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Imagining a World of Massive Cities That Crawl Across the Earth

http://www.citylab.com/design/2017/0...cities/516573/

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- The Chicago architect conceived of these nutso things by “working through a tradition of humanizing massive, aggressive machines,” according to his brief at Fairy Tales 2017, a visionary-architecture competition staged by Blank Space, the American Institute of Architecture Students, and the National Building Museum.

- Unlike Miyazaki’s shambling, clanking strider, “City Walkers” creep so quietly and sluggishly you can’t tell they’re coming. They’re filter-feeders, sucking microorganisms from the air and expelling windy waste from both ends. The constant air circulation is what made them valuable to humans, who set up internal wind turbines to provide power for building traditional land-based towns.

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