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Sound Activated Kinetic Garments – Incertitudes


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Montreal-based fashion designer Ying Gao presents two new kinetic garments, whose aesthetic details tessellate in reaction to sound. The ‘incertitudes’ series consists of white and silver colored fabric which have been covered in dressmaker pins, outwardly protruding from the textile’s facade. Through a collaboration of mediums and technologies — PVDF plastic, dressmaker pins, and electronic devices — The metallic accessories interact and respond to noise in their environment, activated through the spectator’s voice. Their fluent motion generates a wave-like flux, contracting and expanding the entire wearable object. The clothing’s original function is reappropriated and transposed into a unique aesthetic application.

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The Wave Walk.


The proposal created by Danish firm ‘BIG Architects’ is one of three shortlisted submissions for the St. Petersburg pier international design competition.  The masterplan will organize and harmonize a variety of individual events along a network of paths, merging to form the iconic pier structure which will gradually flow into the waters of tampa bay.  The branching pattern will collectively form the ‘Tributary Park’ containing native plantings of diverse color schemes.  The gardens will highlight the programmatic sectors of the park including the museum, observation deck, playgrounds and natural forested areas.

Bustling activity will be channeled towards the ‘wave walk’ which undulates to dip and rise from the water, framing a swimming pool and small holding area for kayaks, canoes and small scale boats.  Similar to the waves of the ocean, the increasing momentum generated by the volumes of people circulating onto the pier culminates by looping the promenade overhead, sheltering people underneath and providing elevated views from the generated roof terrace.
The plaza below the arch may be used for outdoor markets and as a band shell pavilion for concerts.  The public spaces terminate with a platform which submerges into the bay creating an additional view towards the city. Exhibition spaces, banquet halls and other public spaces will by placed inside the sculptural building.