The life of a building

N Building from Alexander Reeder on Vimeo.

With several MBers currently in Tokyo, we thought to suggest checking out this “living” building. The makers of N Building say, “Being a commercial building signs or billboards are typically attached to its facade which we feel undermines the structures’ identity. As a solution we thought to use a QR Code as the facade itself. By reading the QR Code with your mobile device you will be taken to a site which includes up to date shop information. In this manner we envision a cityscape unhindered by ubiquitous signage and also an improvement to the quality and accuracy of the information itself”. This project brings a whole new dimension to the architectural belief in the “life” of a building. This way, people are able to interact with the structure before they’ve even stepped in the door.

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