AQUARIA

Interactive Architectural Installation Alliance Francaise

Cape Town, SA - 2010

 

Designed specifically for the gallery space in the Alliance Francaise du Cap (Cape Town, South Africa).

A 14 meters long under-water “living creature”, is floating in the aquarium like structure, defined by the long, curved glass wall, currently existing in the gallery space.

Using computational design tools, the structure, is designed to contain 2112 self-similar panels, which are identical in genetics, but their shapes are modified according to the panel's position in relation to the space.

The entire organic structure of the “living creature”, hosts a system of sensors and actuators that capture the movement of participants in the gallery space, and as a result, changes its characteristics accordingly.

As widely observed in nature, the installation aims to create an architectural environment that dynamically interact and respond to the presence and behaviour of its habitants.

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