Adriaan Beukers
Ole Bouman
Steward Butterfield
Ben Cerveny
Elisabeth Diller
Michael Douglas
Maya Draisin
Brian Eno
David Garcia
Marti Guixe
Adam Hyde
Ivo Janssen
Nathalie Jeremijenko
Lee Eng Lock
Winy Maas
Malcolm McCullough
Irene McWilliam
Sugata Mitra
Andre Oorebeek
Chris Pacione
Garry van Patter
Fiona Raby
Hani Rashid
Rick Robinson
Alexander Rose
Tiffany Shlain
Bruce Sterling
Lisa Strausfeld
John Thackara
Tjebbe van Tijen
Michael Waisvisz
HANI RASHID
How is new technology changing the way in which we conceive of and engineer spatiality? This question is central to the work of Columbia University professor and practising architect Hani Rashid. Rashid founded Asymptote in New York, which works on everything from building design and urban planning to experimental installations and computer-generated environments – the whole spectrum from "the fully tactile product to the all-encompassing but entirely virtual environment". A recent project for the New York Stock Exchange, for example, involved both a 'theater of operations' for the floor of the exchange and a large-scale virtual environment. For Doors 6, Hani Rashid explored how hybrid real and virtual spaces are co-evolving to create added lightness in our environments, using some stunning examples to illustrate his talk.

Website
www.asymptote.net

Presentation
Redefining Architecture: How Virtual Spaces Change Real Places
(Doors 6 Lightness, November 2000)