Architecture has become an increasingly interdisciplinary profession, and the language with which architects envision and articulate their ideas has radically diversified in recent years. Architect Jimenez Lai has pioneered an unexpected and wholly unique approach that moves beyond contemporary architectural renderings and models. Citizens of No Place is a groundbreaking graphic novel on architecture and urbanism.
Inspired by the theoretical drawings of paper architects, Lai uses manga-style storyboards to explore the role of fantasy and storytelling in architecture, and in the process ushers in the next generation of theory and criticism. A key reference for representational techniques, Citizens of No Place showcases provocative design examples for architecture studio courses at all levels.
oo8 Introduction by John McMorrough
011 Conversations With A Developer
021 Noah’s Ark in Space
037 Point Clouds
063 The Obsession Accelerator
077 Drifting Cities of a Past
089 Plan V Section
103 On Types of Seductive Robustness
131 The Future Archaeologist
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Dimensions: 7.5 x 10 inches (19.1 x 25.4 cm)
Paperback: 144 pages, 105 b/w illustrations