The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Archaelogy of the Digital, an exhibition that delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization and production at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s.
Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the exhibition along with the related publication are conceived as object-based investigations of four pivotal projects that established distinct directions in architecture’s use of digital tools: the Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985–1995), Peter Eisenman‘s Frankfurt Biozentrum (1987), Shoei Yoh‘s roof structures for Odawara Gymnasium (1991) and Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium (1992), and Chuck Hoberman‘s Expanding Sphere (1992).
Chuck Hoberman’s Expanding Sphere (1992) is a finely tuned folding polyhedron that smoothly expands and contracts, opening the way to later explorations in responsive and adaptive architecture. Conceived as a precise and factual narration, Archaelogy of the Digital highlights the dialogue between computer sciences, architecture and engineering, which is at the core of these early experiments.
Chuck Hoberman's spheres and other artworks will be on view at the CCA's Phaeno Exhibit from May 7th to October 13th, 2013 in the main galleries. Visit the Canadian Centre for Architecture website for more information.Share