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Published by: Christina Farrell on Sep 24, 2012
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Chapter 2: Real Time Urbanism
Interactive Architecture
Christina Farrell_Bottom Up Urbanism_Fall 2012
Howeler + Yoon /MY Studiois a Boston based multidisciplinary practice, operatingin the space between architecture, art and landscape. They believe in interactivearchitecture using media as a material. Their projects not only provide the user witha sense of place and belonging but also allow the user to become a part of the
architecture through interactive media. Drawing influence from today’s networked
society they seek to create a network linking nodes, places, and individuals througharchitecture.
“Electronic devices…have created new opportunities for public engagement,responsiveness, and interaction.”
-Howeler+ Yoon
Howeler + Yoon broaden the definition of architecture by using interactivemedia in their projects that turns the passive viewer into the active participant. These
architectural interventions” are only complete when there is a user 
experiencing them. Howeler + Yoon engage the user to the extent that the architectureis dependent upon the user, this architectural idea begins to create a dialog betweenarchitecture, media and the human body.

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