Sunday, January 28, 2007

Breathing Wall v.s. Breathing Skin

SCI-Arc Gallery is hosting an interesting installation Breathing Wall, by a French architectural firm Jakob + MacFarlane.
The project is a fragment of a "theoretical building" with no conventional openings like windows and doors; instead, it has temporary openings that open and close only momentarily to let in air, people and light, and then disappear. (

This Breathing Wall reminds me of the Breathing Skin of all amphibians. Their skins are so permeable and sensitive, that gases and water can simply go through. Perhaps in the future, buildings will obtain this sensitiveness as an organic object, transforming its shape, light, color and view according to the inhabitants' needs.

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