Cybertopia. Future of an architecture space. Death of analogous cities
Project date: 2014
Type: Academic | Thesis
Tutors: Akhtiamov I.I., Akhtiamova R.H.
TIArch studio, KSUAE
Over the last few years, mankind has accumulated more knowledge than it has in all its previous history. This enables us to say that in the next few decades there will be fundamental breakthroughs in science and engineering which will heavily impact our society and the architectural design of cities. This imminent era could be compared to the age of Great Geographical discoveries in terms of its importance for civilisation.
A spatial structure of the megapolis woven from a blend of fairytale and reality is already generating a more sophisticated structure of the city and the social relations within it. These ‘fairytale’ spaces have a whole master-sheet of their own, which has nothing in common with the laws of physics and mechanics which govern real space. The ability of people to fly or stroll from planet to planet - or to walk through walls during system mal-functions – complicates the architectural composition of the city. A cyberspace filled with glitches and bugs – the components of its natural habitat – has burst out into the real city; rather than destroying it, it has coalesced to form a totally new and hitherto unexplored place – a Cybertopia.
Visits to Cybertopia are strictly dosed and can only be made if you have a prescription from your doctor. Cybertopia brings on addiction and visiting is not recommended for citizens living on a tight schedule or following a program diet; nevertheless, passes can still be bought on the black market or, for those willing to pay extra, in bric-o-brac shops and dentists’. Cybertopia has an infinite number of entrances and exits; it is a space of physical perversions, of accidental consumption and chaotic diets, of triumphs and disappointments. Here, all of the sensory receptors are aroused – the nose and ears, the womb, scrotum, and anus. Over-consumption in Cybertopia results in delays; they mean that everything here happens with a slight lapse – it can be as much as a day or a week. The city bought a virus and infected itself in order to boost its immune system. Cybertopia’s system is also infected because it was hacked. This virus obstructs the city at every step. However, when the city is sabotaged, Cybertopia only shifts three minutes to the left.
Archiprix International 2015 | Spain. 2015 | Nominated for an «Hunter Douglas Award»
eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition | USA. 2015 | The third place
Annual International Festival «2015 Eurasian Prize» | Russia. 2015 | Gold diploma in «Architecture nomination»
Krob 2014 - the 40th annual Ken Roberts memorial delineation competition | USA. 2014 | Finalist
Archiprix Russia 2015 | Russia. 2015 | Finalist
The 5th ISARCH Award | Spain. 2015 | Finalist
International Architecture Awards 2015 | 2015 | The second place in «Urban Design Category»
Annual International Festival of Architecture and Design «Zodchestvo 2014» | Russia. 2014 | Silver sign
23th World Festival and Competition of Graduate Qualification Works on Architecture and Design | Russia. 2014 | Diploma of the first degree of «The Interregional Public Organization Promoting Architectural Education» («MOOSAO») and Diploma of the «Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences»
International Architectural Competition Lazar Khidekel Award | Russia. 2014 | Diploma for a winning in the category «Innovative Architectural Approaches: Visionary of the 21 Century»
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