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Plug-in Cities Making A Comeback

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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In 1965 Archigram envisioned the Plug-in City. Geoff at Bldgblog describes it: Archigram proposed using construction cranes as permanent parts of their buildings. The crane could thus lift new modular rooms into place, add whole new floors to the perpetually incomplete structure, and otherwise act as a kind of functional ornament. The crane, "now considered part of the architectural ensemble," Archigram's Mike Webb wrote, would simply be embedded there, "lifting up and moving building components so as to alter the plan configuration, or replacing parts that had work out with a 'better' product." 45 years later, plug-in cities are all the rage in the design pages. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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