Nova Babilònia, 1963

 

‘Is it a social utopia? An urban architectural design? An artistic vision? A cultural revolution? A technological conquest? [...] Each of these issues touches on an aspect of New Babylon.’ After the Second World War, when many cities were being rebuilt, Constant looked to the sky to start working on an architectural project for a future society. His drawings depict a nomadic city: a gigantic network of spaces suspended in the air at different levels and extending around the planet. A Babylon for inhabitants freed from daily work that comes back to us in these days of dystopia.

Intérieur
Detail of a Sector
Sector / sectors
Sade in the Labyrinth
Landscape with Sectors
Joyriding
The objects are intended to have the objective character of industrial products. They are not intended to represent anything other than what they are. The previous categorization of the arts no longer exists.
Charlotte Posenenske