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Open Burble – Update

September 4, 2006 |

Here are some images from the first flight of Open Burble by Usman Haque

images taken by Kiat Tan  

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Open Burble – Usman Haque

August 30, 2006 | | 3 Comments

Project Development, visualisation & flight tests

Commissioned for the Singapore Biennale 2006, Open Burble is the most recent public art work of Usman Haque. It is a further development of his earlier well known Sky Ear project where a … Read More

Ars Electronica 2006

August 29, 2006 | | 2 Comments

I'm off on a small holiday tomorrow to the Ars Electronica Festival held in Linz, Austria. I say holiday, infact its more research, never the less I'm looking forward to seeing a number of projects in the flesh that I've … Read More

Angels – Constructing Reconfigurable Space

July 5, 2006 | | One Comment

I’ve finally got round to recovering interactive architecture dot org and I’m pleased to be able to get back to blogging by introducing my most recent research into Constructing Interactive Reconfigurable Space. Collaborating with Paul Burres a fellow student … Read More

RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURES: Subtle Technologies 2006

April 27, 2006 |

RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURES: Subtle Technologies 2006 Festival Here is the opportunity to hear scientific talks in the context of those who draw metaphors from and interpret science. For Responsive Architectures 2006, we are proud to cover topics from dynamic cell … Read More

Vacuum Packing – Heartbeat – Ishiwata

April 19, 2006 |

Artist Makoto Ishiwata newest piece: Vacuum Packing!: Heartbeat , a polyhedron-shaped giant capsule, vacuum packs its inhabitant from all sides in rubber and a rhythmic soundscape. Ishiwata intentions were to create a space for self-reflection and meditation. The heartbeat also … Read More

PODNET (post-digital architecture network) event

March 25, 2006 |

If you can’t make it to Game Set Match II in Delft there’s two days of a range of presentations coming up in London, including live robot demonstrations, academic papers, videos and art works exploring the many routes by which … Read More

Game Set and Match II – Delft

March 21, 2006 |

Wed 29th – Friday 31st March 2006 Delft Faculty of Architecture – Map

I’m really looking forward to going to Game Set and Match II held at Delft University of Technology next week. It’s a three-day symposium organized … Read More

Luxury Floating Hotel in the Air

March 16, 2006 | | 3 Comments

Worldwide Aeros Corporation are co-developing with WATG a flying Hotel and speculate the behemoth cruise liner complete with staterooms, restaurants, shops, etc. will be built by 2010. Testing will begin in 18 months on a smaller test version of … Read More

Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture

March 9, 2006 |

11-12 March 2006

Oudenoord 275, Utrecht, Netherlands


Between September and December 2005 the Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture brought together a large international group of people to think about what all this means for spatial design … Read More

Lightbulb – Jeff Lieberman

March 2, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Here's a great piece I saw a while ago and meant to post. Jeff Lieberman has explores two phenomena, the stabilization of unstable systems using feedback, and wireless power transmission. Feedback systems often levitate objects, stabilize inverted pendulums, and … Read More

Architecture and Sound

March 1, 2006 | | 8 Comments

Tonight on the Subject of Architecture and Sound, John Bell, a lecturer at the Architectural Association London and director of transdisciplinary practice will be moderating a discussion on resonance104.4FM .

Usman Haque , Flow Motion, and Janek Schaefer will … Read More

Pneumatic Parliament

February 17, 2006 | | 2 Comments

More inflatable wonders to behold. Pneumatic Parliament by Peter Sloterdijk and Gesa Mueller von der Hagen , still at conceptual stage, a political piece of inflatable architecture where a lightweight transportable dome could be quickly installed to provide a … Read More

Flying Wind Turbines

February 9, 2006 |

In the course of my research into making lighter-than-air interactive architecture I keep finding remarkable new applications for Dirigible technology. See the Space Lift and the Flying Radio Towers so while it may not be specifically interactive architecture, I thought … Read More

Back From Berlin

February 8, 2006 |

Visiting the Reichstag

I’ve just got back from the Transmediale Festival in Berlin which from an interactive architecture perspective was quite a disappointment due to the lack of interactive installations and devices at the exhibition however on the plus … Read More

Can you help?

February 2, 2006 | | One Comment

As you may have seen there’s a tutorials page attached to the blog which I’ve had online as long as the blog has been running. I’ve been meaning to build up a tutorials section of links to other websites … Read More

pie-in-the-sky or the future of wireless networks?

January 31, 2006 | | 3 Comments

Why put up costly cell-phone towers in thinly populated areas, when a few balloons would do? In North Dakota, former Gov. Ed Schafer is backing a plan to loft wireless network repeaters on balloons high above the state to fill … Read More

Theo Jansen’s – Evolving Species

January 24, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Video one of Theo’s Creatures Walking

Theo Jansen spoke at the Bartlett School of Architecture last week leaving his audience of students and professors all gasping for air with excitement, full of new ideas about the potential of even … Read More