John Johansen, now eighty five years previous, has been one of many preeminent architects within the usa for greater than part a century. After learning less than Walter Gropius (who turned his partner's father) at Harvard, he launched into a unprecedented profession marked via experimental household and public layout. on the grounds that retiring from perform, Johansen has committed himself to generating futuristic structure that appears to the latest applied sciences technological know-how has to offer--from nanotechnology to magnetic levitation to fabric science--for its notion. Nanoarchitecture offers 11 of Johansen's so much encouraged visions. A floating convention middle, an residence development that sprouts from the earth and grows by itself, and a levitating auditorium all show Johansen's capricious but thought-provoking principles. Taken jointly, they give an antidote to a lot of ultra-modern form-driven perform. The initiatives in Nanoarchitecture are awarded via a sequence of idiosyncratic types, drawings, and computing device animations suggesting what it'd be wish to inhabit those significant areas. Nanoarchitecture is designed via the award-winning perform COMA."[Johansen] issues towards the production of a brand new vernacular, a brand new textile of area and time within which sleek adventure can elevate, extend, and deepen." --Lebbeus Woods
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