Kinetic Shadows is an engaging urban installation that shows the energy of Athens city life during the Olympics. The shadows change throughout the day as well as the pedestrian interaction. During the night, the shadows light up. Pedestrians interact with this changing shadows throughout the day as they escape to this piece of sculpture for some cool air.
The house is created from in expensive electronic gadgets. This is an event held where people were allowed to bring their own gadgets and open them up to wire them to an installation.
This project is similar to my wooden panel post earlier. This project has the same configuration of panels. But, this one is not wired with camera. It has mirrors to display messages from hidden points. This is an interesting play with perspective. The mirrors give a pixelation effect that is more realistic than the computer generated image. This gives an interesting distorted view of the environment.
The Reconfigurable House is an constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be rewired by visitors. It uses everyday components. The structure is changeable. The environment is fun to be in especially when the components are lit up. However, it looks a little busy to me.
The tables light up when there is sound waves and stay calm when there is none. They also react to each other when they are placed against each other. I think it is a neat idea to show interactivity and a a fun tool. It’s hard for me to imagine what this would be used for though. The only thing I could think of as another innovation for security alarm system.
This is a great way to demonstrate an entire project using a physical model. Projected light shows various site conditions and programs; and all this is controlled just by an ipad. To me, it almost looks like the same thing that we try to achieve using digital 3D models. This would also probably be a cheaper method. However, physically being there and experiencing it with a physical model at that scale and the site conditions is definitely worthwhile compared to just a digital animation.
A camera transforms the activities into black and white image pixels to give to the wooden tiles. The wooden tiles rotate in various degrees to reflect light of different tones. This idea seems easier to understand now after viewing some of the projects. This is a good way to combine physical design with the digital. It would be interesting to see this concept into a facade of the building where it can respond to sunlight or merely human activities in the building.
Tweet Seat is when architecture meets user experience in both physical and digital world. The seat, located in a park like environment, takes photographs of the person seated which can be uploaded on twitter real-time. Talk about experiencing cutting edge technology and nature both at the same time!