dei ex machinis

Suggestions to all seemingly unsolvable problems. "The brightest stars, create the darkest shadows." DEM

Ultra Early birds 2014

If Life was to Waterfalls, as

We were to Water.

Where Every water molecule

falls at the same rate, gravit; and

thus, depending on the type of waterfall a “body” of water finds itself in, all of its molecules can (and will be) redirected a few times by Naturally Occurring obstacles like trees, caves, plants and animals, and not mention other Water molecules.

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We have come a long way in both virtual and physical aspects, from the Great Pyramids pointing to the sky, to Eiffel’s Tower looking down at the city. From Galileo’s Scope gazing at the moon, to Apollo 11’s Moon Landing in 1969.

As an extremely young & energetic city, Miami has been studying the old world and learning its new technologies. Now, along with its great success & growth in the past decade, Miami has become a NODE for many events attracting a myriad of internationally known Architects, Musicians, Designers and much more.

However, lacking considerable changes in elevation, and thus a place in which to satisfy the natural human fascination with height, Miami’s real-estate has moved towards a more vertical approach. An approach that comes from an ideology in which sitting atop a mountain and watching the world below is somehow more satisfying than being at the ground level experiencing the world alongside everyone else.

Today we challenge that fascination with Tower City, because “For an icon to become iconic it has to Tao into the zeitgeist of a place. This is the same question a monument has to address - what memory do we want to fix in time and place?” - Winifred N.

With the latest growing trends of Music Festivals, this ideology is becoming a lesser truth. 

As one enters the entertainment and music realms, one begins to see that there are multiple destinations, thousands of people and millions of opportunities.

It is no longer about watching, its about being watched. It is no longer about knowing where you are, it’s about having a good point of reference. 

This becomes apparent as one watches more and more people shove themselves towards the music at ground level, much like iron shavings would toward a magnet.

Celerius Luce is the first proposed urban public space where users will have the opportunity to interact with the latest sound and light technology.

Its aim, to provide Miami with a good reference point to and from Miami, which can also act as great meeting location for all of

Bayfront’s Cultural events such as: Ultra Music Festival, Identity Festival & Redbull’s Flugtag. 

Celerius Luce Provides distinct describable spaces, and Infinite Reference Lines, for a great user experience. Here you will find:

THE WATERFALL:

DAILY MEETING SPOT. NIGHTLY LOOKOUT SPOT.

- Iconic Advanced Laser Lighting Systems

- Circular Engineered Soundscape Systems, designed to come at you from all angles. Great for Public Sound Installations & Performances

THE POND:

DAILY SKATING RINK. NIGHTLY SOUNDSCAPES 

- Circular Engineered Soundscape Systems, designed to come at you from all angles. Great for Public Sound Installations & Performances

- Fogged Mirror & Laser Lighting Systems order to allow the users to situate themselves within the soundscape.

THE WINGS:

DAILY SUN TANNING. NIGHTLY STAR GAZING

- Un-programed user realestate.

- Grass and concrete materials.Perfect for yoga, sun tanning, ocean or  star gazing and more.

THE SPINE - DAILY SHADE / NIGHTLY LIGHT

- Gridded wood trellis with recessed lights. Provides a

SHADED WALKING PATH during the day.

Allows for a safe WELL LIT PATH at night.

Obsessive Consumption Disorder: an architectural diagnosis of intuition

Word To the Wise:

"…you need to know a world to make one."

"…we consume something to see what it does for us…"

"It’s hard to say whether patience does more for creativity than obsession…"

andrewsantalucia:

The term, ‘don’t take your work home with you’ does not apply to architecture. More specifically, it is impossible to ever get away from it, in one form or another. Architecture is everywhere, all the time. From the moment we awaken in a room designed by an architect or put on our clothes in a closet in that room, to most likely making a cup of coffee in a kitchen, to walking out the doorways and stairs that lead us onto the streets next to other buildings and into our modes of transportation that take us into our places of work/play, we are completely dominated by architecture – match, set and point. Although a minor glimpse into the discipline and its practitioners, this inability to ever cease working or at least thinking about work, borders on a great pathology that many misdiagnose.

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