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Design Under Sky discusses landscape architecture, the utilitarian but leaning towards the conceptual, thinking on modern occurrences and peripheral boundaries.  

DUS is the blog and personal design studio of Adam E. Anderson, a designer based out of the East Coast, currently a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a designer at Landworks Studio.

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Mar042009

Pneumatic Objects

I've been exploring/finding/reading/learning more about interactive landscapes as of late.  Whether it be from user influenced light art or charging space through dynamic social play, their are untapped realms of experiencing the landscape.  An exhibit by Topotek 1 displays a whimsical approach to a design that enables multiple interpretations by the traveler.  It was chosen for the CCA's 99 Actions: What Can You Do With The City project.  The CCA's description:

An exploration of how everyday human actions can animate and influence the perception and experience of contemporary cities.  Seemingly common activities such as gardening, recycling, playing, and walking are push beyond their usual definition by the international architects, artists, and collectives featured in the exhibition.  Their experimental interactions with the urban environment show the potential of a new level of participation by city residents.

Within the framework of the exhibition "Actions: What Can You Do With The City" curated by Mikro Zardini and Giovanna Borasi, the Canadian Centre For Architecture (CCA) incorporates one of Topotek 1's for the Landesgartenschau Wolfsburg 2004 designed inflatable objects into its permanent collection.  Shown in the exhibition are additional pneumatic objects belonging to the office as well as models contributed to the 2007 conducted competition "Art and Architecture in Alt-Kopenick." 

 

{Photos by Hanns Joosten courtesy of Topotek 1

Related: Mediascapes I: Forever99 Actions: What Can You Do With The City, New Light, Urban Bliss Dissemination

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October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZemilia Odaresky

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