Monday, 24 December 2012
The Blur Building - Diller & Scofidio + Renfro
The Blur Building was designed by Diller & Scofidio + Renfro for the Swiss Association Expo 2001 in Yverdon-les-Bains. More information can be found on Diller & Scofidio + Renfro's website: http://www.dsrny.com/
"The Blur Building was a temporary media pavilion built for the 2002 Swiss Expo in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Rising out of Lake Neuchatel, a system of rectilinear struts and diagonal rods cantilevered over the water. The rods were fitted with over 30,000 fog nozzles shooting a fine mist pulled from the lake and controlled with a complex weather system. This fog created a man-made cloud that encompassed the metal framework to create the illusion of a vaporous building measuring 300 ft. wide and 65 ft. high."
Consider how your propositions might imaginatively appropriate the phenomenological, spatial and experiential qualities of materials not ordinarily associated with conventional building construction