"...all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened..."

Ron Herron (1930-1994) of Archigram developed the Walking City project at a time when architecture was heavily politicised. As such, the idea grew as a direct response to the perceived threats of the Cold War era. Conceived as 'arks' that would provide post-apocalyptic protection to surviving communities, these ambulant conurbations would facilitate the re-location to safer zones and resources. Herron's wild ideas were obviously paper only, but provided a strong anti-war/environmentalist message.

The forms shown here are based strictly on his detailed drawings, re-imagined with more contemporary existential threats in mind.

All images available as prints.