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Mars architectures

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Italian architect Stefan Davidovici was in touch recently asking whether I’d be interested in his speculative views of Mars architectures and an imaginary Jerusalem. I am indeed interested in work such as this, whether the designs resemble Frank Lloyd Wright sketches for David Cronenberg’s unfilmed adaptation of Total Recall or the Piranesian buttresses of the Jerusalem pieces. As to the question of “why Mars?”, Davidovici says this:

Because the functions of any Mars settlement, be it made by near-future humans or by far-future post-humans or by the famous little green local cousins of humans are so, so, so completely obscure to us – answering to an unknown society in an unknown environment – as to become totally, completely, absolutely irrelevant. Therefore we can read the architectural space of such a place as pure art.

A range of his work can be found at his blog, the architecture draftsman.

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Mars Architectures 6

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Mars Architectures 9

Previously on { feuilleton }
La Tour by Schuiten & Peeters
The art of Pierre Clayette, 1930–2005
The art of Erik Desmazières
The art of Gérard Trignac

 


 

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  1. #2 posted by xtiaan

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    its all very lebbus woodsy
    hes got mad drawing skills though.

  2. #3 posted by John

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    Yes, I imagine Mr Woods would like these.

 




 

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