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    FRONTIERSPACE: A SPACEAGENCY installation: Balloon Caught

    David Zeibin Aug 25 '05 1
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    As part of my busted-laptop-harddrive saga, I haven't been able to find a good time to post these images. (The archinect.com cover photo ain't mine.)

    Last Thursday, SPACEAGENCY hosted a party in downtown Vancouver (Gastown, specifically) to celebreate the completion of the FRONTIERSPACE design competition they held earlier this year.

    The winning entry/installation was constructed (or, inflated, in this case) and the night marked the opening of the exhibition. The competition intended to reconsider Vancouver's alleys as vibrant public space, rather than as the secondary access routes we tend to know them as (more info.... The winners were Satoshi Matsuoka and Yuki Tamura of Matsuokasatoshitamurayuki from Tokyo, Japan, whose entry was titled Balloon Caught.

    It was a good evening, and quite interesting to see many of Vancouver's designey folk emerge from their hermitey studios. SPACEAGENCY had a DJ all set up and had put it to ARCHUS (the UBC SoA student society) to coordinate the party aspects (drinks, foods, music, other decorations, etc).

    So, a selection of pics:
    (I should probably note that the technicolor parkade that straddles Trounce Alley sits atop the Storyeum and was designed by the local Henriquez Partners. As far as parkades go, it's rather intriguing...)

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