High Density
Docomomo Journal 50 (2014/1)

Editors: Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira

Guest editors: Eui-Sung Yi

Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, High density architecture, Urban growth, Modern urban planning.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.52200/50.I.P5Q8H829

The debates that followed the World Design Conference (WoDeCo, Tokyo, 1960) on the search for a “total Image for the 20th Century” pointed out among worldwide designers, architects and planners, viewpoints and intellectual ideas concerning the future of the city, particularly in the wake of technological and scientific advancement in industry. At the time of the WoDeCo, progressive architects formed the “Metabolism” group and proposed their concepts for dealing with the increasing complexity of the cities rising. Debating over the ideal city and promoting a kind of experimental architecture based on ideas of life styles and communities for a new era, its biological name suggests that buildings and cities should be designed in the same organic way that the material substance of a natural organism propagates adapting to its environment by changing its forms in rapid succession.
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