future retrospective narrative

would you tell me, please,
which way I ought to go from here?
that depends a good deal on
where you want to get to...

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MAEID [Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] is an interdisciplinary practice questioning the relationship between the human, space and performativity. The work needs to be understood as a seamless interaction between computation, the material and the virtual, living systems & machines.

MAEID is led by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme.

Within the team are operating collaborating continously different professionals and artists.

O-Museum and the Timidity Symptom

A ghostly emergence amid a jungle…

Forecasting logics aren’t any longer able to predict natural catastrophes, those being generated not by natural spasms but resulting from political, industrial and human conjunctions, ... ‘Angry’ biotopes. Gaïa’s furies are countless : Katrina, El Niño, Jeanne, Thomas and Nargis, Xynthia, Ewiniar, Fukujima... a series of devastations and uncertainties that our seismographs cannot prevent. Elements are raging and the gods, always ready to forgive human madness, suddenly seem powerless in front of nature’s infernal rebellion. 

The scenario is developing a strategy to infiltrate an abandoned tropical forest, in the middle of bkk through the principle of timidity (trees’ crown shyness phenomenon), in a mimesis of the pheromonal foliage behavior.The existing trees are used to metabolize the museum “alien”, made by the intricacy of a multitude of bio-components, issued from nature’s recycled waste…computational growth in the negative void. This cradle to cradle scenario re-negotiate the relationship between alive and dead ghosts, between eros & tanatos… the timidity symptom is a chemistry, an allopathic apparatus to re-inject a degree of dispute, of conflict between ‘proto and crypto’ natures.

ALLELOPATHY/PHYTOHORMONE / Etymologically…..“to suffer from each other”> Active or passive effect of chemicals released into the environment which influences other organisms. We include in the bio-plastic of 15000 Components some D.E.P. / diethy phthalate (amember of the group of phthalic acid esters known as phthalates). D.E.P. belongs to the low molecular weight (lmw) group with a molecular weight of <250 dalton and comparatively low viscosity and high volatility. it has a faint disagreeable odor and can be transferred from the plastics that contains it, creating a pheromonalallelopathy between the museum and the jungle, to keep them at distance from each other (around 0.9 meter), in a dynamic antagonism. 

GEOMETRY / Scanning 3D of all the trees…three months of duty! To get 5 gigas bytes of Point Cloud…micro station for transferring point could

in millions of Rhino point…Python to generate attractors, repulse effect and reveal the negative, the void of the forest, where something could infiltrate…approximation of surface…3Dprint and modeling in synthetic plaster to blur the positivism of the scientific process… 3D scanning by Kinect… and distribution and cluster population on surface by Python-Rhino…grasshopper shaking… Design of the intricable component, test of cnc milling scale one by Kuka-Agilus…and preparation of the final aluminum Mold, again by CNC….dripping of bio-plastic for 15 000 units… The research on geometry is a mathematical development revealing a shape according to the existing obstacles surrounding it (the trees – calculation of distances to trunk, branch, foliage), followed by an equation to define a Timidity relation between the limits of the emerging shapelessness and the contour of the existing morphologies.


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Team: Francois Roche, Camille Lacadee, Cyril Lami, Jeep P. Narongthanarath
Collaborators: Devin Jernigan, Tiziano Derme, Myrtille Fakhreddine, Vongsawat Wongkijjalerd, Ip Panit, Patrick Mc Kechnie, Katrin Hochschuh, Hadin Charbel.

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[Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] is an interdisciplinary practice led by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme, with office in Vienna]

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