Cities, and particularly future cities have been a recurrent subject of intrigue and curiosity for all types of disciplines, and within ours especially, for what we have called ‘visionary architects’. Today as the discipline of architecture seeks to realign itself according to methods of creating, new technological means (particularly centered around energy resources and sustainability as well as social patterns and mobility), entirely new forms of cultural expression and so on.
The notion of ‘city’ itself as a subject is probably once again positioned as the most intriguing and problematic territory today within our discipline to study in depth and once again try and solve. With the use of various representational tools, predominately digital, each group will work to reinterpret and rework their precedents thereby ‘appropriating’ the principals at work in the precedents and applying these findings to entirely new and perhaps unprecedented ‘master plans’.
These results will form the basis of a new sub city in which students will be asked in the following phases to intervene and ‘occupy’ with their architectural proposals.