Archive for May, 2008

Central Catalogue Corpora Text

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Corpora in Si(gh)te

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 architectural project Corpora in Si(gh)te exhibited in the Hungarian Pavilion of the 11th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia explores the possibilities of design based on unique notation systems and local time based informations.


budget finalized

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

After long deliberations, finally we have our budget finalized for the exhibition. It’s very tight, but we still hope that we can make a good-enough exhibition from it.

The financial aspect of the project has been very tough so far, with a number of false expectations, setbacks, misunderstanding. But from now on we can concentrate on what we do good – creating the artwork and the installation itself…

survey crew

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Some images of the crew surveying the Hungarian Pavilion and surroundings.

Members of the crew were:

  • Júlia Gáspár
  • Sota Ichikawa
  • Gyula Július
  • Ákos Maróy
  • Max Rheiner


augmented reality viewpoints

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

We investigated different positions for possible Augmented Reality viewpoints, where we could place our cameras. These will be used to to provide real-time images, upon which we can superimpose the Corpora structure. Thus we will be able to witness the structure as it grows in public space real time, and also see visitors moving within the generated


architecture – LEGO style

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

sensor placement

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

We measured the wireless ranges for our Zigbee sensors in this environment, with emphasis on their range within the thick vegetation of the Giardini park. Also we measured if wirless sensors are able to cross the channel that is just behind the pavilion itself.

The sensors could form their mesh network, given some time to settle down, when places 15-20 meters apart. The channel could be traversed with ease. These results were reached when the sensors were placed on the ground – where we know that when they are high up the air, the range is even better. But, the bushes do decrease the range clearly.


a first impression of Venice

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Venice – where keeping the heritage equals to being backwards, people are not helpful and just making hard things for you.

This is a personal account of my first impressions here, and my second trip to Italy in general. I’m impressed – but not positively. The place reminds me of a circus built of facades, everyone very intent on not breaking their historic character. But behind all this, it’s like being in Tarkovsky’s Stalker, a place long abandoned, with hidden threats, obstacles looming all over.