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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It seems like architecture and architects have no way to even articulate some way to address the contradictions within architecture and society. Apps view the world as complex, but arrchizoom that they can solve for it with convenience. This record is a work in progress.

In that sense, architecture is attempting to interact directly with that world, but has realized its viability is only based on a response of yes or no. The archizokm behind the No-Stop City was the idea that advanced technology could eliminate the need for a centralized modern city. I think now in a arcgizoom general way because this is becoming longer than intended I have established some terms and ways to describe processes, design, and the market within the city.

The Bankruptcy of Architecture: Archizoom, No Stop City

Contradiction, to me, is one of the most important words in architecture. I think by making these ties between Aureli and Archizoom wrchizoom is stol that something within architecture discourse on its role within the city is no adding up.

Archizoom 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. His Residential Park, No-Stop City, like other works of Archizoom, is a reaction against modernist architecture that explores the imaginative at the expense of the practical.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. The Museum of Modern Art, No-Stop City is a critical Utopia, a model of global urbanization where design is the essential conceptual instrument used in n mutation of living patterns and territories.

When it comes to the ideology of Silicon Valley, they want to remove all contradiction and complexity with a yes or a no 0 or 1. An app is designed to solve a problem and its viability is contingent on it solving said problem. Tents, appliances, and motorcycles show that basic needs are met, while other drawings show endless grids of bedrooms, perhaps containing the Dream Bed or Safari Chair.


A society freed from its own alienation, emancipated from the rhetorical forms of humanitarian socialism and rhetorical progressivism: I think there will be larger questions of place and identity asked within these topics but this seems to frame a new crisis.

If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. So, what does this mean for the city now? Strongly ironic but designed with committed political ingenuity, the proposal questions the normative character of the existing city and defends new conceptions of life as expressed in revolutionary urban form.

Italy by Archizoom Change this. No Stop City Change this. Like other radical architecture groups of the s, it reacted against modernist architecture and 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.

Andrea Branzi. Residential Park, No-Stop City project (Plan). | MoMA

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No Stop City- Archizoom. In his writing, The Domino-Problem: All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. Does the building have units, sf of leasable space, and a coffee shop? 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 mirrors, a catatonic environment, a boundless supermarket, a now reached future to be composed.

This plan, drawn by Branzi, illustrates a fragment of a metropolis that can extend infinitely through the addition of homogenous elements adapted to a variety of uses.

Archizoom takes those ideas of a homogeneous city and proposes it on an endless scale. NAi Booksellers for inspiration and information in the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design.

The drawings show an infinitely extending grid, subdivided by partial lines symbolizing walls, and interrupted only by natural features such as mountains. Generic is not a new term, but I think it is an easy way to describe the stip of architecture within cities whether that is good or bad is not the current question. Free-form organic shapes—representing park areas—and residential units are placed haphazardly over a grid structure, allowing for a large degree of freedom within a regulated system.


The photographs portray an endless and rather featureless space in which humans live as campers.

No-Stop City, 1969

This is the real yardstick model of the future city and consequently of reality as a whole: They were inspired by the architectural group Archigram, and by its technological projects for urban utopias; in fact they took their name in part from the name of the British group and in part from the title— Zoom— of an issue of the publication Archigram.

Overview Description 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.

That is a capitalist principle at its core, yet architecture design, architecture process, and every aspect of society has embraced it while seemingly attempting to question the impacts of capitalism within our society.

The theoretical project was first published in the review Casabella inunder the title: As Andrea Branzi puts it, this project implements “the idea of the fading away of architecture within metropolis”. The Museum of Modern Art,p. What does Archizoom’s No-Stop city mean the cities of today? Maximum result with minimum effort could be found in every product description from Silicon Valley.

No-Stop City is a qualityless city in which the individual can achieve his own housing conditions as a creative, freed and personal activity. The group members wrote, “The factory and the supermarket become the specimen models of the future city: The domestication of the work place is really meant to blur the lines between work and life.

Pier Vittorio Aureli hints at the first one many times in his writings about capitalism and architecture. Andrea Branzi, a founding member of Archizoom, the Italian avant-garde architectural group begun inwas inspired by the urban utopias of the British group Archigram. Those contradictions lead to major issues within the field because architecture claims one thing but does another.