At the end of the long trail and after conquering the wild west, the pacific waited for the American settlers - became the last unreachable territory. It seemed that paradise was reached for the men and women of the gold rush, for the starlets and their love relation to Los Angeles, the sexual liberation of countless oppressed and finally the entrepreneurs of the new digital sea - the end of the trail was seemingly the promised land. Yet the end of a physical journey only became the demarcation point for the beginning of the horizon over the pacific and the establishment of a projection ground for all dreams and hopes that drove and still drives entire generations to migrate in search of fame and fortune.
The course followed in those footsteps of the first settlers in search for the new land. Our ground though has shifted from the mere physical land to the ephemeral world of a billion active Facebook users and up to a million tweets an hour - we are but points in an expanding cloud. We set out to define architecture as spatial interface – a negotiating of the ephemeral brave, new digital world and our physical urban environment, defining inhabitation of a new augmented horizon.
We used a wide range of immersive and 3D projection softwares and an array of digital fabrication techniques to build a first augmented architectural prototypes, exploring the thin line between digital and physical, between the sky and the Pacific. We designed and built the physical substrate and its digital intelligence to become animate in the form of flyable units, architectural kites onto which to project a new horizon.