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Kisho Kurokawa on life, reality and masterplanning

It was hard to imagine what Kisho Kurokawa's rambling disquisition on symbiosis, the concepts of the life principle, and the age of diversity, would mean to his besuited, largely male audience at the Royal Society of Arts. But his description of the masterplanning scheme he has conceived for the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, struck a topical note in light of the recent focus of attention on those regions formerly within the orbit of USSR power.

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