Monday, February 27, 2006

The Architectural Imagination


Was browsing through some torrent sites and found this link. Some interesting examples of what has been done with architecture around the world. It covers a few examples from east to west, amusement parks to modernist symbols, tourist attractions to laboratories. The image on the right is of a Thai Bank built in the 1980's representing a robot. It could be seen as embodying all kinds of ideas about the relation between capitalism, technology and the fetishization of the future. No doubt the construction in the 1985 was a product of Thailand's huge economic boom in the 1980's and was a symbol of imagined futures that have failed to materialize.

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