Everything's So Blurry (10 pics)

Posted in       4 May 2011       8742       4

What do you think this is? Do you have any ideas? Learn more after the jump.

 

This “cloud” in the middle of Lake Neuchatel is like a temple of water that surrounds the Blur Building. This building has no walls. It is built of… water that is pumped from the lake and shot as a fog through 31,500 little nozzles. Visitors who enter the Blur Building find themselves being surrounded by an optical “white-out”. They hear only the noise of high-pressure nozzles and are dependent on vision itself as there is nothing to see. If they get lucky and find the second floor, visitors can go to Angel restaurant located above the “clouds” and have a drink of water.

 

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lolzz 9 year s ago
amazing? weird? great? Dumb? I don't know what to think about this one..
       
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Tarzan 9 year s ago
Amazing..
       
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Dreth 9 year s ago
I think it's amazing, weird AND dumb.
       
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gigantes 9 year s ago
it sounds cool to me, and i understand why the swiss made it:
The Blur Building was built for the Swiss Expo 2002 on Lake Neuchatel. It is an architecture of atmosphere. The lightweight tensegrity structure measures 300 feet wide by 200 feet deep by 75 feet high. The primary building material is indigenous to the site, water. Water is pumped from the lake, filtered, and shot as a fine mist through 31,500 high-pressure mist nozzles. A smart weather system reads the shifting climactic conditions of temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and processes the data in a central computer that regulates water pressure.

Upon entering the fog mass, visual and acoustic references are erased, leaving only an optical "white-out" and the "white-noise" of pulsing nozzles. Blur is an anti-spectacle. Contrary to immersive environments that strive for high-definition visual fidelity with ever-greater technical virtuosity, Blur is decidedly low-definition: there is nothing to see but our dependence on vision itself.

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