Archinect - News 2015-10-07T13:35:33-04:00 Laka launches 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-02T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T14:47:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laka</a> has launched their 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. The ideas competition invites architects, designers, engineers, biologists, and interdisciplinary teams worldwide to submit their interpretations of the theme: Architecture that Reacts. Like a living organism, architecture that reacts is responsive and highly adaptable to often unpredictable circumstances and its users' current needs.</p><p>Sign up now during the early registration period until July 1, 2015 for a fee of US$50. Regular registration lasts until October 1, 2015 ($75), and late registration ends on October 20, 2015 ($100). <strong>All project submissions are due on October 31, 2015 (23:59 UTC). </strong></p><p>Three cash-prize winners and special mentions will be announced on December 1.</p><p>The competition jury features:</p><ul><li>Maria Aiolova (Architect, Educator, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA): Co-Founder of Terreform ONE</li><li>Chris Bosse (Architect, Educator): Co-Founder of LAVA</li><li>Giacomo Costa (Artist, Photographer): Author of The Chronicl...</li></ul> Wave Dilfert by The Principals Gravitas 2012-10-23T12:41:00-04:00 >2012-10-23T19:53:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Principals' latest exploration of interactive architecture, Wave Dilfert, reads the changes in light and shadow occurring within it, catalogs and calculates them, then pulses, contracts or expands in reaction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> present the newest chapter in their exploration of interactive architecture,<br> Wave Dilfert: Wave (moves in wave-form oscillations) + Dilfert (geek-like intelligence, absorbs information&nbsp;like a sponge). Wave Dilfert is a new kind of space that reads the changes in light and shadow occurring&nbsp;within it, catalogs and calculates them, then pulses, contracts or expands in reaction. The installation was&nbsp;inspired by the work of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ushahidi</a>; a non-profit, crowdsourcing disaster relief, tech innovator. Much how&nbsp;Ushahidi de-mystifies the complexities of war-torn or disastor ridden locales, The Principals developed a&nbsp;system that could de-mystify the complexities of space through sourcing the information of its users and&nbsp;making it accessible through interaction.</p> <p> The largest and most ambitious yet of The Principals&rsquo; research installations, Wave Dilfert was&nbsp;designed and displayed for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Feast</a>, an international ideas conference held in NYC on&nbsp;October 5 and 6. The installation measu...</p>