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..:The Aegis Hyposurface:..

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This project was developed for a competition for an interactive art-work for the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre foyer. The piece is a facetted metallic surface that has potential to deform physically in response to electronic stimuli from the environment (movement, sound, light,etc). Driven by a bed of 896 pneumatic pistons, the dynamic 'terrains' are generated as real-time calculations. The piece marks the transition from autoplastic (determinate) to alloplastic (interactive, indeterminate) space, a new species of reciprocal architecture.

 

 

 

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"The Aegis project began as a speculative idea to try to take the calculating speed of the computer out into 3-dimensional, to deform an 'elastic' architectural surface real-time in response to any electronic input. This would be to actualize the age-old dream of a dynamic and responsive architecture capable of responding physically to stimuli from its surrounding environment - the sounds and movements of people, weather, information... In giving substance to this dream we envisaged a matrix of actuators given positional information via a highly efficient bus system, and an array of electronic sensors used to trigger a variety of mathematical deployment programs. The challenge has been to bring a highly responsive mechanical system (pneumatic) to a level of articulate and fluid control through its interception by a highly performative digital control system (which we have designed and built). The goal is to utterly radicalize architecture by announcing the possibility of dynamic form, and to then explore the cultural possibilities afforded by this new traumatic medium. It is, of course, harbinger of nanotechnology - the intersection of information and matter itself… What we present here is a first realization of a HypoSpace to come…"

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Videos of the Hyposurface in action.

 

Client: The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Design Team: Mark Goulthorpe, Mark Burry, Oliver Dering, Arnaud Descombes Technical Design/Implementation: Prof Mark Burry, The School of Architecture & Building, Deakin University, Australia with Grant Dunlop

Programming: Peter Wood, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, Xavier Robitaille, University of Montreal, Canada

System Engineering/Design: Associate Prof Saeid Navahandi, Dr Abbas Kouzani, The School of Engineering & Technology, Deakin University, Australia

Mathematics: Dr Alex Scott, Prof Keith Ball, University College London, UK

Engineering: David Glover of Group IV Ove Arup & Partners, London, UK

Facade Consultant: Sean Billings of Billings Design Associates, Ireland

Rubber Research: RAPRA, UK, Burton Rubber, UK

Adhesive Research: Locktite Ltd, UK

Pneumatic Systems/Fabrication: Univer Ltd, Bradford, UK

Facet Manufacture: Spanwall Ltd, Ireland

Sponsorship: National Endownment for Science, Technology and the Arts

(NESTA), UK, The Arts Council, UK

Art Consultant: Vivien Lovell of Modus Operandi, formerly Public Art Commissions Agency (PACA)

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Guest uncle-boy

that is mind boggling.

 

the people hitting it and it making ripples, is badass.

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Originally posted by El Mamerro

This project was developed for a competition for an interactive art-work for the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre foyer. The piece is a facetted metallic surface that has potential to deform physically in response to electronic stimuli from the environment (movement, sound, light,etc). Driven by a bed of 896 pneumatic pistons, the dynamic 'terrains' are generated as real-time calculations. The piece marks the transition from autoplastic (determinate) to alloplastic (interactive, indeterminate) space, a new species of reciprocal architecture.

 

 

in other words, its super dope.

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Like Wow Mayn.

This is totally like blowing my degenerate, neglected wastoid mind. And I thought there would be no advancements past curly fritos. I feel like such an ass!

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Ok, let me get this straight

 

You can input electronic signals, made from anything, and that will affect the surface, which is made from metal triangles, which is moved by hydraulics?

 

So the uses could be...umm.. buildings that move when you walk by...

...surfaces that (if the technology advances) blend into the background?

 

Nice find.

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Originally posted by IntangibleFame

I dont see any godamn hippos in there....or is it like a magic eye?

 

watch as my dry self attempts to gain web points

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The challenge of the competition held by the WACKY HIPPODROME was to come up with ways of giving an idea to those outside a venue of what was going on inside, without obviously giving the whole show away. A big video screen could do that better.

 

The fact that this thing can be hooked up to all sorts of input signals makes me imagine building surfaces and installations whose tangibility and energy make the space where they sit on a lot more alive. The fact that you can take a role in shaping your surroundings in real time is quite mind boggling. It's similar in concept to Toyo Ito's Tower of Winds, but in this case a lot more accesible and a lot easier to have a solid effect on. Beer,

 

El Mamerro

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Guest BROWNer

ah, i forgot about the tower of winds.................have you heard the taylor

dupree savvas ysatis record?

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