The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

"Let us overturn monuments, pavements, arcades and flights of steps; let us sink the streets and squares; let us raise the level of the city." -Antonio Sant'Elia,  Futurist Manifesto of Architecture. "I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms." -Lebbeus Woods, War and Architecture. Whilst… Continue reading The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

On The Prospects of Inverse Arcology [PDF]

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On The Prospects of Inverse Arcology

The object is eternal, only the subject dies. ◊ Introduction Who is this brain-dead worm, this mad cadaver, this "modern" American architect? Not nearly modern enough, his works swim amidst a phantasmal tide and lags behind decades, or, if he or she wishes to showcase their cultural acumen, centuries! How little has changed since the… Continue reading On The Prospects of Inverse Arcology

The Futurist Manifesto of Architecture

The speculative techno-poetic document provided below was written in 1914 by the Futurist architect and draftsman, Antonio Sant'Elia [anˈtɔnjo santeˈlia]. I have here reproduced Sant'Elia's manifesto in it's entirety for the prospective edification of my readership. No architecture has existed since 1700. A moronic mixture of the most various stylistic elements used to mask the skeletons… Continue reading The Futurist Manifesto of Architecture