« July 2006 | Main | September 2006 »

15. 08. 2006  15:07 | 02_Project_Links_&_Ressources_4

4d space / New book by Lucy Bullivant

"In the next few years, emerging practices in interactive architecture are set to transform the built environment. Smart' design was once regarded as the preserve of museum exhibits or Jumbotrom advertising screens, but 'multi-mediated' interactive design has started entering into every domain of public and private life as a spatial medium, interactive architecture is revolutionising and reinventing our work, leisure and domestic spaces.
Fast-changing social contexts are dominated by the blurring of boundaries between work and play, information retrieval and use. Pliable and responsive digital environments raise the haptic and intuitive threshold of public and private space by harnessing physical and mental responses. Will interactive architecture embrace a wider scope of functions and experiences from sensing mechanisms, to the info-lounge, to the ambient home environment and the holistic hospital through customisable design possibilities? ..."

Posted by patrick keller at 15:07

15. 08. 2006  14:45 | 01_Mobility_&_Mashup_Situations , 02_Project_Links_&_Ressources_4

Lighter than air architecture / Bartlett School of Architecture

Within the collaboration with the SWIS laboratory from EPFL (workshop_4), our first projetc idea was to develope a "lighter than air" architecture that would take into account the activities of 3-4 users/people, collaborate with them and activate spatial configurations and/or functions (shelter, lighting system, communication, etc. according to such activities. Due to time constraints, we are working on a reduced projects where swarm robots are still moving in 2d (large table configuration). It seems that the Bartlett school of architecture has the same kind of ideas we had and is starting to work on such a project. Follow the link below (we-make-money-not-art's blog or on interactive architecture dot org's blog as well).

Posted by patrick keller at 14:45