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The Eggs of Price: An Ovo-Urban Analogy | Strange Maps
As an architect, Cedric Price (1934-2003) was such a visionary that he inspired the Centre Pompidou in Paris and anticipated the London Eye rather than actually design those things himself.
Price’s supposed brilliance is hard to gauge, as very few of his designs were actually built - the most famous exception being the aviary at London Zoo. But if genius is the ability to convey complex information in simple images, then Price had me at egg.
The city as an egg, to be exact. Price condenses millennia of urban evolution into three types of egg: boiled, fried and scrambled - in that chronological order.