February 4, 2011

Arcology, the new urban dimension Part V

Not all the projects have been thought as a separate entity from the current urban landscape, other projects are looking at ways to modify the current city grid and transform its efficiency within a more sustainable and efficient framework. One of the most original works in this sense is the one of Buckminster Fuller who envisioned cutting people off from the elements entirely by building domed cities, which, he claimed, would offer free climate control, winter and summer. He observed that ‘The cost saving in ten years would pay for the dome.’

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