Films & Architecture: "Metropolis"
Following with the list of films we propose every week, as The Belly of the Architect, Blade Runner, and Gattaca.This week we are going back to the...
Disney Week: EPCOT Center brochure
Disney Week continues with a brochure from EPCOT Center's opening year, 1982. I remember EPCOT Center in its heyday, and the young nerd in me liked it way better than Disney World. The vision of the future, the fascination of science and technology, the melting pot of world cultures, and this sharp and cleverly-designed map and travel guide. The wheel on the bottom can be turned to reveal different information about the different countries represented at EPCOT's World Showcase. On the back…
15 timeless observations from history’s greatest dystopian novels
The dystopian novel has a long, dark and intriguing history. Kicking off in 1726 with Jonathan Swift’s rip-roaring satire Gulliver’s Travels, it’s gone through numerous transformations in the last three centuries. One thing all these books share, though, is that they make us think long and hard about the societies we live in.
8 Unrealized Buildings That Could've Transformed American Cities
For every existent building in your city, there are a dozen that never came to be. Some plans were abandoned for good reasons (see: LA's 5,000-foot skyscraper), others were abandoned because of legal and financial quandaries. Either way, these forgotten drawings show us what we could've had.
’Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown Stories’ exhibition, Vienna
Shifting the focus from Russia to other former Soviet Union territories, ’Soviet Modernism 1955-1991’ at Vienna’s Architekturzentrum presents a fresh take on Modernist architecture, showing buildings from the early fifties to the early nineties. Spanning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine and...
Maps of Unrealized City Plans Reveal What Might Have Been
Maps can direct us from here to there, show where one thing is in relation to another, or add layers information to our surroundings. Whatever its form, a map’s main purpose is to make the complex world we live in more comprehensible. But there are also maps that describe the world as it never came to be.