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Animated urban development

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Purely for its entertainment value – this is the offering from the Very Short List for today

In this computer animation by graphic artist Nobuo Takahashi, a Japanese town metamorphoses from a tiny postwar village to a 21st-century urban behemoth, all in the time it takes you to make toast. Like an infinite set of super-realistic Legos put together by unseen hands, houses rise and fall in synchronized waves, giving way to high-rise apartments and office skyscrapers, which finally cluster together in a beastly superstructure of sprawl. For a moment, the city seems to have its own beating heart — and then it loses its soul. Probably a lesson in there somewhere.

Written by Stephen Rees

February 12, 2008 at 9:14 am

Posted in Urban Planning

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  1. I miss houses with no setbacks.


    February 12, 2008 at 9:28 am

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