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Posted by Sebastian on Feb 13, 2005
A recent article by Bruce Sterling in Wired, features the French architect François Roche (studio R&Sie) who is internationally renowned for his organic and conceptual architectural creations.
One of Roche's projects - Silverelief (Dusty Relief) - is a future Contemporary Art Museum in Bangkok that utilizes the city's pollution to generate mutating shapes and forms. The museum is surrounded by electrically charged wires that attract airborne dust particles, thus gradually transforming the building into a mountain of dust that reflect its immediate environment (Bangkok is grey and polluted).
Roche's interest in 'chameleon-architecture' is also expressed in the R&Sie dynamic studio logo, which continuously changes, as was it a living organism itself.