Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bee Flowers: Megastructure

Bee Flowers... Megastructure. "...Today, Russian urban space consists almost entirely of concrete panel houses of only a few types that are spread across the entire nation, making most cities look alike. Cities here have expanded outwards from the center in planned construction thrusts, and with technological progress allowing for ever higher structures to be erected, the tallest buildings stand at the very edge of the the city, such that the built environment closes with a show of force. There is no gradual transition: since urban sprawl was impossible in the absence of free enterprise, the Socialist City has no suburban state. At the city's outer limits, the landscape alters abruptly and radically." From Bee Flowers.


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