Propulsion : On Changing Futures

© Douglas Murphy

© Douglas Murphy

Giant Envelopes and the Total Interior

In the 1960s and ’70s, advanced architecture was in thrall to the idea that industrialized urban society could be reconciled with the natural world through high technology. The spatial figure that most caught the imagination at this time was the dome. Inspired by space capsules, new structural technologies, and new forms of environmental control, the dome promised that the natural world could be brought inside, controlled, made regular.

Lecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, 20th October 2016