Ihnatowicz was a Cybernetic Sculptor active in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

Responsives Architectures

Launch tower typologies. For anyone who might doubt that rocket launch towers represent the purest continuation of the Constructivist aesthetic, I give you these pictures of the recent launch of the Soyuz TMA-01M.

Launch tower typologies

This launch was also attended by saucy spy minx Anna Chapman, for that added dash of James Bond-esque colour, and the frisson of returning Cold War tensions. More pictures here. Windswept by design: A greenhouse oasis in the desert. The harsh sun, waterless dunes and spectacular, stark forms created by mountains of sand swirling in the wind are seen as inspirations of incredible beauty by architects Francisco J. del Corral del Campos and Carmen M.

Windswept by design: A greenhouse oasis in the desert

Barrós Velásquez, both of Granada, Spain. The two celebrate this landscape and respond to its demands in their new skyscraper design for a greenhouse tower in the Oman desert. The architects literally cast their idea for the “Oasis” tower into the wind to help define its shape. Floating Observatories is an Innovative New Tower for Taiwan with Zeppelin-like Elevators. The Floating Observatories proposal by Dorin Stefan’s DSBA, Mihai Carciun, and wins the Taiwan Tower Conceptual International Competition “Starting from the ‘geographical’ visual of Taiwan ‐ which is an island resembling a leaf ‐ we have developed the concept of the technological tree: we have designed 8 spatial leaves (with eight being a propitious number in the local culture) in the form of zeppelin‐like elevators which glide up and down the ‘tree trunk” and which serve the purpose of observation decks / belvedere.

I have called these elevators floating observatories because each has a nacelle which can take 50 to 80 people; they are self‐sustained by helium balloons and are built from lightweight materials (borrowed from the spacecraft industry) and are wrapped in a last‐generation type of membrane (PTFE) and they glide vertically on a track positioned vertically in a strong electro‐magnetic field” ‐ Dorin STEFAN, Principal, DSBA. Eco-city Inside a One Kilometer Crater in Siberia. Eco-city 2020 is a proposal for the rehabilitation of the Mirniy industrial zone in Eastern Siberia, Russia designed by the innovative architectural studio AB Elis Ltd. The project would be located inside a giant man-made crater of more than one kilometer in diameter and 550 meters deep that used to be one of the world’s largest quarries. The idea is to create a new garden city that will be shielded from the harsh Siberian environmental conditions characterized by long and severe winters and short hot summers.

The new city would attract tourists and residents to Eastern Siberia and would be able to accommodate more than 100,000 people. The new city is planned to be divided in 3 main levels with a vertical farm, forests, residences, and recreational areas. Futuristic City as a Green Belt around the Equator. Geotectura Studio unveiled a proposal for a futuristic city comprised of multiple green belts around the equator which could hold the entire human population in a democratic, social, and self-sufficient manner.

A series of high-scale arches are developed as sustainable mega-structures in which the whole roof will be a gigantic solar and wind generator with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines. The inhabitants will be able to cross the world in just 5 days with green public transportation while layers of dwelling, agriculture, industries, and recreational areas will be contained inside the “cloud”. To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. Proyecto urbano de Erskine para zonas árticas _ arquitectura en la memoria.

Comparando su Inglaterra nata y su experiencia viviendo los fríos inviernos en Suecia -primero en la pequeña the box y posteriormente junto a la Verona amarrada Rago y Drottningholm- Erskine, tomó conciencia de la importancia del diseño arquitectónico en climas gélidos. Paralelamente, a esta experiencia vital de Erskine, se iba generando en la década de los 50 del siglo pasado, el germen de lo que sería el Team 10. Para 1959, cuando se celebró ,en Otterlo ( Holanda) la reunión del CIAM, Erskine ya había experimentado con el modo de vida en Suecia, con viviendas colectivas, urbanizaciones o equipamientos comunitarios.

Uno de los puntos calientes de este encuentro del Team 10, fue la observación y estudios que se hicieron de arquitecturas vernáculas. Un interés en eclosión, que años después, en 1964, tendría su punto cumbre con la exposición ‘Architecture without Architects’, que Bernard Rudofsky presentó en el MOMA. Vertical Safari / Influx_Studio. The aim of Influx_Studio was to create a unique zoo experience that would implement a new urban function and redefine the typical layout for wildlife sightseeing for its visitors. Through their dynamic, vertical attraction in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a new kind of building is conceived with hopes of inspiring other architects around the globe as well as increasing awareness to the diversity of ecosystems. More images and architect’s description after the break.

We propose that the whole zoo experience be inspired by the aim of modern Safaris. A trip taken for observes and photograph wildlife where visitors can drive their own vehicles and observe animals free, rather than viewing them in cages or small enclosures. Instant City (IC) - Archigram Archival Project. Bracket— Cloud Skippers: Studio Lindfors (Ostap Rudakevych and Gretchen Stump) Cloud skippers. Studio Lindfors, who previously proposed blimps as an inflatable emergency extension of the metropolis for the What if New York City… design competition, speculate further about the inhabitation of the air in their entry to [bracket], “Cloud Skippers”: Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Sea City 2000 (1979) Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Undersea Cities (1954) Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Sealab 1994 (1973) Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Ocean Life by Klaus Bürgle (1960s)

Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Man's Future Beneath the Sea (1968)