Megastructures: Past, Present, and Future

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Abstract

During the '60s, theorists and architects such as Yona Friedman proposed visions for megastructures where residents could freely come and build their units with individual variations. However, there were no technological means to build such structures, and these visions appeared to be unrealistic at the time. This paper discusses how those visions could be re-envisioned through the use of anticipated new technologies and speculates about possible structures and their impacts on our living.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationArchitecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolutio
EditorsJosé Pedro Sousa, Gonçalo Castro Henriques, João Pedro Xavier
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages637-644
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789491207181
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event37th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, eCAADe SIGraDi 2019 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Sep 11 2019Sep 13 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2

Conference

Conference37th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, eCAADe SIGraDi 2019
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period9/11/199/13/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

Keywords

  • Metabolism
  • modular systems
  • space elevators

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