Towards a New Futurism: A reinterpretation of Futurism for an Ecological Way of Life
Miller, Isaac S.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (p.154-155).
This study will address the need for an ecologically designed architecture as the basis for a re-envisioned Futurist movement. As Futurism of the early 20th century imagined a technological and anti-historical architecture to represent a new era through the factory and its aesthetic, so too will this reimagined Futurism represent a new era -- a modern era that realizes the faults of its past and exists more ecologically with the planet in response. Paolo Soleri’s concept of the ‘arcology’ supports a solution to this situation through a consolidated, self-contained structure of human and environmental synthesis. This thesis will research how to apply this self-sufficient super structure in a sustainably conscientious and ecological manner that will better ensure survivability of the planet and its inhabitants and create an exemplary form to base this New Futurist movement.
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