doubleNegatives Architecture

jp, ch, hu
exhibition artist

doubleNegatives Architecture, dNA launched in 1998 as the brainchild of architect Sota Ichikawa, views the processes and devices used to measure space as "architecture", assembling a team for each project and engaging in a unique spectrum of activities including installations, software and architectural design. Spanning both technical and conceptual aspects, dNA has consistently questioned the very concept of "architecture" since the mid-1990s, when ICHIKAWA commenced his research on spatial inscriptions using dynamic polar coordinates with the body as the zero point.
Typical projects include the interactive sound construction dqpb (2000-) and plaNet Former (2002), which gives visual form to the structure of the Internet, as a process-type "architecture". Currently dNA is employing a bottom-up-style cell automaton program to study architectural modeling through the automated generation of forms, and in future aims to convert this to three-dimensional media and present it in urban spaces.