Future Cities of Australia

Australian architects imagine futuristic density, from jellyfish-shaped cities on the ocean to cactus-like desert structures.
April 13, 2010, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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These futuristic visions were made for the Australia pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Creative director Ivan Rijavec was inspired to show cities as places where people can thrive rather than as scary, urban environments.

From The Age: "Instead of looking at the city as a place you should fear, it's about recognising that cities are actually the place that offer possibilities - whether it's entertainment or intellectual, you name it," says Rijavec, a Melbourne-based architect. The problem is " the popular press keeps persuading you that it is a place of fear."

10 images of the future can be seen in the orginal article.

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Published on Friday, April 9, 2010 in The Age (Australia)
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