Monday, December 04, 2006

Existenzminimum II: capsules, pods and bubbles

I am getting more into this because it's happening to run into new, very diverse exercises of existenzminimum. I am finding it of inspiration for my thesis research.

Arata Isozaki's "Clusters in the Air" scheme, 1962
futuristic capsules, megastructure, cantilever[ing], unbuilt.

Archigram's Bubble City, 1966
radical chic, megastructure II, mobility, connections

Archigram's Living Pod, 1966
machine, nomadism, plug-in, megastructure self-distruction

Moshe Safdie's Habitat for the Montreal Expo, 1967
stacking, cellular, degenerated [MINIMUM rent sounds to be 4k/month]
i still dont like most of his work, but this one is cool

Kisho Kurokawa's Nagakin Tower, 1971
stacking II, super capsule, space ship, kisho on the moon!