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Utopian Projects

A church without God / Espacio Cero
Utopian Projects

A church without God / Espacio Cero

In the project “A church without God” by Mexican Architect Israel López Balan Opposing qualities are explored through visualizations of desolation and progress, death and continuation, noise and silence, nature and culture. The word ‘precept’ has been used here as a key element to suggest processes experienced by people in time, as well as to question the meaning of existence…

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From Furniture to City planning: Kenji Ekuan designs at his best
20th Century Retrospective, Product Design, Utopian Projects

Kenji Ekuan’s Stimulating Projects from Furniture Design to City Planning

Kenji Ekuan was a Japanese industrial designer, best known for creating the design of the Kikkoman soy sauce bottle. His designs originate from the sights of Hiroshima’s devastation after the U.S. atomic bombing of the city 70 years ago. He heard the voices of street cars, bicycles and other objects mangled and abandoned, saying they had wished to have been utilized…

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20th Century Retrospective, Landscape Architecture, Utopian Projects

Mobile Architecture / Yona Friedman

During the 50’s a new architectural concept was developed by Yona Friedman in collaboration with the group GEAM “Groupe d’étude d’architecture mobile”. In 1958 the Hungarian-Israeli architect published a manifesto called Architecture Mobile that fostered a new type of free citizen able to conquer the space through huge ‘superstructures’ over  the existing cities. Friedman envisioned that the increase of leisure time…

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