Apr 23, 2005

Isotope is a generative architecture derived from the proportional system of the

Stonborough House (1925, also known as Haus Wittgenstein) designed by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Austrian architect Paul Engelmann. The house is assembled from seven cubes, arranged in a carefully balanced proportionate system. All elements correspond to each other, and it is impossible to change this system without destroying the balance of volumes and voids.

Starting from a textual representation of the model in the VRML language, the “isotopes” of the original model were created through repeated search and replace operations on the descriptive text.

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Exhibited: Skopje Electronic Art Fair 1999, Skopje; File Festival, Sao Paolo, 2000; VRML-ART 2000, Monterey, US; re:modern exhibition, Künstlerhaus Vienna

From the installation at re:modern, Künstlerhaus Wien, 2003