Unifing architecture, light, sound and science, the Parametric Glacier pavilion by Latvian architecture studio DJA poses an important question of the very thin border between natural and artificial.
In today’s world, people use their knowledge and technology to control nature more than ever. Modern society’s striving for the total regulation of the natural world might be concerning to some. Disturbed by the thin line between natural and artificial, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture has juxtaposed two opposites, ice as a material and parametric design as a solution, to ask if they can even coexist with each other. The architects from Ryga-based studio point out that the project does not only speak about the tension between the natural world and human tendency to control it. They say: “Parametric Glacier pavilion also reflects on the fusion of contemporary art genres and border fading between different art disciplines. Natural processes are recreated with computer-generated form, organic polymer materials, interactive sound installation and artificial light.”
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