AA SCHOOL PARIS for Fall 2011_
FUTURE SCAPES, REAL CLOTHES: FROM TOPOLOGICAL SPACES TO DUAL BODIES_
by Anna Battista_
Saturday November 5, 2011_ 2PM
From Maurice Elvey's The Transatlantic Tunnel (1935) and William Cameron Menzies's Things to Come (1936) to Esteban Sapir's La Antena (2007), passing through dystopic visions from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) and Katsuhiro Ohtomo's Akira (1988), this lecture will look at fantastic architectures, exploring the fictional, but also the urban through projects created for architectural competitions such as Mario Ridolfi's “Torre dei ristoranti” (1928), real buildings like Le Corbusier's cities, futuristic pavilions such as the geodesic dome designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller for the Expo '67 and more contemporary projects like Philip Beesley's liminal geotextiles or the project “A Tale of Two Cities” by Billard Leece Partnership.
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