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Kinetic architecture (1/3)

Kinetic architecture (1/3)
Kinetic architecture (1/3) fLUX, Binary Waves – Lab[au] Another great project by LAb[au], “fLUX binary waves” is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of infrastructural ( passengers, cars…) and communicational ( electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones, radio…) flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. This relation between the installation and the urban activity happens in real time and sets each person as an element of the installation, as a centre of the public realm. The installation fLUX, binary waves is constituted by a network of 32 rotating and luminous panels of 3 meter-high and 60 centimetres wide, placed every 3 meters to form a kinetic wall. The panels rotate around their vertical axis, and have a black reflective surface on one side, the other being plain mat white. Shih Chieh Huang Installation artist Shih Chieh Huang transforms spaces with everyday objects. The exhibition is on till June 6th 2009 Spinning Streetlights

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Kinetic architecture Architecture has now come to a stage where the technical possibilities seem limitless. Buildings become more fluent, dynamic and organic. Examples can be found in most buildings of architect Zaha Hadid. This proposal by designers Kinetura portraits ‘dynamic lines’ quite literal, and imitates flowers that open in the sunlight. installations Carl Scrase, Fractal Alchemy installation, at John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, 2009. via art blart Like this: Christopher Megowan's Convertible Courtyards House Acts Like a Chameleon in Melbourne, Australia Architect Christopher Megowan just unveiled his newly completed Convertible Courtyards House, which functions like an architectural chameleon. Its 12-meter-long roof covers two different courtyards, and it can be retracted to let in sunlight. The project is an extension of an existing house in Melbourne, Australia, and it boasts a series of other state-of-the-art mechanisms that reduce its environmental impact. The architects created a central courtyard between the weatherboard and the extension, and brought plenty of natural lighting to the open kitchen, dining area and living room. A glazed linkway runs along the central courtyard and connects the new master bedroom and ensuite. Cube with Magic Ribbons is a computer-visual and synthesized-sound composition for live performance. The piece takes its title from a drawing by M.C. Escher, which is rich in contradictory perspectives, but it is also inspired by the wrapped spaces found in the two-dimensional graphics of early computer games such as Asteroids and Pac-Man. It was created using a custom visual sequencer, SoundCircuit, which rather than employing a conventional DAW layout, allows multiple virtual tape heads to travel through a two-dimensional wrapped space along tracks that can be freely interconnected. As the tape heads travel through the resultant network, the topological layout of the tracks comes to directly influence the macro form of the music. Furthermore, as the piece unfolds the nature of this already confusing space reveals itself to be increasingly elastic and complex, yet inexorably intertwined with the musical form.

Tom Kundig: Houses 2 Project Details Princeton Architectural Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Tom Kundig: Houses 2, a monograph featuring residences by the award-winning architect and partner of Olson Kundig Architects. In 248 pages featuring 17 homes, the book demonstrates how Kundig is actively redefining the vocabulary of architecture and his commitment to the experiential nature of space – branding him as a unique figure among international practitioners. The book follows the critically acclaimed Tom Kundig: Houses, published in 2006. AHORA is an interactive song, composed and installed in the Hypertemporal Surface. As temporal solids, its sounds exist potentially unfolded on the floor, waiting for someone to make them sound in response to the path they take. The Hypertemporal Surface is a software environment developed for musical composition in space.

LIFT House Project Name: The LIFT House Project Type: 6) architecture Project Mission/Goal: 3) respond to our growing need for clean water, power, shelter, Paleofuture Blog Today we have two men that are either geniuses or completely crazy. While that fine line is usually difficult to discern in any worthwhile endeavor it is especially difficult in the context of futurism. We begin with Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), perhaps most famous for inventing the geodesic dome. What may be most compelling about the man was his fascination with documenting his own life. Stanford University Libraries acquired Fuller's archives in 1999. Ninety Six - Inflatable pixels - MAI Ninety Six is a site specific installation created by Nils Völker for the exhibition Höhenrausch at the OÖ Kulturquartier in Linz, Austria. It comprises 96 plastic arranged in a matrix. The plastic bags can be individually inflated and deflated in different rhythms that create wavelike animations in the wall. While each bag is mounted in a fixed position, the sequences of inflation and deflation create the impression of lively movements.

Dymaxion House Conceived and designed in the late 1920's but not actually built until 1945, the Dymaxion House was Fuller's solution to the need for a mass-produced, affordable, easily transportable and environmentally efficient house. The word "Dymaxion" was coined by combining parts of three of Bucky's favorite words: DY (dynamic), MAX (maximum), and ION (tension). The house used tension suspension from a central column or mast, sold for the price of a Cadillac, and could be shipped worldwide in its own metal tube.