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It could have benefited from some copy-editing. The illustrations aren't as high-quality as fantasy architecture would expect from a modern 'how-to' book even though it is printed on good paper.

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It is not made completely clear which medium was used for the author's paintings that serve fantasy architecture illustrations. The implication fantasy architecture that he used real oils, and he certainly discusses letting the paint dry etc, but if you look The title accurately describes the contents.

Scientific advances gave visionary architecture a new impetus. Who would not have preferred Stephen Geary's domed Cosmos Institute, containing a global diorama, to the current squalor of London's Leicester Square? And instead of changing rooms, what about removing houses?

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An inspiring little drawing from shows four men lifting a Georgian townhouse on to a rolling platform for easy transportation.

And here is a design fantasy architecture for a Channel tunnel railway fantasy architecture between St Margaret's near Dover and Sangatte.

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The critic Lewis Mumford dismissed as of fantasy architecture interest a map of the world that does not include utopia. Many architectural visions are fantasy architecture by ideas of new forms of society, radical ideologies demanding megastructures.

Vladimir Tatlin's famous open-structured tower became a symbol of the dreams of a new Soviet civilisation based on industrial technology.

The modernists envisioned another kind of heaven: Many of the blueprints for the postwar reconstruction of Britain have an irritating prissiness, like a child's storybook version of the future. Certainly we were well out of Leslie Martin's fantasy architecture for demolishing London's historic administrative centre and rebuilding Whitehall as a single massive governmental office complex - though possibly it would have improved efficiency.

More to today's taste, among fantasy architecture monolithic town fantasy architecture, is Zaha Hadid's hedonistic vision of a million-member leisure club on Victoria Peak, Hong Kong.

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These cliff-like apartment blocks, with their swimming pools, exercise platforms, squash courts, saunas, restaurants and bars, were persuasively rendered by Hadid in a series fantasy architecture gouache paintings in the mode of the Russian suprematists.

In contrast to these fantasy architecture spaces there are poignant private visions, idyllic comfort buildings conjured up in times of stress. Inin a prisoner-of-war camp near Eichstatt in Germany, the architect James Kennedy-Hawkes begged and bribed his captors to supply him with drawing materials.

He used them to sketch a small vernacular-style cottage on the English east coast. Personal visions proliferated in fantasy architecture s, a time of disenchantment with the modernist agenda, an era of retreat into psychedelic worlds.

Peter Cook's group Archigram was typically irreverent. The architects of Archigram operated on the verge of fantasy, with their schemes for plug-in cities in which the components can be swung and floated into place, and structures that rise up from the ground like daddy-long-legs.

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Archigram was an amalgam of the words "architecture" and "telegram". The message was one of intended obsolescence, total architectural flexibility.

Visiting Brisbane inCook designed a fabulous pair of contrasting high-rise buildings intended to give the city skyline greater drama. Fantasy architecture is a Sleektower, art-deco-ish, smooth, phallic; the other is a tip-pointed tower festooned with verandahs, a highly coloured fun tower fantasy architecture a fairground helter-skelter.

Neither of these visionary constructions was ever built. Nor indeed, less surprisingly, fantasy architecture Pig City in the Netherlands, MVRDV's solution to the overcrowding of Europe's most densely populated fantasy architecture, which is also its chief exporter of pork.

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The design, which owes as much to Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City and Le Corbusier's Ville Radieuse as it does to George Orwell, puts the pigs in a series of tall tower blocks with slaughterhouses at ground level. Methane gas from the pigs' manure generates the power to service the city in this fantasy architecture of animal self-sufficiency.

There is whimsy at the heart of the fantasies of architects. That compulsive architectural doodler Edwin Lutyens sent his dying friend Barbara Webb a fantasy architecture in the air" sketchbook, illustrating the domed and gilded heavenly mansions to which she would soon ascend.

These consolatory visions bear a close resemblance to Lutyens' later designs for fantasy architecture Viceroy's residence in New Delhi, the new capital of India under British rule.

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