Archinect - News 2017-10-18T14:19:32-04:00 Take a virtual reality tour of "different planes of the digital and physical universe" Julia Ingalls 2017-01-20T10:40:00-05:00 >2017-01-20T13:02:09-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>You don't need a blacklight for this one: Morphogenesis, a full-length virtual reality experience that transports the viewer through elaborate, thrill-inducing shapes, will definitely take you out of this world, at least for a few minutes. The geometrically derived immersive spaces it generates come with their own audio soundtrack, adding a certain eerie/cool dimension all its own. Check out the trailer for this creation from two San Francisco-based Fulbright Scholars:</p> Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss to illuminate Chicago's Couch Place alley with screens made of water Justine Testado 2014-09-11T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:43:18-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Crafty space manipulator <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> will showcase<em> FLOW/Im Fluss</em>, a nightly light and water installation at Chicago's Couch Place alley on September 17-20 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Luftwerk, the Chicago-based collaborative established by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, is best known for their signature medium of site-specific light and projected video installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Presented by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Loop Alliance</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goethe-Institute Chicago</a>, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natural Resources Defense Council</a>, Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. As a nod to each city's river locations, the installation visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg's River Elbe through video compositions that will be projected on "screens" made of water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Having lived in both cities, Luftwerk is based on the encompassing, connective nature of water in FLOW as people gather to get a closer look at the flow of data readings collected from both rivers. Adding sound ...</p> INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound Justine Testado 2014-05-15T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T00:00:17-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Whether you're a diehard Miesian fan or could care less about the modernist architecture canon, we've heard of ol' Farnsworth time and time again since its completion in 1951 in Plano, Illinois. But Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> want the public to see the historic Farnsworth House in a whole new light &mdash;&nbsp;literally &mdash;&nbsp;with their digital installation project called INsite.<br><br>INsite highlights the house's characteristic clean lines through site-specific digital video projections and original music compositions, thus rendering it into a new structure of light, sound, and space. In addition to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent preservation efforts</a> to protect the Farnsworth from more floodwater damage in the future, INsite could help revive public interest&nbsp;in an eye-catching way that is suitable for these tech-friendly times.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Illuminating modern architecture landmarks is nothing new for Gallero and Bachmaier, who have collaborated with video designer and programmer&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liviu Pasare</a>&nbsp;and co...</p> Le Poème de WAI croixe 2012-01-15T12:38:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T18:18:48-05:00 <p> In order to celebrate its third anniversary, WAI Architecture Think Tank has released &ldquo;Le Po&egrave;me de WAI&rdquo;, a peepshow of the visual combustible that fuels WAI&rsquo;s intellectual project.</p> <p> A trait d'union between brainwash and brainstorm, Le Po&egrave;me de WAI shows an abstract of the forces that shape the texts, narratives and experiments of WAI Architecture Think Tank.</p> <p> Music:<br> Miles Davis, &ldquo;Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud&rdquo; (c.1958)<br> Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, &ldquo;Chorus&rdquo; (1984)</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br></a></p> Look forward to an App Store for your walls Paul Petrunia 2011-05-09T13:46:09-04:00 >2011-05-13T17:26:22-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FRAMED*</a>, a new project conceived by the super-talented <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yugo Nakamura</a>, intends to revolutionize how you display art on your walls. The hardware consists of an an ultra-thin, high resolution digital screen, embedded with a fully functional computer to display multi-media art pieces. The software includes&nbsp;Flash, Processing,&nbsp;openFrameworks, and Cinder; connected and controlled via a mobile application. The user can purchase art works from FRAMED*'s online store.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This is an idea that was bound to be realized eventually. I'm still a little skeptical, but with Yugo behind this I'm more confident that this can turn into something very interesting.</p>