heyyy, I'm working on a thesis that's about "architectural education through animated video games". I don't know if you have any information about that, but since we're both architecture students who love anime I thought maybe you'll also know anything that can help? Thanks for the awesome blog (You're on my reference list in this book ♥ )
Hey thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate it. That’s an interesting thesis, I bet you’ll do a great work. I don’t play video games unfortunately, so I really can’t help you on this. But I would really love to see the finished work. Could you please share it when you are finished? I would be really interested.
Have you seen any of the Universal Century Gundam shows? The O'Neill Cylinders (space colonies) are a mainstay, and would probably be very interesting to live in, and to boot its a real design for colonies too.
No I haven’t seen them yet. I remember reading somewhere about the O’Neill Cylinders, but I had forgotten what they were called, thanks for reminding! They are indeed quite interesting, with futuristic designs.
Well depending on the anime I’ve watched, I haven’t seen many utopic communities in anime.
The first anime series that came to my mind is No.6. The life in this city is organised and peaceful, reminding an utopic community. No.6 has a radial city plan with the Moon Drop Tower being the center of the city.
There are some other anime, that they don’t necessarily show utopic and ideal communities but I believe they have utopic urban design.
Tokyo-3 in Evangelion 1.11. It’s an organised city, arranged in 5 blocks which are capable of quickly being retracted beneath the surface at the Geofront, in order to protect the citizens from the Angel attacks.
Another city with quite futuristic and why not utopic design is Neo Tokyo in the movie Akira. The comunity and society here is far from utopic, but I find the urban design quite futuristic and utopic.
And last there is Ghost in the Shell movie and the dreamlike design of Hong Kong, which reminds me of an ideal, utopic city.
Hi, I really like your tumblr, I was wondering if you would post something about the architecture in Studio Ghibli's films, they're pretty cool :)
Hey thank you! Studio Ghibli films are just fantastic and I was planing to post something about them, but I’ve been quite busy with finals these days so I didn’t have much time. I will post something in the next days. Have a nice day :)