We've got together with New York architects WORKac to give away five copies of the second edition of 49 Cities, their study into design proposals for utopian metropolises.
This competition is now closed.
Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here's more info from WORKac:
Second Edition featuring a new interview with Michael Webb (Archigram) and an essay by Sam Jacob (FAT)
How many inhabitants would Buckminster Fuller’s Tetrahedron City house? What would the density of Rem Koolhaas’ Exodus plan for London, or Superstudio’s Continuous Monument, have been had they ever been realized? How would they compare in scale to Kenzo Tange’s Tokyo Bay project, or to Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse? Which of them would have comprised more green areas?
49 Cities sets out to crunch the numbers of several centuries of unrealized urbanism, all the way from the ideal Roman city to the great utopian projects of the 20th century. Through plans, sections, charts and scale drawings, 49 cities are observed statistically and presented in an unprecedented comparative study, the result of a research project conducted over several years.
Despite the fact that these cities never actually existed in their intended form, this overview of utopian urbanism provides a remarkable insight into our understanding of the contemporary metropolis.
Published by Storefront Books
135 pages, paperback.
Dimensions: 9 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 5/16"
Congratulations to our winners! Ryan Koller in the US, Valery van Nooijen in the Netherlands, David Liddicoat in the UK, Krista Jahnke in Canada and Bart Nicolaas also in the Netherlands.
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