Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Apocalyptic Resort for the 2012 Doomsday in Granada, España by Manuel Ocaña + Carlos Arroyo
June 26th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Manuel Ocaña + Carlos Arroyo
This is a strange commission: A “culture ark” in order to retrieve civilization after the 2012 apocalypse.
Located at a mountain slope in Sierra Nevada, Spain, and promoted by Belgian foundation, we were asked to develop the spatial concept to ensure the survival of 20 families and thousands of books for three years.
We were interested in atomization and circulation. Atomization of the big dome space they propose to us and the circulation among those muffins-spaces. We proposed back. We were also interested in the way the underground world manifested upon the landscape.
Additionally we were excited about the contemporary superstitious, the \”scientificisim\” religious looking for immortality (so well explained by Houllebecq) and the experience holydays, which may provide an Apocalyptic Resort.
But it couldn’t be done. Big engineering companies which are currently selling thousands of bunkers around the world -for the impending apocalypse- eliminated us from the project. Theirs arguments: This project is extremely serious and your proposal is expensive and unviable. Of course, promoters believe in military discipline in case of global apocalypse.
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