SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE SENIOR RESEARCH STUDIO 6
INSTRUCTOR: MATTHEW PARKER
Omni was developed during a research studio focused on the ability of machine vision to manipulate and reanimate architecture’s image. Architecture has an intimate relationship with devices that mediate our visual experiences and thus has the power to distort or destabilize our perceptions the built environment. Omni asks the question of how architectural forms can use projections to generate novel spatial attributes through the manipulation of immersive 360 degree imagery. The 3D logic behind producing 360 projections was hacked to distort spherical imagery and ultimately transforming building forms into large scale textural effects. The project’s main focus was on the recalibration of 360 degree videos and images, though a short exercise was undertaken in a matter of weeks to develop architectural form that exposes the new dimensions of perception discovered through the machine vision investigation.