Workshop leader: Shaun Murray
Date: 13/06/05 – 17/06/05
Arch-OS [www.arch-os.com] is an ‘Operating System’ for contemporary architectures, which has been developed to manifest the dynamic life of a building. Arch-OS systems (integrated hardware and software) incorporate a range of embedded technologies to capture audio-visual and raw digital data from a building through a variety of sources which include: the ‘Building Energy Management System (BEMS); computer and communications networks; the flow of people and social interactions; ambient noise levels; environmental conditions…
Currently data and analysis are used as ‘strategic tools’ to predict, examine and exemplify situations occurring in all fields. Usually information and data are treated as a commodity which can be bought and sold and ‘act’ as a powerful tools to predict future trends of our natural, social and technological environments.
How can dynamic data and analysis of environments become a ‘pro-active’ detrimental part of construction in ‘actual’ environments?
From these origins, dynamic data and analysis will become ‘edited’ into palettes for a working model. These palettes would come from all fields of knowledge and research institutions that work with all sources of field data, environmental, social and technological. This working model will become a design tool during the process of construction.
To construct working models one may examine:
>The presence of the past
>Analogy of the idea of process whereby the forms of previous systems influence the development of form of subsequent similar systems
>Linking environmental, social and technological conditions holistically
>Taxonomy of architectures linked to fluid fields of the system
>To develop a Notational System of what is there and intervene with an active purposefulness
Within the spaces where Arch-OS lingers, fluid fields are resonating. Architectures are coupling and uncoupling within the local and global. The purposively active development of the system can be triggered by unknown sources or seed in other evolving architectures.
What is being suggested is that by using Arch-OS the form of a system, including its characteristic internal structures and vibrational frequencies, become present to a subsequent system with a similar form; the spatio-temporal pattern of the former superimposes itself on the latter
‘Nature is an infinite sphere, whose centre is everywhere, whose circumference is nowhere’.
Arch-OS represents an evolution in intelligent architecture, interactive art and ubiquitous computing. An ‘Operating System’ for contemporary architecture (Arch-OS, ‘software for buildings’) has been developed to manifest the life of a building and provide artists, engineers and scientists with a unique environment for developing transdisciplinary work and new public art.
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- Arch-OS and the The Ami-I-Able Network
- Arch-OS launch
- Arch-OS Radio
- Arch-OS Workshop 06/05
- Buro Happold Mult-disciplinary Workshop
- Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture
- Cybrid Landscape
- Infectious Space
- Limited edition Arch-OS CD-ROM
- Living Building
- Portland Square Complex
- PSQ Symphony #1
- Psychometric Architecture
- Psychometric Architecture
- Random Lift Button
- Reading Room
- Recombinating Architecture
- Research TV
- Unit 20-Bartlett School of Architecture
- WAP Architecture