Photo of an ecological stoppage measuring unknown material.
An ecological stoppage is a stoppage sample removed from the atmosphere in Central London. Ecological Stoppages contain climate proxies with inclusions of dust and bubbles of temperature, precipitation, chemistry and gas composition of lower atmosphere.
Eniatype Master Class 2012 - documenting the collapse of drawing onto building through sentient technologies.
The impact of virtual technologies on Notational design visions is incredibly important in understanding how living beings subjectively perceive their environments, because most architects use notation to represent and communicate their architectures. Notations are essentially used to mediate the experience of the design towards building; they occupy most working drawings in architectural practice; they can confuse clients, builders, and architects alike and disrupt projects.
Yet architects mostly take them as given, as a neutral code towards the final design. Here we aim to challenge and reverse this well-worn assumption. We should design notation to suit a new vision of how we can communicate our architectures, spatially and experientially, not to suit the arbitrary specifications of the notation. The technologies that make this possible are advanced holography, telematic communications, ubiquitous computing and advanced control software. They allow us to define a fundamentally new, radically restructured architecture for our notational systems. Notations are used to construct all architectural drawings and have often been studied as whole in space, but never before have they been studied as whole in time. The interests reside in a synthesis that proposes that notations adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. A reconciliation with the unknown in the materiality of form.