Thursday, February 5, 2009

Have Gallery, Will Travel: Floating Art Gallery Design

"Adaptable architecture gallery"
deaeen (January 21, 2009)

"A group of Brazilian architects have sent us these images of a conceptual, mobile gallery, designed to travel along the river Thames in London...."

(from dezeen, used without permission)

"...A 'switchable glass' system controls the opacity of the glass, which can be changed it to suit the needs of internal activities...."

(from dezeen, used without permission)

My reaction is pretty well summed up in the first comment:

"Will Says:
"January 21st, 2009 at 2:02 am

"Wow! A rare bit of conceptual architecture that seems feasible. Build it and I will come!"

I got a strong impression that the architects had considered mundane considerations like:
  • Gravity
  • Human tolerances for factors like
    • Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Sound levels
  • Existing or in-the-pipeline technologies
  • Economic feasibility
That's not all that common in 'conceptual' architecture.

The post has more renderings and plans - and a link to a video about the project.


Lana Gramlich said...

That is REALLY cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Lana Gramlich,

My pleasure! (I'm a bit late, catching up on this.)

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