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id ecaadesigradi2019_038
authors Narahara, Taro
year 2019
title Megastructures: Past, Present, and Future
source Sousa, JP, Xavier, JP and Castro Henriques, G (eds.), Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution - Proceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference - Volume 2, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2019, pp. 637-644
summary 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.
keywords Metabolism; modular systems; space elevators
series eCAADeSIGraDi
email taronarahara@gmail.com
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