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Old Posted Apr 24, 2010, 7:44 PM
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Hallucinatory Architecture of the Future

Hallucinatory Architecture of the Future


http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010...of-future.html

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Love, Peace, and... Metropolis

We can't stop fantasizing about living in an urban utopia: some try to give their fantasies a realistic foundation, to ground them in the brick and mortar of today... while others have the architectural visions of the World Of Tomorrow that are more ... well, visionary.

If not totally hallucinatory.

Some examples of the early pulp illustration (still unmatched in their retro-futuristic grandeur) - New York in 2032: From 1931










San Francisco

http://www.vhxn.com/hydro-net-projec...-city-in-2018/

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This is the futuristic design of the San Francisco on 2018. This is the new concept to make the city green and wild. This is one of the stunning designs and it won the History Channel’s City of the Future competition.
The Hydro net project is a city built with algae harvesting towers, fog catchers and geothermal energy mushrooms. This network will connect water with other distribution systems across the city.

It also uses carbon nanotube walls in the walls of the network. In recent times the concept has won $10,000 grand prize for the entry of Future Competition which was organized by History Channel. The futuristic world with lot of green is possible with these kinds of technologies.










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San Francisco has the highest consumption per capita of LSD in the USA.
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That Depth Scraper is a pretty interesting concept, to make the best use of city space by building down as well as up.
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I don't know whether this can be classified as hallucinatory or not, but this is what one illustrator in 1910 thought Downtown Saint Louis would look like in 2010:



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Missed it by that much.

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these people are definitely halucinating if they thing this will be done in 8yrs and allow sf's skyline to look so homogenous.
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^That St. Louis one is pretty wild, and that wonky observational tower looks anachronistic.
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the funny thing is, some of these then-futurist masonry structures with sullivanesque/art deco/whatever detailing is too intricate for current labor constraints.

apart from the hordes of flying cars/planes/hovercraft, at least these designs depicted vibrant downtowns.
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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


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This building already exists

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Proposed 'Sky Garden' for New York


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Sky-Terra



source: http://www.thedesignblog.org/entry/s...ce-in-the-sky/


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I don't know whether this can be classified as hallucinatory or not, but this is what one illustrator in 1910 thought Downtown Saint Louis would look like in 2010:


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Missed it by that much.

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Yeah, everybody knows that airships have closed gondolas now.
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Yeah, everybody knows that airships have closed gondolas now.
i find more interessting that there's not a single car, just mass transit...
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I don't know whether this can be classified as hallucinatory or not, but this is what one illustrator in 1910 thought Downtown Saint Louis would look like in 2010:



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Missed it by that much.

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What's really funny is that the difference between ^this vision of 2010 and the real 2010 is likely to be mirrored or even surpassed by the differences between our current visions of the future and the realization of that future. We have.... no clue!
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That 'tower' in the background resembles something that might actually get built. Imagine how weird Shanghai's Pearl Tower would have looked to people a century ago.

And the buses/trams don't look that far off of today's models.
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^Not that that vision was ever meant to be taken seriously, I think you'd really have to stretch things to call it realistic.

This is the modern outcome of St. Louis' Olive Street.

Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1730202

No airships (nor weird airship-docking tower in the background), no trams, no packed sidewalks, no carless culture, no solid walls of 40+ story brick-clad buildings. No monumental lions.
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This one isnt hallucinatory architecture...this one should actually be built, if not in NYC, any other city would work...heck, I would love to see this be Portland's new tallest.
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this would be a nice addition to portland. i think it would get lost in the sea of buidling in nyc.
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As always, the ersatz art-deco-futurish New York illustrations take the cake. I love the likewise scenes from Metropolis (1925?)
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There's no reason why we can't have flying croissant-airships nowadays. Its not like we lack the technology to make it work...
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Hallucinatory Architecture of the Future


http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010...of-future.html




Some examples of the early pulp illustration (still unmatched in their retro-futuristic grandeur) - New York in 2032: From 1931










San Francisco

http://www.vhxn.com/hydro-net-projec...-city-in-2018/













Dude! This would have been awesome. Man all the cool stuff never gets built! Obama should give government money to all the architects and knock down downtown San Francisco and get this built.

Oh yeah, do the same to New York. That would be cool.
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