Triton: R. B. Fuller’s Floating Tetrahedronal City

“The author’s city of the future consists of three triangular walls of 5000 living units apiece, the walls and base forming a tetrahedron; each unit faces the sky over a spacious terrace. The large cutaway drawing shows a huge public garden at the bottom of the interior of the superbuilding, which the sun pierces through… Continue reading Triton: R. B. Fuller’s Floating Tetrahedronal City

‘Smart Cities’ & Architectural Character

Smart city discourse is increasingly prevalent and increasingly influential, thus, a interrogation into the design philosophy undergirding the concept (and its spin-offs) can prove instructive. IOT For All defines smart cities (also referred to as intelligent cities or digital cities) as "hubs that route IoT-produced data through public-private partnerships to solve real problems." Put another way, a smart/intelligent/digital city is… Continue reading ‘Smart Cities’ & Architectural Character

O.R.C.A.

The creature made a squealing sound that faintly reminded Korvus of a whale. He drew back from the reinforced glass case in which it resided and shot Elana a concerned expression. She chuckled and took a step towards the squirming mass of carbon, cilia slowly working up the side of the see-through cage, grasping towards… Continue reading O.R.C.A.

On The Prospects of Vertical Hay Farming

§00. Introduction Hay farming is a massive and important industry. The advent of vertical farm architecture has sparked numerous conversations on prospective redesigns of the way farming is done, but these conversations tend to focus on plants which are easily grown and harvested indoors, such as tomatoes and lettuce, but not on hay, which is… Continue reading On The Prospects of Vertical Hay Farming

Synnefocracy_Abstract.2

“I want to tame the winds and keep them on a leash... I want a pack of winds, fleet-footed hounds, to hunt the puffed-up, whiskery clouds.” ‒ F.T. Marinetti. ♦ ♦ ♦ Cartography of the Cloud  It would be pointless to discuss synnefocracy in any further depth without first defining what The Cloud actually is.… Continue reading Synnefocracy_Abstract.2

Abyssal Arcology Actualized: The Muraka

The world's first underwater residence has been completed, its name: The Muraka (meaning 'coral' in Dhivehi, the language of the Maldives). The splendid 15 million dollar villa is located in the Maldives (Indian Ocean), as part of the Hilton's Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort; it is comprised of two levels and situated 16.5 feet below… Continue reading Abyssal Arcology Actualized: The Muraka

Notes On Mobile-Platform-Cities

NOTES ON MOBILE PLATFORM CITIES Defining MPCs “Such a structure [an Arcology1] would take the place of the natural landscape inasmuch as it would constitute the new topography to be dealt with. This man-made topography would differ from the natural topography in the following ways: It would not be a one-surface configuration but a multilevel… Continue reading Notes On Mobile-Platform-Cities

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