University of Applied Arts, Vienna
critics: Hani RASHID & Reiner ZETTL
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Kyle BRANCHESI & Hulda GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR: The Field of Physical Extremes is a pavilion and science center that will experiment and test corporal technology and innovations.
It will be a place of education and discussion on ethical matters that will inevitably arise and last but not least showcase the innovations by introducing them into sports and competition, where their effects become eminently apparent.
A research laboratory with a showcase pavilion and sports tracks, where scientists and inventors work out and experiment with new ways to enhance the physical abilities of the human race, for whichever challenges we might face in the deep future.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
KB & HG: Arata Isozaki’s “City in the Air”, Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz’s “Raumstadt.”
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
KB & HG: Reading Stan Allen. Listening to Massive Attack and Cinematic Orchestra. Watching Breaking Bad.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
KB & HG: Tomás Saraceno, First Office (Andrew Atwood & Anna Neimark), and Ruy Klein.