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Colour Responsive Chairs – Moritz Waldemeyer

September 26, 2007 |

By Royal Appointment is a set of responsive chairs by Moritz Waldemeyer. As a person sits in the chair, an RGB colour sensor in the back reads the colour of their clothing. The colour LEDs on the back of … Read More

Robotic Chair

September 13, 2006 |

At Ars Electronica's Cyber Arts exhibition I got to finally see after seeing a prototype video online last year, Max Sean, Raffaello D'Andrea, and Matt Donovan's 'Robotic Chair' project in action. The robotic chair can break apart and then … Read More

Machine Theatre

February 14, 2018 |

Seen above is my favourite installation art by roboticist Arthur Ganson.

A chair rests peacefully centre stage. A seemingly cumbersome machine enters. It moves towards the chair, slowly but gracefully, almost floating. The machine swoops ups the chair. It performs a … Read More

Biofeedback between body and environment

February 12, 2018 |

In his book, Limbo, Bernard Wolfe describes the human body as:

The human skin is an artificial boundary: the world wanders into it, and the self wanders out of it, traffic is two-way and constant.

The body exists as a … Read More

Changing Spatial Boundaries.

September 17, 2017 |

“Augmented reality will not only change the way architects work but also how we use the space,” says architect Greg Lynn (2016). The physical space can be transformed by overlaying digital information provided by a Head Mounted Display … Read More

The Role of Intuition in Designing Human-Robot Interfaces

September 14, 2017 |

“I can’t define a robot, but I know one when I see one.” [1]

More than a century ago, in 1898, Nikola Tesla first made use of radio signals to remotely control a miniature boat in … Read More

Digital Animism: Through Looking at the Meaning within Noise

September 12, 2017 |

Ever since the most ancient of times, the concept of animism has followed the belief that things, from inanimate objects to landforms, have spirits residing inside of them, for example, a god of the mountain, a god of the … Read More

Making The Palimpsest

September 28, 2016 | | One Comment

In the spring of 2016, we learned that our studio space and large portions of its neighborhood would be demolished for the construction of the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project. After hearing about the controversy surrounding the community engagement practices … Read More

The Palimpsest: Changing cities with virtual reality

August 19, 2016 |

High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s second high-speed rail line if it is built. In the first phase of construction, the line would connect London to Birmingham. In later phases, it would extend to Leeds, Manchester, and possibly … Read More

The Ear and The Other. Collective Listening.

August 11, 2016 |

Featured image: Kristina Kubish – Electrical walks, Bremen (2006).

1.1 What does our future city sound like?

Virtual and augmented reality has become more and more accessible over the last couple of years with the rise of mobile virtual … Read More

Democratizing the production of architecture

February 19, 2016 |

Architecture is a pervasive presence in our lives. In fact, buildings are so ubiquitous that the general terms for position in English, ‘inside’ and ‘outside’, place us in constant reference to which side of architecture we are located (Zizek 2010), … Read More

Spatial Relations to The Mind

February 10, 2016 |

“The extended mind” claims that our environment is a part of mind, supposes a dynamic interaction system between individuals and environment (Clark and Chalmers, 1998). It is a common belief now that the mind is the activity of the brain. … Read More

A note on ‘embodied networks’

December 16, 2013 |

Architecture, in a traditional understanding of the term, is mainly composed of observed objects (chairs, radiators and walls – such as Rietveld’s interior pictured above) while its users are considered as observers. Technology has enabled us to introduce trivial machines … Read More

FABRICATE Conference

February 14, 2011 |

FABRICATE Conference is coming up and the schedule if finalised. Here are all the keynotes, chair and speaker. I excited to say I think its going to be a great event. If you’re in London in April please do try … Read More

Sublime Flesh Exhibition

March 29, 2010 |

“Sublime Flesh: Architectural Experiments for Sacred and Sublime Spaces” brings together, for the first time, new designs for contemporary spiritual spaces developed by students at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. A collection of research projects located in international cities … Read More

Arthur Ganson

April 9, 2008 | | 2 Comments

Arthur Ganson has been a great inspiration to me. His artistic and engineering skill is articulated with great humour and weightlessness. I just thought I’d put a few videos I found online up here but I recommend the DVD … Read More

Sean Hanna

December 7, 2007 | | One Comment

Sean Hanna is an interesting architect/engineer whose work I’ve been meaning to cover for some time. He was awarded a American Institute of Architects Student Gold Medal and went on to work on algorithmic & parametric design aspects … Read More

Peter Cook – Lecture – London

September 28, 2007 |

6.30pm Wednesday 3 October 2007

Sir Peter Cook, The Bartlett Chair of Architecture from 1991-2005, returns to the Bartlett in 2007 to open the 2007/08 International Lecture Series with his talk titled "2 Years of Gossip and Some Stuff … Read More