Client: Çanakkale Municipality Date: 2014 Location : Çanakkale Team : Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar, Tuberk Altuntaş, Ethem Aybar, Caner Bilgin, Hande Ciğerli, Gökçen Erkılıç, Mert Velipaşaoğlu, Yiğit Yalgın
XYZ Tower – Competition Project
PHENOMENON: Observable occurrence, any event that is observable
In today’s nanotech society, phenomenon is almost lost. In the XYZ tower, we are calling it back, in the larger sense of the word ‘observation’, to be the trivial part of human experience via long forgotten bodily senses. Extensions to our bodies, the cameras, tablets, smart phones with their incredible capabilities to register what is around us do not surprise us anymore. Ironically, what is magical for us today, especially to kids, is the phenomenon itself that is shining to our bare eyes.
XYZ tower is both an object to be observed from out, and a subject to observe from within. The functions it assumes while holding the Antenna up in the air, are those of our pocket devices, blown up to building scale enveloping our physical bodies as if we are strolling inside these machines.