Aug 17, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
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Urban migration is an increasingly prevalent topic with projections suggesting that over half the world’s population already live in urban areas and cities across the globe. Utopia Forever is a beautiful publication which aims to challenge this issue and explore concepts for future design within the realms of architecture and urbanism.
Although predominantly conceptual, author and curator Lukas Feireiss has conceived an imaginative exploration into the current social and cultural challenges architects face in envisaging such creative city-scapes, highlighting issues such as mobility and energy, food consumption and waste removal and how these can be met for successful and sustainable future, urban living.
The imagery alone is profound, with examples of floating islands, mid air metropolises and underground habitats blurring the boundaries between imagination, art and architecture: progressive visions that ‘rise above the disillusionment of the present’ as Feireiss notes.
Published by Gestalten this captivating narrative showcases some of the most exciting architectural proposals for habitation to date.
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