Abstract

Many contrasting utopian visions have been offered by an array of writers and designers since Thomas More first coined the term in the early 16th century. The Chthonopolisis one of the most recent. Conceived by Nic Clear–architect, curator, now Head of the Department of Architecture and 3D Design at the University of Huddersfield–it is an underground city of the future that mingles architecture with science fiction. After tracing itshistorical precedents, Clear outlines his project which,with its sentient matrix and immersive-gaming approach,embraces the need to think beyond current knowledge when envisioning what lies ahead.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationCelebrating The Marvellous
Subtitle of host publicationSurrealism and Architecture
EditorsNeil Spiller
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
Pages120-128
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781119254430, 9781119254348
ISBN (Print)9781119254416
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Publication series

NameArchitectural Design
PublisherWiley

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Huddersfield
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Clear, N. (2018). Subterranean Speculations: The Chthonopolis. In N. Spiller (Ed.), Celebrating The Marvellous: Surrealism and Architecture (pp. 120-128). (Architectural Design). John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Clear, Nicholas. / Subterranean Speculations : The Chthonopolis. Celebrating The Marvellous: Surrealism and Architecture. editor / Neil Spiller. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2018. pp. 120-128 (Architectural Design).
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