"Here & There is a project by S&W exploring speculative projections of dense cities. These maps of Manhattan look uptown from 3rd and 7th, and downtown from 3rd and 35th. They're intended to be seen at those same places, putting the viewer simultaneously above the city and in it where she stands, both looking down and looking forward."
"Building Design Magazine (BD) has published an article by Elaine Knutt discussing the potential for telematic experiences to be constructed in public spaces by the use of interactive architectural surfaces. Telematics (tele-communication and informatics) broadly explores how communication has transformed our experience of social connectivity and new emergining patterns of communication and power structures.
Thanks to this article I was pleased to find out about a new group of artists and architects called bodydataspace ( b>d>s) created by Ghislaine Boddington and Armand Terruli who are exploring 'the integration of interactive and body-intuitive interfaces into public sites. Bodydataspace have proposed that Canary Wharf, London's tallest building 235m, have a giant projected waterfall cascading down its facade. The waterfall would not be a computer generated animation but a real-time projection of Angel Falls in Venezuela. the world's highest free-falling waterfall at 979m."
(Ruairi Glynn, Interactive Architecture dot Org)
"It is only what''s ﬂuid, continuously reborn and redeﬁned that stands a chance of surviving in the liquid reality. For that matter, due to limitations of technology, lengthy procedures, outsized ego of the architects and clients as well as the subconscious focus on Vitruvian durability, architecture proves increasingly cumbersome. It deems itself everlasting. It is a particularly perverse attitude in an era when information and cash ﬂows may easily upset the world''s equilibrium.
We are presenting 6 buildings raised in Poland within the last decade. Each of them is shown in photographs by Nicolas Grospierre. The edifices represent different styles and tastes. What they have in common is their rank and prominence. As for their base level, it is the faith in inﬁnite lasting and permanence of architecture as well as in its acquired, prestigious function. Possible scenarios of a change have been visualised by Kobas Laksa. The Venice Polonia Pavilion has undergone the same procedure as the Polish buildings on display. We have given it an alternative life by converting it into a place to stay for the night, during the ﬁrst days of the Biennale. Hotel Polonia in the green holiday resort of Giardini di Castello? Not necessarily a utopia."
"Located deep in the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument.
Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets.
This most unique, one-of-a-kind instrument was invented in 1954 by Mr. LeIand W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon."
"City, Michael Heizer's life-long project, is quite possibly the largest piece of contemporary art ever attempted. Because the artist is a very private individual, little is known about City, except that he has been working on it since 1972 (he claims 1970). Located in the remote desert of Nevada, City comprises five phases, each consisting of a number of structures referred to as complexes."