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Actor Galaxy / SPEECH Architectural Office

© Alexey Naroditskiy© Alexey Naroditskiy© Alexey Naroditskiy© SPEECH architectural office+ 23

  • Architects: SPEECH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  131260 Area:  131260
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015 Year:  2015

Sochi 2014: Asif Khan Greets Spectators with "Architectural Mount Rushmore"

The Olympics are in full swing and, although the "Coastal Cluster" of stadiums has attracted a considerable amount of attention, there is one installation demanding interaction from every spectator. Built at the entrance of Sochi's Olympic Park is Asif Khan Studio's "MegaFaces," a pavilion that "contorts itself to recreate 3D images of the faces of visitors relayed via digital face scans made in photo booths installed within the building."

Comprised of 11,000 actuators sitting underneath the cube's stretchy fabric membrane, the installation allows for three, eight meter tall faces to emerge from the wall at a time (the faces that emerge from the side of the pavilion are enlarged by 3500%). According to the designers, this feature of the building "has been likened to a giant pin screen and a digital, architectural Mount Rushmore."

Ice Dome Bolshoy / SIC Mostovik

© Nikita TsymbalCourtesy of SIC MostovikCourtesy of SIC Mostovik© Nikita Tsymbal+ 31

  • Architects: SIC Mostovik
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  96115
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Geoplast