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It stands to reason that production designers would want to avoid connections with things so grounded in reality. But in fact, there is somewhat of a tradition of using modern architecture as a foundation for the creation of fictional film worlds. Science fiction relies on an audience believing in the world they are presented with. Clever camera work, perspective design, and temporary materials can only do so much.

What often tips the balance in favour of using real, Modern buildings - rather than a temporary set - is the authenticity and atmosphere they provide the Science Fiction genre. In the past, set designers have had to choose between building a temporary set or finding a suitably cinematic existing space.

But there was always a trade off: a purpose built sound stage is expensive and the scale is limited, but shooting on location is always problematic due to time pressures and permits. Then there is the problem of not just what to build but how to build an environment of the future. Luckily those in the architectural profession busy themselves with this very conundrum on a daily basis and occasionally an architect will come up with a solution so radical and unconventional that it is also fit for Hollywood.

Save this picture! The solidity of this permanent structure gave a credibility to the set design, which would have been difficult to achieve using temporary mock ups. The hugely popular film Gattaca , also incorporated a Frank Lloyd Wright original - this time the Marin County Civic Centre , which stood in as headquarters of a futuristic aerospace corporation.

A surprising choice, considering it was completed in Used under Creative Commons Of course, the relatively recent emergence of animation technologies means that there are now a host of digital alternatives available to production designers to create fictional worlds - which you would expect would reduce the reliance on tangible structures in film. While this may well be the way things go, we are still seeing a prevalence of modern architecture in contemporary sci-fi films.

The absence of hustle and bustle, the lack of clutter and disorder here creates an unnerving disquiet. The polished sculptural space provides some aesthetic relief from the grisly mechanics of the Autobots and certainly the operable brise soleil gives Optimus Prime a lesson in grace. These unique pieces of contemporary architecture sit easily within a vision of the future because that is exactly where they were intended to reside.

They are the result of unnerving questioning of conventions and the extension of conventional boundaries. They also provide the films in which they have featured a level of authenticity and realism which convince and engage an audience. Although in most cases these buildings are involved with a future gone wrong - from the dark foreboding environment of Blade Runner to the clinical and menacing world of Aeon Flux, the regular referencing of modern architecture in Science Fiction can also be taken as a compliment.

It shows that contemporary design is seen as having a part in our future and acknowledges that the architectural profession is an important leader in shaping that future.

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It stands to reason that production designers would want to avoid connections with things so grounded in reality. But in fact, there is somewhat of a tradition of using modern architecture as a foundation for the creation of fictional film worlds. Science fiction relies on an audience believing in the world they are presented with. Clever camera work, perspective design, and temporary materials can only do so much.

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Sci-Fi Circuit: The Purpose and Value of Science Fiction

Why do we write, read, and love sci-fi? We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from escapism, in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality Sci-fi makes us think, wonder, and ask what if and why.

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