Mucsarnok flyer/ Summer Issue – Corpora text

Posted by PeterFuchs on April 27th, 2008, filed in documents

“What can architecture learn from the cities hollowed out from the
Cappadocia cliffs, from a wasp’s nest, or even from the structure of
an anthill? The project Corpora in Si(gh)te of the team
doubleNegatives Architecture, born of a Japanese-Swiss-Hungarian
collaboration, follows the model of structures originated without the
guidance of a designer-engineer, organized from the bottom up,
employing generative architectural technique.

The sensors placed in the Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and in the Giardini
continuously process events occurring in the space, evaluate them, and
then decide themselves in what manner the virtual structure should be
constructed, the perpetually changing architecture of Corpora. The
organic edifice produced by an algorithm as a cellular automaton lives
in symbiosis with the Secession pavilion designed by Géza Maróti. The
real image transmitted by video cameras and the projected structure
generated in the exhibition space appears on projectors and monitors,
where the audience can also manipulate the view. Corpora in Si(gh)te
is an experiment investigating how architecture and the differentiated
praxis of construction in the age of digital technologies can be newly
recombined. The architect can once again attain a direct connection to
the transparent processes of construction and production by way of the
new design and construction technologies. The Corpora project regards
the building as a living organism, which, accommodating to the demands
of users and the environment, is capable of changing. The head curator
of the 11th Venice Architectural Biennial, Aaron Betsky, also prompts
the architects of the present era towards this end with his announced
concept entitled Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, to which the
Hungarian Pavilion reacts with the presentation of the Corpora in
Si(gh)te project.”

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