Info Space

Interactive Mapping of Boston Architecture

As part of over,under’s exhibition design for the Boston Society of Architects, Info Space is an evolving architectural catalog and public interactive installation. The elements include an iPad interface, six iPad seat-stands, an interconnected video projection, and an architectural database containing more than eighty of Boston’s most significant buildings. The information includes maps, photography, and iconography developed by over,under, allowing visitors to discover interesting observations about each building and locate those sites on the larger projected map. The iPad seat-stands are inspired by Sol LeWitt and his seminal process work, Incomplete Open Cubes. A serial system was used to study the formal outcome of subtractive operations. This versioning exercise produced an array of potential forms. One was selected to be cut from butcher block-like volumes of solid ash.