The instrumental and aesthetic implications of architecture’s engagement with science and technology has a long history, part of which includes the period following the Second World War. This interest in a futurist architecture suggested an approach to design based on interdisciplinary practice and technological extrapolation, encouraging architects to look beyond the limits of their own discipline as a means of discovering new forms of knowledge and expertise. Our contemporary moment can be seen as having many parallels with the postwar period, and not unlike the postwar generation of architects and thinkers, contemporary designers are inevitably faced with the challenge of engaging new technological advances and their implications for architecture. This preliminary proposal looks to explore such ideas further in an effort to radically transform the urban condition of the Hudson River Valley.
Status: School Project
Location: Rochester, NY, US