Performance artist Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is a gigantic model depicting the hustling and bustling spirit of city life with about 1100 toy cars traveling unabated through traffic lanes, skyscrapers and much more. Check out the video below!
The city model you see above has been created by Italian artist Franco Recchia. His speciality is making urban landscape using discarded electronic materials. “Taking apart old computers, he breathes new life into their component parts by reusing them to build ingenious skylines.”
What you see above is the skyline of a miniature city created entirely from staples. If you are trying to guess how many of them were used, then let us make it easier. It is 100,000! Pieces were meticulously placed by designer Peter Root. “Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.”
So you are looking at the pictures of the would be world’s first 100% carbon free city that runs on renewable energy resources and also claims to be even a zero waste city. This is the Masdar City, a planned city in Abu Dhabi, UAE which has been designed to support a population of 47,500 in a sustainable environment.
The above reveals the marvel of the architectural concepts that has been proposed for the city of Ansan in South Korea. It is a joint venture of BIG, INABA, MAD and mass studies. Some more pictures that follow will surely dazzle you.
Netherlands based architects MVRDV has come up with this great design of an incredible new city called Gwanggyo Power Center, located south of Seoul, South Korea. Several organic hill structures combine to form this magnificent city which will be completely self-sufficient and would support 77,000 residents.