Periodic Response

The pretend studio may be taken as an invitation to truth or to fiction. what if we simply stopped pretending? What causes would you cease to feign interest in? What adopted processes would you drop as mere pretexts? Who would you design for? Who would you want to be? Who are you really? What would that look like? What premises, perhaps even false, form the pretexts of contemporary architectural production? What would happen if we dropped such pretenses? Would this lead architecture to truthfulness and sincerity, whimsical irrationality or simply a status quo? Or does the pretense, etymologically bound up with the disciplinary claims of a “profession,” make the architect What if the pretense is all there is?

This project worked with an imaginary client, migratory bird, pretend to be another architect/artist, write specifications for mock materials, feign interest wearing the necomimi–brainwave controlled cat ears–around NYV and consider representational strategies to make believable while cueing their projects’ pretense.

Operation : For launch, the turbines are supplied with electro magnetic power to enable vertical take-off. upon reaching operating altitude, the system uses the power of the wind to fly up and down, also floating within the range of electro magnetic.
The high wind speeds result in the turbines spinning the generators at high speeds, eliminating the need for gearboxes and increasing efficiency and reliability. the energy is transferred to the ground through the electrical tether. during occasional periods of low wind the turbines and geometry kite can be powered to land the system stably with electro magnetic field.

Architect and Designer : GEBDEISGN., Chang Kyu Lee

Location: Bering Strait, Diomede Island

Client: Migratory Birds

Program: Embassy

Site Area: 2.8sqml

Status: Academic Work

Year: 2012

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