Prove 'The Power of X' by attempting an Idea Worth Doing to open TEDxSUMMIT in Doha, Qatar.
WE ARE Pi collaborated with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions. Together, they fused architecture, dance, math and magic into a bespoke18-meter high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor to create the world’s first Human Arabesque (with no computer graphics).
Agency: WE ARE Pi
Creative Directors: Hobson-Chant
Strategy: Alex Bennett Grant
Producer: Jamie Nami Kim
Director: Körner Union
Production company: Big Productions Paris
Producer: Raphaël Carassic
Dop: Laurent Tangy
Set Designer: Laurent Tesseyre
Editor: Matthilde Carlier
Wardrobe: Elisabeth Rousseau
Hair & Make-Up: Avril Carpentier
Line Producer: Nicolas Avram
Post-production head: Natacha Dolar
Post-Production: Mikros Image
Music artist: Yasmine Hamdan
Producer/studio: Michael Kneebone at Toolbox Audio
Voice over: Rutger Hauer
Sound design: WAVE Amsterdam
Digital Grotesque is the first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed structure that is entirely 3D printed out of sand. This structure, measuring 16 square meters, is materialized with details at the threshold of human perception. Every aspect of this architecture is composed by custom-designed algorithms.
Partners and Sponsors:
• Chair for CAAD, Prof. Hovestadt, ETH Zurich
• Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
• voxeljet AG
• FRAC Centre
• Strobel Quarzsand GmbH
• Pro Helvetia
Research for the Digital Grotesque project was carried out at the Chair for CAAD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. All components were printed by voxeljet AG. The first part of Digital Grotesque is a commission by FRAC Centre for its permanent collection.
Maria Smigielska, Miro Eichelberger, Yuko Ishizu, Jeanne Wellinger, Tihomir Janjusevic, Nicolás Miranda Turu, Evi Xexaki, Akihiko Tanigaito