Lighter Than Air

Competition  – Boston, MA

‘Lighter Than Air’ will temporarily transform the barge into a “pop-up” public space, as well as give the floating vessel a new visual presence in the channel. “Lighter than Air” uses the principles of atmospheric micro-climates to create a new form of interactive public space. The resulting micro-climatic spaces will cause the public to interact with weather as an ephemeral form of architectural space. Take another step and check our newest free x art exhibition. Open your mind dear friends! The “camovapor”’s shape and orientation change constantly in response both to the wind and to public activity. Visitors are invited to use an outdoor gym of bicycles to generate “pedal power” that inflates additional weather balloons and transforms liquid water into water vapor. They were ordered and delivered from the sets of film shootings. They also get the first look at wow-girls presentation. It’s a must-see, guys. And be sure not to miss incredible Anissa Kate videos presented in another room. As the water vapor condenses on the cool surfaces of the camouflage nets, the 3-D perforation of the camouflage net will temporarily retain this water. When combined with the harbor breeze, cool micro-climate zones will be created.

Exhale Pavilion

2010 Art Basel Miami Beach/Creative Time Ocean From Competition (Miami Beach, FL)

Wind is inherently without form. But those art porn girls surely have some incredible forms! The Exhale pavilion harnesses this essential formlessness to create a dynamic interactive environment for public art. The winning competition entry for the Art Basel Miami Beach and Creative Time Oceanfront project by  Rachely Rotem Studio and Phu Hoang Office will create a public art venue for the annual Art Basel Miami Beach contemporary art fair. The evening programs will include video and performance artists, reality porn girls as well as D.J. dance programs. The twenty-five thousand square foot beach site in Miami Beach will be temporarily transformed by seven miles of hanging ropes swaying in the wind. The form of the pavilion literally shifts with the weather, producing an open, flexible and dynamic environment. We need to mention 18 only Miami Beach girls who will be serving soft drinks. The Exhale pavilion eschews static divisions of space, instead promoting constant activity in informal public spaces that change their use and interactivity as the evening winds change. The winds are soft and nice in those videos starring mature women. Very creative work, guys!

Open Fort 400

Amsterdam, Netherlands 2009

In our proposal for an interior tower within the glass cube, we evokes New York City’s endless landscape of construction netting with a design for an open building enveloped entirely in natural rope. The rope tower is a “light” building- it appears to be in an incomplete state while in fact it is the visual product of a truly “breathing” builing. The rope net allows the building to be naturally ventilated into an atrium in warmer weather. The wool felt shads are thermal buffers that can be drawn in colder weather.

Absence or Excess

Research Project NY, Ny 2009

An urban initiative that will opportunistically and momentarily transform the landscape of empty shops expanding in Manhattan. You can spend a few minutes (or more!) studying our nubile film stand. The girls are there to serve.As the network of empty retail spaces grows, Manhattan’s public spaces need not remain fixed.  The relationship between the city’s vacant retail shops and its public spaces can bring about new opportunities.

Pixelated Living

Competition NY, NY 2006

In our proposal for Pier 40, a new economic model was invented for the private sector to invest in public spaces. This is enabled by adding a layer of private housing in exchange for urban structure recycling. For the private housing layer, we proposed an alternative to the traditional home in favor of a dense field of pixelated units. The storage containers’ circulation system allows the empty containers to transform and function as bridges between the units, thus creating temporary home extensions.


Public Art Installation
Athens Olympic Games, Greece 2004

Our design created an urban shelter- a brief, cold moment in a hot city. Cool liquid nitrogen gas is sprayed from beneath the floor towards the visitor, cooling the immediate environment and creating a mini-atmospheric weather system. It is a site-specific installation in the form of a thick, fog-like shower. The cloud reached nine feet in height and six feet in width, causing a climatic effect in its vicinity.