An Eye on the Cities of the Future

Designing the city of the future has long been the playground of architects and planners. A New York non-profit design group led by architect Mitchell Joachim keeps that tradition alive.
July 6, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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The group's output is near prolific, according to this review from the Guardian's Rowan Moore.

"The company has designed soft cars, so no one is killed in a car accident ever again, and proposed a way of training trees so that they can be grown to form houses – a theoretically zero-carbon technique. It also wants to put houses on to big trucks, and rebuild America's roads so that they are packed with "intelligent renewable infrastructure", into which the mobile houses can be plugged. This idea is less obviously zero carbon, but the company claims it will 'create a truly breathing, interconnected metabolic urbanism'."

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Published on Sunday, July 4, 2010 in Guardian
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