Emergent Surface

Silver
2010

Based on new technologies for adaptive building skins, Emergent Surface is a wall that continuously and autonomously reconfigures itself in real time--portions selectively disappearing and reappearing.  In one condition, the piece appears as a solid surface with three-dimensional curvature that divides and informs the gallery, reflecting the light and color around it. As the doubly-curved wall is viewed from different positions its aspect changes, sometimes appearing relatively flat, at other times taking on a twisted profile.  In another condition, it resolves itself into seven slender poles running floor to ceiling; its minimal visual presence leaving the gallery largely open.  Between these extremes lie an infinite variety of configurations.

Contact: Craig Holland: craig@hoberman.com

Credit: Chuck Hoberman, Matthew Davis, Ziggy Drozdowski and David Wight of Hoberman Associates