Peter Vidani, Michael Rock, Mark Wigley and other designers take part in a round-table-turn-table at the Audi Forum in New York to discuss the implications of choreographing users and how invisible design should and can be. More Videos Here
Architecture is usually thought of as static and permanent.
The City of Mobil Services taught by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twiley, inverts the question of the future of mobility in cities by looking at everything that is currently stationary and considering how the city itself can become more mobile.
[A mobile Vatican in front of a static White House, photo by Chris Greenberg, 2008]
[photo by Ivy Chan of a class trip to worksman Cycles]
They are working closely with food truck fabricators and bikes builders to understand the technical and practical implications of moving architecture.
Given the difficulty of finding space in New York City, their studio will design new strategies for thinking about space and mobility that will open up new opportunities and potential for industry, commerce and culture. Follow the progress of their studio and students throughout the semester on the studio blog: City of Mobile Services
Aircondition (2006) by Oliver Laric uses video processing tools to exhaustion displaying every frame of the sequence to expose intricate patterns of an otherwise ridiculous dance.
Martin Hiploltsteiner explores a similar technique through a series of studies that array film stills giving even simple motions complex three dimensional implications. His animation for the song Videotape by Radiohead inverts the concept of exposing the hidden complexity of motion and instead gives everyday architectural elements the ability to move, float and express the ennui of generic parking garage.
Both by exposing the hidden forms of motion and animating the inanimate, Laric and Hilpoltsteiner imagine impossible spaces where motion can be seen as a space. Harold Edgerton’s ‘Tennis Serve’ (1949) was able to capture the stages of motion but it does not explore three dimensional space in the same way as its contemporary descendants.