BIX, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria
The Bix Website
In 2003 Peter Cook (co-founder of Archigram) and Colin Fourner (Professor of the Bartlett School of Architecture) used a low-res application of programmable skin technology called BIX to bring to life the Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria , a venue for multi-disciplinary exhibitions. The skin wrapped around the entire body of the building displaying constantly changing images designed by artist and curators. â€˜BIX enables the institution to present a transparency of information and content and to further develop methods for dynamic communication between buildings and their surroundings, between internal content and outside perception.â€™ The structure of the walls no longer separates the inside from the outside but instead becomes a mediator to the public.
â€˜The skins and surface envelope of buildings become programmable surfaces, photo sensitive membranes that narrate, design and inform the spatial organization of the volumes and interpret their functions.â€™