Of metabolism: future cities for our contemporary world

Fabiano Lemes

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There is a new surge of interest in Metabolism both as a movement and as a conceptual field. This manifests itself today in manifold ways in the works by many architects and future architects1 across the world, but has recently shone at the opening of the 24th World Congress of Architecture in Tokyo in 2011 through the exhibition Metabolism: the City of the Future, at the Mori Art Museum, and the launch of the book Project Japan: Metabolism Talks... by Koolhaas and Obrist. The text is a review of the exhibition and a short analysis of the significance of the Japanese Metabolists to contemporary architecture
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • metabolism
  • Koolhaas
  • Tokyo
  • architecture


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