10 – ARCHIBORESCENT CITY

The city of the waves

This city in motion is continuously renewed through a slow progression around a lake where the migrations of its inhabitants follow the rhythm of the lifespan of the city’s main structure, the tree. The...

The tree-house city

The tree-house city is developed in a remodelled forest environment adapted to the needs of a new way of life. The inhabitants are no longer consumers of nature but operators of a new ecosystem,...

The woven city

The habitats of this city are made up of a vegetal mesh produced by the roots of a strangler fig tree which has grown up around a host tree. This fig tree may grow...

The lotus city

This city was inspired by a meeting between Luc Schuiten and the film director François Vives, and was imagined during the making of a film dealing with the lotus in Japan. This flower, the...

Urbacanyon

Situated on a plateau criss-crossed by wide labyrinthine faults like cracks in parched soil, each of these little clusters is constructed using a procedure for slicing up a new type of silicate concrete within...

The hollow cities

In the comic strip Carapaces, which Luc Schuiten and his brother François created in the late seventies, the artist created an imaginary solar-powered city inspired by the traditional type of construction built by the...

The first seed in 1977

Here, the architect has begun by freeing himself from all constraints imposed by technology or by building materials. He has allowed himself to be carried away by the values of a dream, and takes...