Microwave International Media Arts Festival 2014 -
Huy Bui
Everyone has a dream
 
Lin Yutang, a master of Chinese culture, once wrote “the best architecture is such when one is inside of it, he is unaware of where the nature ends and where art begins.”  People congregrate to gradually establish cities, soon drawing a boundary between urban areas and rural settlements.  Space is planned for various functions and forms.  Bulidings are erected for people to make a living in there.  Technology and science are sculpting people’s live with its inventing and intervening nature.  Days pass by, leaving cultural traces behind in cities.  Buildings carry weight of time, crystallized an art witnessing the sun and the moon.  The great creation of human beings where we live in, tangled with, then turns into cities and civilization ...
 
Plant-in City goes back to the idea of contributing to the nature by investigating local ecological environment and technological developments, to spreading greens all over the city ...
 
Living Architecture is not a single building that can be erected in any city, but an aspiration, a study of life, city and clutre.  Last but not least, we arrive a the conclusion, as uttered by Japanse contemporary architect Tadao Ando, "Architecture depends on the mind, and its second half comes from existence of the spirit.  
 
God bless our city
 
(Microwave New Media Arts Festival 2014 "Living Architecture") 
Taking cues from the density of Hong Kong, orientation of landscape goes vertical and the journey of our most precious resources permates through the archtiecture. 

The system features a series of  landscapes that play host to local Hong Kong street plants and moss. Water cascades down through terraces from an irrigation system suspended above, creating lush micro-zones. Arduino controlled systems automate fog and bio-sounds generated from environmental sensors.  
Landscape goes vertical 
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics in October 2014 for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source ... Using the blue light, LED lamps emitting white light could be created in a new way.

"As about one fourth of world electricity consumption is used for lighting purposes, the LEDs contribute to saving the Earth's resources," the committee said. (NPR)
Plant-In HONG KONG workshop - Huy Bui enagages the community on a foraging exploration for local street plants.  Scores of plant-life were found on the streets, adjacent to the Convention Center.
Local Plants and Moss were planted into the installation over the course of the exhibtion
Microwave New Media Arts Festival 2014 "Living Architecture," opening day, was on November 7th in the midst of the Umbrella Revolution.  
Artist Symposium - Carlos Gomez de Llarena discusses the technology platform of Plant-In City.  
This insatallation was pre-fabricated in NYC, shipped into a 4 x 2 x 2 box (used as pedestal) and deployed and installed within 72 hrs.  
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