Brazilian architecture firm Studio MK27 has created this short sci-fi animation that imagines a city in 2100 with drone-powered flying homes, 3D-printed food, and replaceable body organs.
Directed by Studio MK27 founder Marcio Kogan, A Metallic Villadrone depicts a city that takes cues from the Japanese Metabolism movement, a post-war modernist architectural movement led by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.
“Personally, I believe that Metabolism is the future of cities with its architectural megastructures and organic biological growth,” Kogan told Dezeen. “Japanese architects such as Kiyonori Kikutake, Fumihiko Maki and Kisho Kurokawa with his Nakagin Capsule Tower, were deeply inspired sources.”
Residences in the film are imagined as pods that appear to sprout from huge towers. Called “villadrones”, each of the homes can be detached and flown using drone technology to move to different towers, depending on the owner’s circumstances.
“The main idea of a dystopian future ended up being based upon nomadic habitation founded on drone systems composing 1000-unit metabolistic towers,” Kogan added. “The residents can move to better or worse places according to their needs or financial situations, in other words, nothing has changed!”
Studio MK27’s concept for A Metallic Villadrone was kickstarted by an idea the studio developed for Dezeen’s 2018 MINI Living Future Urban Home Competition. “I was always fascinated by this theme,” Kogan added. “We had already done a project for a nomadic shelter to be used on the moon.”
The studio first sketched out illustrations to resemble “futuristic retro comic books”, and then developed the film using special effects and collages.
The nearly four-minute-long short shows the city through the eyes of a resident as they undertake every tasks on the last day of the year 2100.
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