Blur Building

Blur Building

The Blur Building is an architecture of atmosphere-a fog mass resulting from natural and man made forces.
Water is pumped from Lake Neuchantel, filtered,and shot as a fine mist through 35,000 high pressure nozzles.
Upon entering the fog mass, visual and acoustic references are erased, leaving only an optical “white-out” and the “white-noise” of pulsing nozzles. Blur is an anti-spectacle.Contrary to immersive environments that strive for visual fidelity in high- definition with ever-greater technical virtuosity,Blur is decidedly low- this exposition pavilion there is nothing to see but our dependence on visual itself,Is an experiment in de- emphasis on an environmental scale.Movement within is unregulated.The public can ascend to the Angel Deck via a stair that emerges through the fog into the blue sky.
Rain coates
the interactive media project features also a wearable, wireless technology embedded into ‘brain coats, technologically – enhanced raincoats. visitors’ brain coats will react to each other, indicating either positive or negative affinity between visitors through color changes and sound

Detail :

  • Temporary building name: Blur
  • Location: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
  • Architects: Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
  • Client: Swiss National Expo 2002
  • Construction: Steel tensegrity structure, fog-making system
  • Cost: $7.5 million


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