EXTRAPOLATED CITY

Posted on May 5, 2012

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This project aims to detect aspects of the existing city that so far remained unnoticed. By extrapolating these isolated components, new forms of urbanism emerge, where a river runs through the Circle Interchange, bridges start to cross between skyscrapers, lakes appear in the Loop, rooftops become lush gardens, buildings begin to set back, a vertical park grows tall, urban graphics are written into the shoreline, and individual monuments form historical archipelagos.

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Credit: Brandon Biederman, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)

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Credit: Evgeniya Plotnikova, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)

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Credit: Matthew Messner, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)

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Credit: Tao Tao, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)

Terminal Park-vertical parkCredit: Kasia Cimoch, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)

Credit: Travis Kalina, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)

Credit: Katherine LaCourt, UIC Seminar Eisenschmidt (Visionary Cities Project)