Refik Anadol & Alper Derinbo?az: Augmented Structures / Istanbul Design Biennial
Posted on November 23, 2012 by michael
Augmented Structures v2.0 as Distilled Urban Experience is a project by Refik Anadol and Alper Derinbo?az which focuses on two dissimilar regions in ?stanbul and displays the inner characteristics of one which is an urban texture inside city center that has gone under a bottom-up transformation recently and the other which is a suburban region consisted of gated communities.
The project based on soundscape and data mapping of two regions reveals the invisible information about their context and suggests an alternative way to understand the existence of city through new media technologies.
The project brings together disparate disciplines like sound, architecture and the visual arts which influence one another to such a degree that it is impossible to separate them. While the project reexamines the world in visual and aesthetic terms, in its capacity as an “interdisciplinary transformation” project it also questions the point where art and architecture stand today and the point they might reach in future.
Augmented Structures series forces each discipline to alter its own “material” state; transforming sound into mathematics, mathematics into architecture and architecture into a living structure, while presenting the viewer with a new media experience that is multi-levelled, produces sound, moves and breathes.
The team is diversified by sound designer Kerim Karaoglu and parametric designers Co?ku Cink?l?ç, Koray Bingöl. — at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.