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From dust till dawn

September 15, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Dust behaves unpredictably and is difficult to control. Besides that it is not especially popular, being regarded as "dirt" in our culture. As elusive as time seems to us it nevertheless leaves physical traces in the form … Read More

Reorient – Migrating Architectures

September 8, 2006 |

"Re:orient – migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China ‘s global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only along retail channels, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built … Read More

Symphonic House

August 7, 2006 | | One Comment

Symphonic House  is a joint experiment between David Hanawalt, Architect and Bill Close, Sonic Installation Artist; The House explores the integration of site, sight and sound through the creation of architecture as musical instruments.


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Waves – Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler

August 1, 2006 | | One Comment

Waves is a sound installation that uses buoys to connect wading pools in two different locations and create sound compositions generated by the energy of waves in a wading pool. An accelerometer in each buoy measures the magnitude … Read More


May 4, 2006 |

ART+COM are a group of Artists I’ve been meaning to write about for a long time. Based in Berlin they produce commercial interactive installations, as well as work for Galleries and Exhibitions. Here are a few of their projects; … Read More

Interfacing Architecture for a Networked Society – Adam Somlai-Fischer – Aether architecture

April 18, 2006 | | One Comment

I’ve enjoyed the work of Adam Somlai-Fischer for some time so it was great to finally see him present his work at the Game Set Match Conference last week. Rather than go into detail on all of his work I’ve … Read More

Mirror_SPACE – Brigitta Zics

March 20, 2006 |

Short listed for this years Europrix Top Award in Cross Media Mirror_SPACE was my personal bet to win. It didn’t but I still think it was the best piece in that category, which was also the category my own project … 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

Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen

February 16, 2006 | | 2 Comments

HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen) reverse cultural engineers the technological systems that surround us: From transport design to pollution monitoring, from public advertisement to meteorology, from architecture to public lightning. Their work seeks to go back in time, … 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

NOX – Lars Spuybroek – Whispering Garden – Rotterdam

January 18, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Okay apologies for irrelevant last post here’s one about interactive architecture strangely enough. NOX run by Lars Spuybroek do some fantastic work and have made a number of interactive buildings and installations over the past few years including Son-O-House and … Read More

Philips – Entertaible

January 14, 2006 |

Philips have made the Entertaible which is a 30” LCD touchscreen table that has been developed for social gaming applications for people in places like bars and restaurants, and perhaps one day in the home. It also has built … Read More

Singing bridges

January 11, 2006 | | 4 Comments

“Singing bridges” by Australian Jodi Rose is a sonic sculpture, playing the cables of stay-cabled and suspension bridges as musical instruments.

An urban sound-scape that reflects the physical and metaphoric structure of the telecommunications network, with its fibre-optic … Read More

Ada : The Inteligent Room

November 15, 2005 |

Ada is a novel artificial organism, a creature in the shape of a space that can perceive and react to its surroundings. At the same time, her form facilitates a novel interaction between humans and machine that goes beyond … Read More

Kaleidophone РChristian M̦ller

November 5, 2005 |

By selecting the telephone numbers indicated within the base range of the cladding the visitors can evoke sounds using the number keys of their telephones. They can also manipulate the shade play on the surface of the light sculpture. … Read More


October 28, 2005 |

An ‘Operating System’ for contemporary architecture (Arch-OS, ‘software for buildings’) has been developed to manifest the life of a building and provide artists, engineers and scientists with a unique environment for developing transdisciplinary work and new public art.

Arch-OS is … Read More

RE:MARK and The Hidden Worlds of Noise and Voice

October 20, 2005 | | One Comment

2 really nice pieces that are interested in the visualisation of invisible flows of information. These two aesthetic and sensory observatories for the perception of this parallel reality have been developed by Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman in collaboration with … Read More

Body Brush – Horace Ip, Young Hay, Alex Tang

September 1, 2005 |

A little like the MIT project “Installation” that I blogged in July but more of a preformance/artist tool, Artist Young Hay believes the “body brush” may be embraced by the art community because it creates a unique type of relationship … Read More