Blog Profile / Interactive Architecture

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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Augmentation of Plants

Plants intuitively collect information about their surroundings. Much like humans, animals and machines, they have electrical signals travelling inside them, but no nerves. Still, they naturally react to changes in luminous intensity, osmotic pressure, temperature, cutting, mechanical stimulation, water availability and wounding; but... Read More

Cycloïd-E: A Revolution from Industrial Robot to Sound Installation

Under the name of Cod.Act, André and Michel Décosterd combine their know-how and develop artistic productions. André Décosterd is a musician and Michel Décosterd is an architect. Working together, their works have reflections on sound, light and vision, and the... Read More

The Cyber-Still Weather Project

  In light of the previous blog addressing the notion of The Cybernetics of Stillness, this article presents another example illustrating a cyber-still epiphany formulated when experiencing Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project.   For sex months, from fall 2003 to spring... Read More

The ‘Double’ in Bellmer’s Dolls

Hans Bellmer is a German-born Surrealist artist and writer best known for the dolls he created around the ’30s. Besides the provocative nature of his work, he is considered as one of most controversial artists of the 20th century. His... Read More

Haptic-Sensitive Instrument – Jonathan Sparks

Jonathan Sparks is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His work combines computer programing, fabrication, electronics and multimedia. Vibraille is his early exploration into the possibilities of adding haptic feedback into the mobile devices that usually rely heavily on the... Read More

The Geodesic Sphere as an Exoskeleton of Life

Common sense suggests that architects have been struggling to fulfill continuous human and aesthetic requirements since the beginning of our society. However, it is still widely understood that architecture has always been conceived as extremely static structures. Buildings did not... Read More

The Generator Project

Cedric Price’s proposal for the Gilman Corporation was a series of relocatable structures on a permanent grid of foundation pads on a site in Florida. Cedric Price asked John and Julia Frazer to work as computer consultants for this project.... Read More

Measuring Architecture with Dance Choreography

Could the intention of a dance be measurable? Through my notation research in architecture and dance choreography at IALab, tools that architects and choreographers gradually developed through their collaborative activities provided new words for dance choreography with architectural... Read More

Ghost Pole Propagator : A Timeless Petroglyphic Animation

When entering a historical castle, one may not expect to see a series of moving stick-figures on the wall. This is what Golan Levin created on the wall of Belsay Hall Castle, Newcastle, United Kingdom in 2007. The interactive installation... Read More

Behnaz Farahi

Behnaz Farahi is an interaction designer, architect, Annenberg Fellow and PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Practice at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she is exploring the potential of interactive systems using advanced computational technologies.  She is... Read More

Thomas Carpentier’s “The Measures of Man”

Thomas Carpentier is an architect interested into uses, rituals, ergonomics, body interactions, subversion as design process and communication strategies. The project “Measure(s) of Man: Architects’ Data Add-on” provides a new version of the Architects’ Data by Ernst Neufert,... Read More

Towards a new symbiosis – Gilberto Esparza

Gilberto Esparza (born in 1975; lives and works in Mexico) is known for building autonomous robots that can survive in urban space, by stealing the energy that generates the city. On finding publications about research projects using microbial fuel cell, he was immediately... Read More

Learning as a defining element of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 50 years, robotics and scientists have put their effort into developing artificial intelligence, and research into AI has been done to a very high level. However, intelligence has always been one of those concepts that is very... Read More

Codes in Wayang Kulit Puppet

Wayang Kulit or Indonesian traditional shadow puppetry is an ancient form of narrative that utilises light and shadow. This performance shows the projection of flat leather shadow puppet on white screen from behind. Then the master puppeteer called Dhalang... Read More

Study Interactive Architecture at UCL

At the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London – the UK’s leading and largest Faculty of the Built Environment – we offer a 12-month Masters programme giving students an opportunity to learn about the potential of new... Read More

The Rules of Games and Spaces

The essence of ‘games’ lies in a person’s immersion in play subject to rules. Immersion implies a complete and, more importantly, willing absorption in the activity. The difference between ‘play’ and ‘playing games’ is the presence of rules. All games... Read More

Sound & Sensing

The 21st century has begun with an explosion of new tools, technologies and methods, as well as a mounting catalogue of challenges facing the designer. (Sheil, B.,2014) The development of sensing technologies and computation provides designers and architects... Read More

Performing SCARA Robots

Can industrial robots perform elegant and improvisational choreography? Yes! I’ve been looking specifically at SCARA robot mechanisms and exploring the relationship between SCARA’s motion and contemporary dance in space during studies at IALab. The acronym SCARA stands for Selective Compliance... Read More

Creating a virtual/physical space

“Marling” by Usman Haque, leaves me a profound impression. People play with their voice. The voice of citizens creates a compelling space which is between virtual and physical. Have a look here. Visual Motion Perception as a discipline can certainly... Read More

The Cybernetics of Stillness

When reading “The edge of stillness” by Ranulph Glanville, one might notice the irony in using a static term as part of a paper’s title written by a figure in the dynamic field of cybernetics (2007). Even more, it is primarily discussed in reference... Read More

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