Lee Eng Lock
Garry van Patter
Tjebbe van Tijen
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.
Redefining Architecture: How Virtual Spaces Change Real Places
(Doors 6 Lightness, November 2000)