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  • Writer's pictureAmy Blencoe

RADICAL DESIGN [ARTEFACT 1]

THE MOVING CITY

Manuel Dominguez: City that rolls along on caterpillar tracks (2013)


The concept of this radical urban scheme is fascinating due to its overbearing frame, rolling on mechanical tracks. The idea from this design suggests a city shouldn't be stationary and fixed in one position but instead relocate and keep moving to produce energy: a self-sufficient city.


Although an innovative concept, the main requirement for such a project would be entirely level ground beneath for hundreds of miles in order to properly produce enough energy for the city.

The architecture is split into three different levels of functionality: L1: Warehouse and construction area; L2: Waste disposal and air conditioning; L3: Living deck with architectural structures and residential buildings.


OWN SKETCH (FROM RENDERED VIEW)


Analysing the rendered image of the conceptual proposal, it would seem as though the gigantic structure would be completely overbearing for those below.

Having a  mechanical object move over the area, carrying the weight of a city on its shoulders would ultimately destroy the land it roams. 


REFERENCE OF INFO: https://www.dezeen.com/2013/11/25/nomadic-city-caterpillar-tracks-manuel-dominguez/

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