// Nitzan Bartov, SOFTlab | winter 2013 | New York, NY
Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on Edge was an exhibition hosted by the American Institute of Architects ant the CFA in New York.
Along with designing the overall exhibition Softlab also produced an interactive installation in collaboration with ARUP. The two story kinetic sculpture, with it's top part seen from the street level, was a center piece of the exhibition, visualized the effects of an earthquake and some of the considerations that are taken into account while designing buildings in seismic regions.
The sculpture invites visitors to create and adjust their own seismic wave that wiggles the entire sculpture, tuning the installation to see various zones of resonance within a grid of pipes. Each pipe had a weight that was calibrates at various heights in a graph throughout the grid. These weights alter the natural period of the wave zones of wiggling pipes would move or dissipate as you find periods coincide with the various pipes. As with buildings during an earthquake, each pipe resonated at specific frequencies depending on the height of the weight.
// Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on Edge was exhibited at The Center for Architecture ,NYC. Winter 2013.