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.