November 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM
"Most of the technology in architecture is about activating environments, plugging into the digital world, and working away from the screen into physical space."
—Mark Foster Gage
W Hotels and Intel asked cutting-edge architects Mark Foster Gage and Marc Clemenceau Bailly of Gage / Clemenceau Architects to design installations for W Hotels Living Rooms as a part of The Ultrabook™ Experience, a series of collaborations between Intel and forward-thinking partners all over the world. This laser cut aluminum structure resembles both biological and crystalline environments, like caves or beehives. And the interactive element nods to a future when technology and environmental design overlap in increasingly engaging ways.
Each Aqueous Mass installation will house three Ultrabooks™ that visitors to W Hotels can use. Swipe your hand across the touch screen of one of the new lines of Ultrabooks and not only can you learn more about the Four Stories short film series and competition, but you'll experience your environment responding in colorful, rippling LED lights.
Aqueous Mass imagines a future when architectural technology resembles the technology already at hand with our devices. Check out the pictures of the first Aqueous Mass from the Living Room of W Singapore - Sentosa Cove.