Photos courtesy of Maurizio Braggiotti
Landscape and Public Spaces
Augmented Structures is a public space project. In 2011 Augmented Structures v1.1 was realized as the first large scale public space project that incorporate the new media technologies and digital fabrication at the scale of architecture accompanied by the exhibition “Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations / Grande Rue de Pera (İstiklâl Caddesi ) ”.
Both the exhibition material and the public space installation are dedicated to the flows of Grand Rue de Pera (İstiklâl Street), a significant social axis of Istanbul, and they are located in the very center on this axis, a public square that witnesses a great amount and a diverse range of passengers and activities everyday.
Augmented Structures project, dealing with this complex physical and social formation aims at interpreting the information gathered from the street and representing it visually and aesthetically.
Transforming the sound of this lively street into a multi-levelled new media work and blending the borders between disparate disciplines in a way that they become inseparable, the installation and the performance above all contribute to the urban experience itself. The work is a part of a not static but becoming organization and mimics this characteristics of the environment. Therefore Augmented Structures is a form of architecture in a continuous process of development, change and transformation.