How do we define a wall?

Weaving is often regarded as the first architecture. Tents were created embedding colour into the fabric of a room. Tim Ingold considers what it means to make things and how weaving and knotting are the more authentic origins of all making. By removing blocks from architecture you are able to free the form of walls. See full article here

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Red, Yellow, Blue: Public Installation by Orly Genger in Madison Square Park using knotted climbing rope

Crochet light 

Aeromorph

Inflatable architecture? Could air redefine flat-pack design?  

“Basic sheets of plastic, paper or fabric can be transformed into complex inflatables using a method devised by researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group.”

THE SINGING TREE


THE AUDIO-VISUAL CAROL THAT EMANATES FROM THE SINGING TREE IS BROUGHT TO LIFE VIA MACHINE LEARNING AND THOUSANDS OF WORDS COLLECTED FROM THE PUBLIC.
EVERY VISITOR TO THE V&A IS INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE A WORD TO THE SINGING TREE. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE COMBINED AND PROCESSED BY A TEXT AND SOUND ALGORITHMS TRAINED ON 25 MILLION WORDS OF 19TH CENTURY POETRY.
THE CONSTANTLY REGENERATING CAROL IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN INTERACTIVE CHOIR OF HUMAN AND SYNTHESISED VOICES – AN INVITATION FOR OUR MACHINES TO SING ALONG WITH US.
THIS WORK TAKES ITS LEAD FROM THE ORIGINS OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION POPULARISED IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND BY VICTORIA AND ALBERT, AND LATER ELECTRIFIED BY THOMAS EDISON. IT IS AN ANCIENT SYMBOL OF REGENERATION AND A FOCUS FOR CAROL SINGING COMMUNITIES.

BRIXELS


Brixel Mirror is a 19 foot wide by 6 foot-tall installation made up of 540 Brixels™, black on one side and mirrored on the other. Brixel Mirror is the first installation built by BREAKFAST to utilize their Brixels technology.
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Design studio Breakfast threw out that playbook with an extraordinary new demo of a technology it calls “Brixels” — a portmanteau for “bricks” and “pixels.” They’re smart blocks, kind of like giant Legos, with built-in actuators that let them transform on the fly, giving designers a new tool with which to create adaptable public and living spaces.

ANNA HOUGAARD


Anna Katrine Hougaard (1979*) PhD and architect MAA, is specialized in new developments in architectural drawing. Academic core areas are the different roles of drawing in architecture, architectural diagrammatics and artistic research.