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Manmade modular megastructures

Author: Ian Abley; Jonathan Schwinge
Publisher: Chichester, England : Wiley-Academy, 2004.
Series: Architectural design profile, 179.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There will be 8.3 billion human beings on Earth by 2030. For the guest-editors of this issue of AD Jonathan Schwinge and Ian Abley, the more the better. They controversially suggest that humanity might create a world of expansive megacities - including one around old London. Doing so will advance the art, science and processes of manufacturing. But to deploy those abilities, they say, society must reject the dogma  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manmade modular megastructures.
Chichester, England : Wiley-Academy, 2004
(OCoLC)607696220
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Abley; Jonathan Schwinge
ISBN: 047001623X 9780470016237
OCLC Number: 62225384
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Beyond little Britain / Ian Abley --
Fumihiko Maki / Jennifer Taylor --
People, not architecture, make communities / James Heartfield --
London 2030: taking the Thames Gateway seriously / Ian Abley --
Travelling in a straight line / Oliver Houchell --
Cloud piercer: mile high / Jonathan Schwinge --
Architecture with legs / Ian Abley + Jonathan Schwinge --
Standing tall in the estuary / Natasha Nicholson + Pamela Charlick --
Mega rural: made in Sunderland / Jonathan Schwinge --
Mass-customisation and the manufactured module / James Woudhuysen --
Why drive a TT and live in a broken teapot? / Ian Abley --
Triumph and tragedy on the home front / Martin Pawley --
Prefabricating memory lane : whatever happened to systems? / John McKean --
Designer volumetric at IKEA prices / Ian Abley --
What's wrong with this approach, comrades? / Bee Flowers --
Functionality rather than good intentions in design / Michelle Addington --
Biomimicry versus humanism / Joe Kaplinsky --
Our overdeveloped sense of vulnerability / Frank Furedi --
Eero Saarinen and the manufacturing model / Jayne Merkel --
Think big for the developing world / Ceri Dingle + Viv Regan --
Appreciating Cumbernauld / Gordon Murray --
Cedric Price : from the 'brain drain' to the 'knowledge economy' / Stanley Mathews --
Waltropolis : city in a box theboxtank / (Emily Andersen, Geoff DeOld + Corey Hoelker --
Interchange now / Robert Stewart --
Hollywood's noir detours : unease in the mental megalopolis / Graham Barnfield --
Building profile / McLaren Technology Centre --
Practice Profile : McGauran Giannini Soon architects / Shelley Penn --
McLean's nuggets / Will McLean --
Home run / Evelyn Road, Silvertown, Niall McLaughlin architects / Bruce Stewart --
Interior eye 'Springtecture' B / Masaaki Takahashi.
Series Title: Architectural design profile, 179.
Responsibility: guest-edited by Ian Abley + Jonathan Schwinge.

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There will be 8. 3 billion human beings on Earth by 2030, and the more the better. We have the opportunity to create a world of expansive megacities - including one around old London. Doing so will  Read more...

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"[Abley's] enthusiasm for the idea of the megastructure...is compelling" (Prospect Magazine, April 2006) "...compelling...plots an intelligent course..." (Prospect Architecture Scotland, April 2006)

 
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