In 2010, Dwell magazine took a look at four radical plans to reshape and retrofit spaces outside of our cities. Ten years later, the magazine revisited those plans and asked the experts if those plans were possible or pie-in-the-sky.
Reflecting on the original ideas and subsequent projects, Galina Tachieva describes how what has been achieved has been more ambitious than what was then shown. The innovative and practical techniques have continued to be advanced and have been widely applied in proposals aimed at repurposing obsolete or underperforming real estate of different scales and types. Ten years later they remain more relevant than ever.