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Imagining Architecture's Dystopian, Corrugated-Steel Future

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Extremely filthy, highly branded, and built from reclaimed shipping containers, this foreboding vision of the future of architecture paints a rather bleak fate for cities. Created by South African designer Justin Plunkett, the so-called Con/struct series is meant to illustrate the overbearing influence of commercialization both on the way we live and on our urban landscape. Plunkett hopes his computer-animated work—which looks like one part shipping container architecture gone awry and one part ruin porn—will "encourage questioning and exploration: inviting the debate around how marketing-induced aspiration and perceived value can empower but can also corrupt, how it can be both perverse and create beauty." Take a depressing look, below:

· Justin Plunkett imagines the media's influence on urban architectural sites [Design Boom]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]