The Transparent Theater is a design concept submitted to the National Building Museum's "Reinventing the Globe" exhibition. It caters to technologically-savvy audiences who demand an immediate, immersive experience; an experience which will also serve to make Shakespeare's work accessible. The structure has three tiers, with an open lower level so spectators can flow freely into the pit in front of the stage. They can also migrate to the exterior balcony to watch the overall festival. The theater itself can be assembled on any flat, open surface, with low environmental impact.
This was the presentation and exhibition of the book Pez de Plata rBarcelona: Reflect, Recycle, Respond in the Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona's lobby. The book is a work that reflects, through 24 initiatives for social and environmental responsibility, a commitment of Barcelona to make the town more sustainable and livable. The book lays out the projects of organizations and companies working to address the major challenges of the urban environment, while serving as a stimulus for new initiatives on responsibility, social commitment and environmental conservation.
China Design Now is an exhibit curated by the Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibit celebrates the rapid evolution of the Chinese creative class and how it has emerged and flourished in the past 25 years. The Portland Art Museum featured China Design Now as the only design-focused exhibit they have hosted in several decades. Our job was to ensure the visitor experience was authentic to the Museum and relevant to the Portland design community.
Based on new technologies for adaptive building skins, Emergent Surface is a wall that continuously and autonomously reconfigures itself in real time--portions selectively disappearing and reappearing. In one condition, the piece appears as a solid surface with three-dimensional curvature that divides and informs the gallery, reflecting the light and color around it.
Champ is an independent and self-sufficient solar light for professional exterior lighting systems. It is equipped with highly modern LED and photovoltaic technology, and it provides a lengthwise-aligned distribution of light, which is perfect to suit the requirements of squares and promenades.
The urban painting project for the façades of houses and stores in the traditional São Paulo Italian district of Bixiga was developed to meet the requirements of the “Color São Paulo Program”, which is dedicated to preserving the city’s architectural heritage in districts of cultural, historic and commercial interest. The design proposal incorporated the traditional colors of Bixiga – green, white and red from the Italian flag – that were used on house and store facades covering a two block area. The greatest challenge posed by the design was to intervene in an urban context wit
São Paulo’s Soccer Museum is a multi-artform project combining architecture, curatorship, museography, art direction, multimedia and visual design. The Museum is situated within Pacaembú Soccer Stadium and tells Brazil’s history through soccer, while contextualizing and identifying this sport as part of the spirit and essence of Brazilian culture. Conceived as a multi-sensorial venue, each room of the museum arouses a variety of emotions and strong identification with soccer and Brazil’s history.
This bus station is installed at the Seoul Train Station Bus Transfer Center, and it is a public structure realizing over-scaled media by embedding about 36,400 LEDs in-between a pair of transparent glasses. There are 12 bus shelters, each 8mX2.5m, and the walls and ceilings of all these bus shelters are correlated with moving images and display of low pitch pixel media.
This interactive architectural model of Lower Manhattan is the visual and educational centerpiece of Wall Street Rising’s new Downtown Information Center. It provides information about the area’s history, points of interest and events. The model also serves as a communal space that visitors and residents can gather around, fostering a sense of community. A gyro-mouse is used to navigate and highlight streets, buildings and other sites, and information about the selections is projected onto the model.
To create the entrance to two biomes-one of a Madagascar Spiny Desert and another of a Costa Rican cloud forest-a kinetic video projection system was developed. It uses a helical, leaf-like surface, which slowly revolves through intersecting images from multiple sources spaced around the theater. Theatrical lighting and eight channels of surround sound complete the environment. Still images morph from one to another.