2006

New digital technologies have radically transformed relationships between public and private, local and global, human and machine.

This project examines how these technologies effect our understanding of a space as dwellers. It starts as an experiment, using a mobile phone as a device to measure the intensity and fluctuation of electromagnetic waves inside an existing house. Being “connected” or outside an invisible network -with “no service”- and their different variables configure a fluctuating electromagnetic field structured under new terms. This project is an adaptation of a traditional structure under these different terms.

How to translate into architecture terms such “intensity”, “fluctuation”, “reception” or “connectivity”? How could a space change its appearance as the result of a structure which fluctuates in time? How, with architecture’s character of permanence? How could we reconsider the continuous obsolescence of spaces and devices?

Architecture