From Stewart Hicks.
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Discover why the future is brimming with megastructures and linear cities in this thought- exploration. Join us as we delve into the world of Neom’s The Line, a visionary city proposal backed by Saudi Arabian oil money and designed by renowned architects from Morphosis, Peter Cook, UNStudio, Studio Fuksas, Oyler Wu, and Adjaye Associates. The mesmerizing display of models and renderings in Venice showcases the bleeding edge of urban technology and design, epitomizing the collective representation of a futuristic world. Dive into the discussion on the driving forces behind the prominence of megastructures, whether it’s influential political entities, visionary architects, or science fiction authors uncovering human truths in futuristic realms. Explore the fascinating concept of megastructures as living constructions that blend the built environment with nature, transportation, and other facets of life, offering an unparalleled glimpse into a potential future. Embark on a journey that uncovers the profound allure and significance of megastructures in shaping the destiny of our built environment.
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Architecture with Stewart is a YouTube journey exploring architecture’s deep and enduring stories in all their bewildering glory. Weekly videos and occasional live events breakdown a wide range of topics related to the built environment in order to increase their general understanding and advocate their importance in shaping the world we inhabit.
Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company. His work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award or the Young Architect’s Forum Award and has been featured in exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Design Miami, as well as at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in London. His writings can be found in the co-authored book Misguided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published with the Graham Foundation, as well as essays in MONU magazine, the AIA Journal Manifest, Log, bracket, and the guest-edited issue of MAS Context on the topic of character architecture.