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Actar: Architecture: KM3 Excursions on Capacities :
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KM3 Excursions on Capacities
     
KM3 Excursions on Capacities
 
MVRDV
 
 
 
Three-dimensionality can be seen as architecture's fundamental existence, the profession's acclaimed domain. In times of globalism and scale enlargement, an update of this definition seems needed: metres turn into kilometres, “M3” becomes “KM3”. KM3 is a story about a world that is getting dense. Very dense. It constructs its logical response: a city that is denser. A city that is continuously under construction, with space for limitless capacities, populations. Beyond scarcity. Beyond separation. Beyond pessimism and protectionism. The 3D City. A free-fall in endless space. From right to left, from front to back, from above to below. Pure depth. KM3 is more a construct than an analysis. KM3 is a hypothesis, a theoretical city, a possible urban theory. KM3 can also be seen as a science-fiction novel, a twin pair that describes this upcoming city as an emerging presence, an already existing 'other' world. The book includes a DVD of animations and two urban planning software programs by MVRDV.

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KM3 Excursions on Capacities
     
 
Reviews:
¨Fashionable enough for architects to enjoy¨. Icon Magazine
 
 
Language / ISBN:
English [978-84-95951-85-4] Available
 
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Hard +DVD
 
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Page Number:
15 x 20 cm.
 
1408
     
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ACTAR
 
 
Price:
International 65.00 €
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USA 80.00 $
 
 
         
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