Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(3A), pp. 93 - 101
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101312
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End of Utopia: Dystopian Architecture

Sara Al Zahrani *, Reaal Babonji , Heba Alhalabi
Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Effat University, Qasr Khuzam St., Kilo. 2, Old Mecca Road. P.O.BOX 34689, Jeddah 21478, Saudi Arabia


In the field of architecture, in the modern corners of life, new technologies and science have been used for the futuristic society to create a perfect community where they can improve the quality of life and to achieve "brave new world" for everyone in next generations. The architects had always dreamed of building a better world using utopian approaches. As a consequence, the architecture's dimension of utopian especially during the nineteenth century, turned upside down to expose a surprisingly regular capacity to introduce the form of dystopian. In an effort to start thinking of ways out of the current impasse, this research aims to examine the roots of architecture's dystopian transition, the human and global warming effects and the contemporary failure development in architecture. As a result of these phenomena, resilience architecture has been discussed as a suggested solution. The objective of this paper is to challenge the built environment to achieve different solutions to the 21st century problems that were caused by architectural movements with a possibly utopian agenda while it is actually turned into the opposite: a dystopian wasteland.

Dystopian, Utopian, Resilience, Global Warming

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[1] Sara Al Zahrani , Reaal Babonji , Heba Alhalabi , "End of Utopia: Dystopian Architecture," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 3A, pp. 93 - 101, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101312.

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Sara Al Zahrani , Reaal Babonji , Heba Alhalabi (2022). End of Utopia: Dystopian Architecture. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(3A), 93 - 101. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101312.