Seismic Shifts at The National Academy

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March 20, 2013
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  Nick Cave’s emblematic Soundsuits occupy an amorphous space between costuming, performance art, and dance. Soundsuit, 2009. Human hair. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
    Nick Cave’s emblematic Soundsuits occupy an amorphous space between costuming, performance art, and dance. Soundsuit, 2009. Human hair. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
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  Breaking new ground, architect Greg Lynn navigates the digital landscape with his firm, FORM. Using technological advances in architectural modeling, he created a prototype of a movable living environment. Each surface of the model is capable of transforming into part of the living space. Greg Lynn, RV (Room Vehicle) Prototype, 2012. Computer generated rendering in three superimposed orientations. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
    Breaking new ground, architect Greg Lynn navigates the digital landscape with his firm, FORM. Using technological advances in architectural modeling, he created a prototype of a movable living environment. Each surface of the model is capable of transforming into part of the living space. Greg Lynn, RV (Room Vehicle) Prototype, 2012. Computer generated rendering in three superimposed orientations. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
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  Conceptual sculptor Tom Friedman used a myriad of multi-sized Styrofoam blocks for this geometric (and architectural) sculpture conceived specifically for Seismic Shifts. Tom Friedman, Untitled (Styrofoam Blocks), 2012. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
    Conceptual sculptor Tom Friedman used a myriad of multi-sized Styrofoam blocks for this geometric (and architectural) sculpture conceived specifically for Seismic Shifts. Tom Friedman, Untitled (Styrofoam Blocks), 2012. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
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  Venturing below sea level, Kate Orff and her firm SCAPE explore the nautical landscape. The model seen here examines affordable and sustainable opportunities for restorative landscape design. Her model’s relevance is heightened during the current dialogue about urban coastlines and rising sea levels. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
    Venturing below sea level, Kate Orff and her firm SCAPE explore the nautical landscape. The model seen here examines affordable and sustainable opportunities for restorative landscape design. Her model’s relevance is heightened during the current dialogue about urban coastlines and rising sea levels. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.
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  The US Institute of Peace Building continues in Moshe Safdie’s legacy of innovative use of materials. The toroidal forms at play here challenge occupants’ conception of the space. Moshe Safdie, US Institute of Peace Building, 2001, Washington, D.C. Photo by Timothy Hursley.
    The US Institute of Peace Building continues in Moshe Safdie’s legacy of innovative use of materials. The toroidal forms at play here challenge occupants’ conception of the space. Moshe Safdie, US Institute of Peace Building, 2001, Washington, D.C. Photo by Timothy Hursley.
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