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Science Fiction in Architecture and Design

Foundation-Building-by-Oscar-Niemeyer

I lifted this one from the blog of one of the best known Science Fiction Dark Fantasy authors around today, David J Rodger. Architecture has fascinated me for years and as time goes on, I see the cityscapes envisaged in Blade Runner and other Sci-Fi movies and William Gibson novels coming closer to reality. Architects have been building the skylines of the future, whether they are the high-tech concepts of Sir Norman Foster and others, or the concrete of the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. For me at least, there is something of a Frank Lloyd Wright influence in Niemeyer’s work, at least in his exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete. Lloyd Wright is a favourite of mine, and not just for the Guggenheim in New York: Google the Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence).

 

If you want to relax for a few minutes over the last hours of the weekend, see some photos of Niemeyer’s work: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/brazilian-architect-oscar-niemeyer/

 

If you are interested in Science Fiction & Dark Fantasy, go to this link: http://davidjrodger.wordpress.com/

 

 

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July 13, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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