Exigent engineering of a slowing evaporating architecture-
Condensation around sponge-like objects in the atmosphere; are the seeds around which an architecture exigencies the engineering. As moisture collide with each other they grow in size until eventually the sponge-like objects are heavy enough to fall.
Shaun Murray, London 2012
(photo by Yorgos Loizos)
Plexing the otiose participant-
Volatile Signalling in Fast Response Notations
A demonstration that architecture, just like bacteria and no less sentient, engage in the processing of information about the environment, and decide upon responses to the data that they gather and interpret.
Shaun Murray, London 2012
(photos by Yorgos Loizos)
*CALL FOR PAPERS*
Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge
Submission deadline: Thursday 28th February 2013
Peter Watts (author of Blindsight) will write the overview article!!
Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge present a possible future, images of unprecedented catastrophe and collapse, of certainties and values distorted beyond repair or retrieval, and to craft them with the conviction of the seen; the unseen through the swirling devilish bombardment of objects in a sublime frenzy of forces in the whimpering, emotionally-exhausted wasteland of the twenty first century. Through the hysterical oscillations of implosion and explosion there will be a prophecy of planetary exhumation or ecological deluge.We have the Canadian science fiction author Peter Watts writing the ideation article in response to the other four articles and case study selected for this issue of Design Ecologies.
Regular updates at: http://designecologies.tumblr.com/
We invite submissions of articles from any discipline to speculate on the formation of your projects/ buildings/ performances as a critical practice that activates our understanding of intuition, inventory and discovery in architecture.
The four areas of interest include:
1. Ecological design visions.
2. Notational design
3. Instructional design visions.
4. Aesthetical design visions
We also welcome case studies and project profiles of 1–5 pages in length
Submissions are welcome from both scholars and practitioners. Contributions may be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and should be accessible to the non-specialist reader. Papers must be submitted in English.
Please send all submissions to: email@example.com
ENIAtype (www.eniatype.com) Planetary Exhumation in the River Thames, 2012.
From the complex geometries between and beneath two abandoned jetties in the River Thames we construct and reveal a subservient geology of sponge-like objects.
City of London>Urban compression>Extended city>Materials in materials>Constructing within construction>
'Dialogue with ENIAtype' in this book with foreword by Phillip Beesley, due December 2012. -
Discussions on a material architecture practice- ENIAtype