Archive for August, 2005
Maps are abstractions of reality, virtual diagrams used to construct or record a persons understanding of a space or navigation route. Bringing that virtual record of space can be brought closer the physical experience of navigating that space using this interesting audio map based project made by Iori Nakai
Usually pen tablets are used to “draw” pictures on the computer, but in Streetscape they allow you to “walk” while listening to the sounds of the city, and to feel the close connection between the map and sounds. Because I tried to create an environment of listening to natural sounds using natural movement, participants interact by tracing the indentations in the map with a pen, rather than with a mouse or their finger. This allows viewers to become more absorbed in the scenery.
August 30th, 2005
Scott Adams approached IDEO to create Dilbert’s Ultimate Cubicle, an attempt to address the myriad issues connected with partition-based offices. The result is a modular cubicle that allows each worker to select the components and create a space based on his or her tastes and lifestyle.
Visit the Website to check out some of the fun and functional modules that were conceptualized for the room.
August 30th, 2005
Deep Walls creates a projected cabinet of cinematic memories. Within each of 16 rectangles, the movements of different viewers within the space are projected, played back over-and-over, and reduced into the space of a small cupboard. Initially, when a viewer or viewers move into the larger rectangle of the entire projection, their shadows begin to be invisibly recorded, and one box within the projection (the eventual destination of the current movements) is cleared out – When all of these viewers leave the larger frame, their shadows are replayed within that smaller, single box, looping indefinitely. Thus the work presents memories of the space, organized and collected into a flat cinematic projection.
Scott Snibbe has made a number of Installations, visit his website here for a look at his portfolio
August 28th, 2005
Not exactly Interactive Architecture but my other passion is moving architecture so here’s some recent news from dexigner
A British based team lead by Alsop Design and Arup are to create a landmark structure to attract visitors to the World Expo 2010. Located on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River, the 250 m tall “Towering Kiss” will offer panoramic views over the historic Bund and the ‘Bladerunner’ vista of Pudong. Alsop Director Stephen Pimbley outlines the project, “The sculptural tower is set to rotate every 4 hours whilst a series of visitor pods travel up and around the legs offering unique and exciting views which will be forever changing as the kiss rotates and as the city of Shanghai evolves.”
The £100 million structure, part of Alsop’s growing body of work in the Far East, has been dubbed the “Shanghai Kiss” and will be taller than the Eiffel Tower.
August 24th, 2005