Lighter Than Air in Boston

23 May

Lighter Than Air_SHIFTboston_RachelyRotem_PhuHoangLighter Than Air, by Rachely Rotem Studio and Phu Hoang Office, is the winning entry for SHIFTboston’s Barge 2011 Competition and scheduled to be unveiled on Boston’s waterfront as a “pop-up” public space in September 2012.

Comprised of bright pink camouflage netting, helium balloons, and stationery bikes, the “camovapor” climate system (as the designers like to call it) will float over the barge with the interactive help of visitors who can generate power by pedaling the bikes that will inflate additional weather balloons, transforming water to vapor. As the vapor condenses on the pink nets, the 3D perforations will hold the water which then, combined with the natural harbor breeze, will create a cool area and an “interactive atmospheric phenomenon.”

Looks like a trip to Boston that fall will be in order.

via Architects Newspaper

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  1. “Lighter Than Air” Barge Competition Winner » Design You Trust – Social design inspiration! - May 23, 2011

    [...] Barge Competition Winner dglassdes on 05 23 11 – Show your attitude – leave a comment below! Lighter Than Air, the instal­la­tion entry by Rachely Rotem Stu­dio and Phu Hoang Office, won the SHIFT­boston [...]

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