台北の大学の新築棟に恒久的に設置されたパブリックアート。サウンドアーティストの城一裕氏と協働し、街の音を拾ってアルゴリズムで二次元パターンに変換し、そのパターンをコンウェイのライフゲームのアルゴリズムで自律的に変化させ、新しいパターンを記譜に新しい音を生成、街に投げ返すという、音と形態、音と物質を情報プラットフォームを介して変換し、その価値や意味を問い直す試み。
同様なシステムで音や形、物質にかかわらず、各種の環境情報や運用に関わる機能、性能が相互にコミュニケーションすることが可能で、より動的に人や街とインタラクションする建築の可能性を示唆、実証するプロジェクト.動く建築という可能性を示す意図から、コンウェイのライフゲームのディスプレイにはあえてLED等ではなく物理的に動くパネルにこだわった(400枚のステンレスパネルは空気圧で開閉する)。デジタルデバイスの計画、設置でWhy-ixdと協働。

Flipmata is art installation permanently installed on the exterior wall of the building of National Taipei University of Business in Taipei. It was a collaborative project of noiz (architect), Kazuhiro Jo (sound artist) and Why-ixd (device engineering).
Architectural structures, patterns and sound are all seemingly separate phenomena, but they can be described in the similar information structure and algorithm through digital technologies.
Applying such information structure as platform, sound and movements of the physical structure can be inter-substituted intentionally.
Sound on the street is converted through MAX/MSP, Grasshopper and Processing to two-dimensional matrix that would constitute panel patterns.
More than 400 stainless steel panels are opened and closed by air pressure to generate a panel pattern, and then the pattern auto-generates new patterns continuously by Game of Life algorithm. Movements and reflections of the panels generate light and wind, engaging in dialogue with the surrounding environment. At the same time auto-generated patterns are converted to new sound, which is carried through parametric speakers and distributed back to the city.

 

Street sounds are digitally processed and converted into two-dimensional matrix, generating ever-changing flip patterns, and then transform into new patterns by Game of Life algorithm. Public interactive art installation on the college façade, generating a constant dialogue between architecture and the street environment.

Project Name

Flipmata

Information

  • Year

    2012

  • Category

    Computational Design, Architecture, Algorithm, Kinetic, Facade

  • Status

    Completed

  • Location

    National Taipei College of Business, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Photo Credit

    Kyle Yu

  • Collaborator

    Kazuhiro Jo + Why-ixd

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