iCloud installation, China by xian architects

An association ritual at the scale of a game

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这是一个游戏性质的户外活动装置。在城市里的一点点神奇感令人开心。

This is a game-like outdoor installation.It creates a bit of magic in the city that delights people.

▼装置概览,installation overview

 

空间与时间|Space & Time

距离北京天安门2公里的前门北京坊商业街区中庭。置身于只向天空开放的人造建筑空间时,我们本能的感受到自在的召唤——天空、无处不在的空气,解除束缚的出口。活动日,常常没有一场室外活动会期盼雨。这一次,也想为雨天而存在。

The installation is located in the central courtyard of Beijing Fun at Qianmen, two kilometers away from Tian’anmen Square in Beijing. Standing within this man-made space and facing the sky, one would instinctively feel an internal calling, from the sky, the omnipresent air, and exit of shackles. Normally on the day of an event, no outdoor event would welcome a rain. Even this time we expect it to exist moreover for rain.

▼计划,Plan(左)▼装置地点,活动日15:00-17:00太阳轨迹,Site, the solar track from 15:00 to 17:00 on the event day(右)

  

 

规则|Law

干冰,-78.5℃固态的二氧化碳置于常温下,使空气中的水遇冷凝结成微小水珠,形成可见的“雾”。在-130℃的火星沟壑中,流动着充满由二氧化碳组成的冰和雪。装置兼容活动当日可能的各种天气。晴天温度高、雾渐浓,阴天湿度大、雾浓厚,雨天直接触水、烟雾汹涌喷薄。

Putting dry ice, the solid carbon dioxide at the temperature of -78.5℃ under room temperature, water in air would condense into tiny water droplets, forming a visible ‘fog’. Within the gullies at the temperature of -130℃ on Mars, there is ice and snow filled with carbon dioxide.The installation is compatible with all possible weather on the day of the event. On a sunny day when the temperature is high, the fog would be heavy. On a cloudy day when the air moisture is high, the fog would be thick. While on a rainy day, when the fog hits water, it would be smoggy.

▼干冰升华特写,A close-up shot of the sublimation of dry ice

▼干冰升华形成的雾气,The fog formed by the sublimation of dry ice

 

执行|Execution

1、将柔软的钢丝绳与两端高空临时构筑物相连。
2、多个装满干冰颗粒的网状结构均匀紧锁固定在钢丝绳上。
3、有限数量的干冰于阴天常温2小时内自然消失。

凌晨的内部测试,没有人群、没有观众、没有安保围挡,执行团队的每一个个体在城中心的深层静谧中,触及暗夜、雾气和温度,触及静止、变换腾起,触及消失,触及隐秘。

Tie the soft steel cables to the two temporal structures in air at both sides.
Tie multiple reticular structures containing dry ice particles evenly on the steel cables.A limited number of dry ice would sublimate in two hours on a cloudy day with normal temperature.

In the internal test in early morning, there is no crowd, no audience, no security enclosure. Every individual of the executive team was in the deep silence of the center of the city, touching the dark night, the fog and the temperature, touching the stillness, the change, the disappearance, and eventually privacy.

▼活动前夜23:30,结构搭建,At 23:30 on the eve of the event, when the structures were built(左)▼活动日02:30,荷载测试,Load test at 2:30 am on the day of the event(右)

  

 

升空|Lifting off

▼活动当日升空的云朵,the cloud lifting off on the day of event

  

▼iCloud装置与驻足围观的人群,iCloud installation & Onlookers

 

回望|Retrospective

iCloud裹挟着xiān氙建筑有限的智识与虔诚的意识信息,从人的日常尺度发出信号:客观存在的物质和宇宙自然环境,时刻与人类共存,我们视为一场游戏规模的关联仪式。

iCloud incorporates the limited intelligence and pious consciousness of Xian architects. It sends a signal from the daily scale of human beings, that the objective existence of matter and the cosmos environment coexist with human beings, and we regard it as an association ritual at the scale of a game.

▼云消逝后的结构,The structure after the cloud disappears

▼无二白集创始人K在活动结束后的手绘,装裱赠予氙建筑,我们视为对纯粹的期待,This is a sketch from K, the founder of Bazaar in White, who framed this sketch as a gift to xiān architects. We treat this as an expectation for purity

装置名称:iCloud
设计团队:氙建筑事务所
官网:www.xianarchitects.com
结构咨询:刘粟
赞助:无二白集、将将、沐哉茶
设计及执行时间:2018.5.10至20日
摄影:白婷、李显刚、陈惜玉

Installation name: iCloud
Design team: xiān architects
website: www.xianarchitects.com
Construction consultation: Liu Su
Sponsor: Bazaar in White, TiensTiens, MUSII Tea
Design and construction: 2018/5/10-20
Photography: Bai Ting, Li Xiangang, Chen Xiyu

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