SAF12 Exhibition - Hypersurface Architecture

By Architecture Insights

Oct. 24, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney

Courtesy UNSW FBE

The mid 1990s saw various projects where the architects, underpinned by a theoretical discourse called Hypersurface Architecture, worked towards combining 3D static space with 2D dynamic images. This Sydney Architecture Festival 2012 installation at Customs House aims to ‘revisit’ the above-mentioned concepts. UNSW Bachelor students in Architectural Computing along with tutors Dr. M. Hank Haeusler, Sally Hsu and Danny Nguyen have developed two outdoor media walls using computational architectural methods to design 300+ ‘Digital Bricks’ that when assembled form the two media walls.

Each ‘Digital Brick’ follows the same design logic to vary size and form and contains LEDs to transform an otherwise static wall into a dynamic media wall, able to showcase interactive content transforming the installation into a vibrant light sculpture. This Forecourt installation is supported by showcasing the “Digital Brick’ design process with images, models and videos on display inside the Customs House lobby.


Free, no bookings