a city in the image of man


Research Description:

Hyper is a research project based on the works of Paolo Soleri, his philosophy of architecture, beliefs and general interest in the destiny of humankind and how he sees the future of an exponentially increasing populace.

The research covers a range of projects that feature heavily in Soleri's adapting and changing ideal of a philosophy he refers to as 'Arcology.'

The philosophy of Arcology is based on the idea of a city encased in a vertical structure thus reducing suburban growth, increasing a sense of community and controlling man's impact on the Earth and the environment.

My research seeks to find out whether the theoretical projects of Soleri could become realised not only architecturally but also in a modern society that is based on spreading out horizontally rather than vertically.

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