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“Corpora.prospect” [2009–10]

doubleNegatives Architecture


Corpora.prospect” is a site-specific project that involves placement of three weather sensors outdoors at Tokyo Opera City, where ICC is located. These sensors capture weather changes in real time to present a virtual structure (Tokyo Opera City) as it undergoes moment-by-moment changes. Temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and other data are fed into the vast number of nodes in the wireframe of the structure. Each of the nodes autonomously judges environmental conditions and the stability of the structure, based on which the structure as a whole (the Corpora) then expands or contracts, continuously. Instead of the usual bird’s eye view using Cartesian coordinates, dNA uses the system of polar coordinates for its spatial notation; that permits the structure to be viewed from any point within it. Applying this new notation to each of the nodes gives each its own “Super Eye” perspective and allows them to interact to produce a complex whole. Acquiring data on dynamically changing natural phenomena, the project entrusts the form to distributed processing to present, experimentally the possibilities of architecture that has never existed before, transcending existing architectures.

Concept, design, programming & technical realization: doubleNegatives Architecture
Corpora project core members: ICHIKAWA Sota, Max RHEINER, Ákos MARÓY, KOBATA Kaoru
Sound programming: HIGA Satoru
Special Thanks to: NARUKAWA Hajime, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], YCAM InterLab, Interaction Design, Zurich University of the Arts, Mőcsarnok Budapest, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, ABE Kazunao, Dr. Zsolt PETRÁNYI, Gyula JÚLIUS, Júlia GÁSPÁR, Stephen KOVATS, János CAN TOGAY, Dr. Veruschka BASKA-SOÓS



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