tags: archizoom, no stop city. No comments: . local to an international level: an interest for a city’s “insignificant” places was the first manifested. Archizoom Associati. No-Stop City, Projet d’Andrea Branzi. A model for global urbanization, No-Stop City is a theoretical project published for the first time. by Archizoom Change this. 1 of 3. Description Change this. No-stop City is an unbuilt project and documented in drawings. The drawings show.

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No-Stop City, 1969

Stoo was a key participant in the “radical architecture” movement of the s, which reacted against modernist architecture and downplayed practical concerns in favor of a more imaginative, science-fiction-like approach. Spaces are filled with rocks and branches, small pieces of nature brought inside the artificial world.

Public space becomes commerce space private space and commerce space becomes public space.

I think by making these ties between Aureli and Archizoom it is clear that something within architecture discourse ciy its role within the city is no adding up. Like other radical architecture groups of the s, it reacted against modernist architecture nl downplayed practical concerns in favor of an imaginative, science-fiction-like approach. This plan illustrates a fragment of a metropolis that can be extended infinitely through the addition of homogenous elements adapted to a variety of uses.

Those contradictions lead to major issues within the field because architecture claims one thing but does another. This plan, drawn by Branzi, illustrates a fragment of a metropolis that can extend infinitely through the addition of homogenous elements adapted to a stkp of uses. A society freed from its own alienation, emancipated from the rhetorical forms of humanitarian socialism and rhetorical progressivism: They use the tools and ideas of modernism to then critique it.

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The Bankruptcy of Architecture: Archizoom, No Stop City

Inthe Archizoom group, while carrying out an experimental work in the field of design, also undertook a research on environment, mass culture and the city, which led to the project No-Stop City. The theoretical project was first published in the review Casabella npunder the title: I think there will be larger questions of place and identity asked within these topics but this seems to frame a new crisis.


The domestication of the work place is really meant to blur the lines between work and life. If you have additional information or spotted archixoom error, please send feedback to digital moma. No-stop City is an unbuilt project and documented in drawings.

When it comes to the ideology of Silicon Valley, they want to remove all contradiction and complexity with a yes or a archizoom 0 or 1. Does the building have units, sf of leasable space, and a coffee shop?

To me right now it seems to be. This is the real yardstick model of the future city and consequently of reality as a whole: Strongly ironic but designed with stoo political ingenuity, the proposal questions the normative character of the existing city and defends new conceptions of life as expressed in revolutionary urban form.

In this drawing, which presents an idea rather than an actual plan, technology eliminates the need for a centralized city.

The photographs portray an endless and rather featureless space in which humans live as campers. Life becomes work and work becomes life, convenience. The group members wrote, “The factory and the supermarket become the specimen models of the future city: Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.

Archizoom has specifically been relevant because though my early research I was trying to understand how to describe the generic nature of cities and articulate some understanding of why. If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. There is the idea of radicalizing the industrial component of modern architecture to the extreme. The principle behind the No-Stop City was the idea that advanced technology could eliminate the need for a centralized stpp city.

No-Stop City is a critical Utopia, a model of global urbanization where afchizoom is the essential conceptual instrument used archizkom the mutation of living patterns and territories.

Apps view the world as complex, but believe that they can solve for it with convenience. Biomorphic forms, placed haphazardly over an infinitely extendable grid represent acclimatized microenvironments, for example, green amoeba-like forms are parks, and the serpentine strings are housing units.


It seems like architecture and architects have no way to even articulate some way to address the contradictions within architecture and society.

More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. Generic is not a new term, but I think it is an easy way to describe the majority of architecture within cities whether that is good or bad is not the current question. Newsletter Stay informed and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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The archlzoom show an infinitely extending grid, subdivided by partial lines symbolizing walls, and interrupted only by natural features such as mountains. Maximum result with minimum effort could be found in every product description from Silicon Valley.

What does Archizoom’s No-Stop city mean the cities of today? You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. To qualitative utopias, we oppose the only possible utopia: Gathering all the texts and drawings, this book reveals to us the “Endless City” intertwining architecture with objects and the triumphant consumer society, giving an interpretation where the repetition of a single central element, a building or a group of objects makes up, through a play of cit, a catatonic environment, a mo supermarket, a now reached future to be composed.

No-Stop City is a qualityless city in which the individual can achieve his own housing conditions as a creative, freed and personal activity. Pier Vittorio Aureli hints at the first one many times in his xtop about capitalism and architecture. The No-stop City is an instrument of emancipation. So, what does this mean for the city now?