Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism <Artificial Switzerland>
In Artificial Swissness, we examine the notion of “cultural resilience” in Alpine cities, and question the role of creative artificial intelligence in architecture.
Our chosen city is Lumnezia, an idiosyncratic Swiss alpine polycentric city with inhabitation spread out in multiple sub-centers in the Surselva region of Graubünden, Switzerland.
Imagined as an ever-shifting spatial interface revealing the innermost dreams of an artificial machine pre-occupied by possible resilient futures of an alpine city, Artifical Swissness is designed as a large, hyperactive, artificial brain that invites people in, absorbing them in a palimpsest of architectural imagery.
The radial form of the artificial brain allows the audience to get a sense of the visual cortex of the deep convolutional neural networks as the machine generates virtually infinite architectural images of cultural resilience.
The structure of the artificial brain is composed of self-similar modules and interlocked as a shell structure with weaved mesh, in analogy to the tradtional texture of the Korean 'Gat' hat, creating a coherent geometrical form.
- Dongdaemun Design Plaza(DDP)
- 4.16m² 2.3M Exhibit
- Seoul Biennale of Architecture
- Media x Design Laboratory, EPFL