Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What do you think about this creature? It is success in the way of its " organic movements" that are interactive with the environmental forces and space created underneath. However, i am still wondering would the "organic movements" be considered aesthetically pleasing to the users? Must watch the below video.

Air Forest by Mass Studies from ArchDaily on Vimeo.

"Air Forest is a temporary public pavilion installed in City Park, Denver, Colorado, USA, for Dialog:City, an arts and cultural event during the Democratic National Convention 2008..."
"...out of the 9 total hexagonal units formed, 3 of them are left open-air while the remaining 6 have vortex-shaped meshes that hang from them, providing shades for the public from the harsh sunlight. The nylon fabric is coated with a gradient of silver dots, whose reflective surface mimics the colors of its surrounding environment, as well as providing a playful dotted shadow on the people under the structure..."
"The structure also acts as a giant device to measure the site’s conditions. Not only does it sway gently with the wind, it also acts as a barometer, since the installation becomes structurally weaker (and thus affected by the wind more) as the air pressure drops due to cooler weather or even after sunset."
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Nadine @ BDG said...

that's awesome! there's something similar in NYC right now-- a womb-like installation with sacks of herbs for people to smell as they walk through-- I love these types of playgrounds for the imagination.

swl said...

Any info about mentioned NYC?


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