Visualising the virtual concourse

Kovac, T 2008, Visualising the virtual concourse, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Visualising the virtual concourse
Author(s) Kovac, T
Year 2008
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet 3rd International Contemporary Art Biennale, ,Seville, Spain
Dates 2 - 20 September 2008
Medium Computer aided designs and rapid prototype models
Summary "The exploration of the surface's plasticity and the investigation of light and fluidity were also inspired by visual arts (Richard Serra and Donald Judd) and even by Frederick Kiesler. Kovac places digital technology at the service of new spatialisation devices and develops a new dynamic of the surfaces that integrates architecture's relationship with its surroundings. Urban factors are formally reconditioned in the project's interior, while nature and topography define the formal characteristics of certain single-family house designs. Kovac defends a 'new phenomenological use of digital tools.' With his approach, he seeks to create a 'new materiality shaped by processes that transgress the inert state of architecture.' The project for the Biennale in Sevilla is a virtual pavilion which focuses on creation for virtual communities to participate in the spatial paradigm shift in form and spatial production. Virtual environments, when supported by a spatially unifying concept, offer the possibility that learning communities in the digital city can be both more dispersed and more intensely related than heretofore. While sites such as Facebook allow viral clustering of individuals with like interests, Tom ask what kind of relationships between real and virtual environments offer support to learning communities. RESEARCH BACKGROUND
Visualising the Virtual Concourse focuses on public behaviours that sustain creative communities. It promotes the creation of digital environments in which virtual communities can participate in a spatial paradigm shift of formal and spatial production. Virtual environments, when supported by a spatially unifying concept, offer the inclusion of learning communities that are both more dispersed and more intensely interrelated. While sites such as Facebook allow viral clustering of individuals with like interests, this project examines what kind of relationships between real and virtual environments might be offered in support of learning communities.

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION
The project explores relationships between real environments that are rich in sensory and spatial information, and virtual environments that are developed around emerging communication software applications such as information rich quick-links. The project proposes the creation of user's information-generated pavilions, web 3.0 visual models for engagement and self-monitoring. Gathered data of user interactions and information exchanges sourced from collaborative software systems is transformed into a dynamic spatial environment that offers an emerging tool to transform information into qualitative 3D spatial intelligence.
Here, digital technology is placed in the service of new techniques for spatialisation and new dynamic surfaces are developed to integrate architecture and surroundings. Kovac defends a new phenomenological use of digital tools. His approach seeks to create a new materiality shaped by processes that transgress the inert state of architecture.

RESEARCH SIGNIFICANCE
The project was exhibited to critical acclaim at the 3rd International Contemporary Art Biennale, Seville, Spain."
Subject Architectural Design
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