Exploring hybrid-reality public platforms for experiencing bioclimatic flows from diverse viewpoints and across spatial scales.
How can we perceive and experience our built environment in new ways to better understand the energetic relationships between our bodies, buildings and cities? The Energy City research explores how interactive hybrid-reality platforms for experiencing and analyzing bioclimatic flows in architectural design are empowering designers and end users to engage in collaborative design processes from diverse viewpoints and across spatial scales. An interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, computer scientists and artists at the IDVL are collaborating with the Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MoST) to explore how emerging visualization technologies can be utilized to incorporate intuitive user input into projective design processes. A public and interactive media projection installation at the MoST contributes to the museum’s permanent exhibit ‘Energy: Power Our Future’. Here, the IDVL team’s public platform establishes a ‘projective urban design laboratory’, setting the stage for an open dialogue between community stakeholders and professional designers, and engaging a wider audience in making energy flows specific to their locale visible.
Design Research Team:
- Bess Krietemeyer
- Amber Bartosh
- Lorne Covington/NOIRFLUX
- Kevin Lucas/MoST
- RAs: Piotr Jankowski, Fengqi Li, Xuhao Wu
- Special thanks to Mitchie Qiao