Architect Magazine

DATE Mon, 2010-12-06 (All day)

Braulio Agnese covers in Architect Magazine's "Screengrab" series.

"Underdome was inspired in part by “Dome Over Manhattan,” R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao’s 1960 proposal for a two-mile-diameter structure that, feasibility aside, would have offered real environmental design benefits for the metropolis. But the name is also a sly pop-culture reference to the 1985 movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, whose storyline centers on Bartertown, a ragtag, postapocalyptic community powered by pig waste. If architects can better influence energy use as it relates to the future shape of society as a whole, perhaps it won’t take a disaster to make the decision for us."

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