Futuristic: Vision of Future Living

Futuristic: Vision of Future Living

by Caroline Klein, Stefanie Lieb




In contemplating the future and how this might look, it is architects who give us the built landscapes...from the pages of science fiction, the stuff of dreams and imagination, their designs are exciting and awe-inspiring, taking building beyond the limits of perception and previous understanding of how metal, glass and stone come together.

Meeting the challenges posed by an increasing global population and the impact that this has on the natural environment and resources, requires creativity and vision; balancing ecology with technology and competing needs is the architecture of the future.

Futuristic presents designs by more than forty architectural firms, all of them as impressive as they are surprising, their work organized into 'Urban', 'Towers', 'Atmosphere', 'Green', 'Water', and 'Bionics'. The visionary potential of this volume offers a positive message, that sustainability is achievable, that it looks and feels good, that with the right skill it is possible to achieve the impossible and create the tangible utopias of tomorrow....today!

Text in English and German.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783942597098
Publisher: DAAB Media
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Caroline Klein studied interior design in Florence, and architecture at the Technical University in Munich. She has worked as an architect for various practices and also as an author and editor for international architectural magazines and publishing houses.

Dr. Stephanie Lieb has been adjunct professor of art history at the University of Cologne since 2009, and from 2011, has been head of studies in art and architecture at the Catholic Academy in Schwerte. She has published widely on the architecture of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

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