As the world’s population continues to boom so does density in major conurbations. This increase in density is actually increasing around the world as an influx of people move to the cities in search of jobs and the (often hollow) promise of a better life.
The shift from oil to biofuels is augmenting the problem because land that may have been used for development will be required to grow the crops needed for energy production in the future.
This leaves the world’s major cities with a conundrum: how do you accommodate more people in the same space? For many the answer lies in the architectural philosophies of Paolo Soleri, an Italian-American visionary accredited as the father of arcology.
If you want to know more about the Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid (Tokyo), Crystal Island (Moscow), Ultima Tower (San Francisco), Bionic Tower (Shanghai / Hong Kong), X-Seed 4000 (Tokyo), Sky City 1000 (Tokyo) or the Millennium Tower (Tokyo) then follow this link: http://www.geekabout.com/2008-01-21-444/arcologists-dream-7-proposed-futuristic-sky-cities.html
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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