everyone is a victor with the ‘no one wins – multibasket’ backboard. the permanent installation that debuted at the 2013 setouchi triennale, is a whimsical backboard concept by berlin- and barcelona-based studio llbot & pons where local teshima island residents can shoot more than just a couple of hoops. hosting six nets, all positioned at various heights, players must use their own imagination to make-up new rules for the classic court sport.
A Walking City for the 21st Century by Manuel Dominguez
In a world where people live more mobile lifestyles than they have for centuries, cities are facing a problem they rarely planned for: their citizens move away. When jobs and resources start to decline, modern cities, such as Detroit, suffer difficult and often wasteful processes of urban contraction. In contrast to this, Manuel Dominguez’s “Very Large Structure,” the result of his thesis project at ETSA Madrid, proposes a nomadic city that can move on caterpillar tracks to locations where work and resources are abundant.
Of course this is not the first time that the idea of a nomadic city has been proposed. Ron Herron’s Walking City is one of the more recognizable Archigram designs from the 1960s, and has been influential to architectural theory ever since. However, the design for the “Very Large Structure” expands on the Walking City by including strong proposals for energy generation on board the city.