When German architect and LAVA co-founder Chris Bosse was asked to conceive The City of the Future for the CUSP: Designing Into the Next Decade exhibition at the Australian Design Center, it was like letting a racehorse out of the gates. Even before his visionary work on the unforgettable Watercube of Beijing Olympics fame, Bosse had been applying his Frei Otto sensibilities to lightweight, revolutionary, futurist architecture with signature glam and vigor. The City of the Future brings the thinking of several individual projects into a galloping whole: we see in this exhibition the culmination of years of innovative philosophical and developmental research aimed at giving birth to buildings that look pretty and really perform.
We caught Bosse on Skype while he was en route from Honk Kong to Sydney, to get his thoughts on the future urban jungle, a place he calls Cloud City.
July 20, 2013