Friday, May 1, 2009

Underground Living: What do you think about Alice City?


Clear domes (left) to subterranean concrete living spaces (right) offer a new lifestyle.

For an idea of the future direction of architecture look down at your feet. One day you may unsuspectingly be walking on top of housing, offices and even cities.

by Simon Jones for Future Facing web site

     Country living offers the ideals of a relaxed, gentler way of life that many of us have bought into. Yet our desire to be cocooned by nature has involved bulldozing it into oblivion. So how can we regain a more harmonious relationship between the often opposing sides of large-scale development and rural ecology? By developing a green utopia - underground.
    The Taisei Company's ambitious plan for subterranean living imaginatively titled Alice City from Alice in Wonderland offers a utopia that is almost as fantastical as the book.  Read the rest of the story here.

images via future facing

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