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House of Cards: Tower of Babel - Ground Zero | by chrisnb20
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House of Cards: Tower of Babel - Ground Zero

A house of cards- A contemporary tower of Babel

This project is a living monument to western capitalism. It is an interpretation of capitalism manifested into a theoretically inhabitable tower, presented as a parable much like the original Babel

The playing card is used as the one building block to create this city. The obsession of the card, the grand yet flawed nature of the house of cards, and the fractal system are all parallels that can be drawn with a western economic system. The card forms the element for a fractal modular architecture. A modular architecture that actively encourages both curves and immense detail while maintaining the properties of repetition and standardisation that allows it to flourish

This is a grand, immensely dense and ornate architecture. It is essentially a cathedral to man


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Taken on November 6, 2008