Christian found this cool spiralling skyscraper design modelled after the mangrove tree. Reminds me of Michael Pawlyn’s Ted talk where he discusses biomimicry. The repeated design would also support instancing well.
Kerry found this article about designs for an underwater city that seems to have influenced our thinking a bit.
Strutner S. (2015) Japan Reveals Designs for First Underwater City, And We’re in Awe:
I found that Shimizu Corporation, who designed this, also have some more interesting design projects on their website like this ‘Green Float’ one: http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme/dream/greenfloat.html
More nature inspired design. This has nice presentation also:
City in the Sky:
More information: http://www.hrama.com/skycity/
Kerry showed me Jeremy Mann’s paintings for inspiration. His painting style is definitely one of my favourites. I love it when you can see the brushstrokes and I love the attention to light!
When asked to design a floating city/world Terry Pratchett’s Discworld immediately came to mind:
- Josh Kirby: http://www.lspace.org/art/related-art.html
Yes, you can fall off the edge.
Scott Robertson: sketchbook tour 2 with Neville Page:
I’m still struggling to produce solid designs in perspective. It’s mostly the design part which is a challenge but then a good design can fall apart with bad perspective also. Scott Robertson gives some good advice in this video for designing with volume plus it’s just outright inspirational. I have notes in week 5 of my sketchbook.
Matthew put together loads of architecture inspiration for us on pinterest: link
Image from http://houstonhsieh.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/its-friday.html
We were talking about how to dispose of waste and I was reminded of Michael Pawlyn’s Ted talk were he mentioned closed loops production. So I did some searching for how waste can be recycled into energy.
Rosenthal E. (2010) Using Waste, Swedish City Cuts It’s Fuel Use:
Green Energy: Harnessing the power of landfill gas to create green, clean energy: http://altamontlandfill.wm.com/green-energy/index.jsp
We could have a landfill conversion plant if need be as part of our floating city.
We could somehow use Magnetic Field Architecture technology and create hover transportation in our floating city.
Christian reminded us that Akira (1988) has some very inspirational imagery.
These are my screenshots from the movie:
Christian made a Pinterest board inspired by the cryo technology in Akira: link