Alex Haw is an architect and artist operating at the intersection of design, research, art and the urban environment. He runs atmos, a collaborative experimental practice which produces a range of time-based architecture, including private houses and public buildings, texts and videos, installations and larger public commissions.
Projects include Sunlands (the transposition of real-time solar data to the waters of Canary Wharf), Hurry Up Please It’s TIME (an interactive motion-tracking bar projection), LightFall (a responsive cascade of light through the canyons of Cutty Sark’s DLR station), SpacePro (an interactive body-tracking laser installation, SeeCTV (an installation for dancing to CCTV), LightNest (a gallery pavilion generated by intersecting sightlines), BeamMobile (a kinetic mobile arts facility), Spacebook (a transparent house where you can always be naked and no one would ever know), a landscaped living room, a listed tree-house and a disappearing kitchen.
LightHive, a 3d-cctv transmutation of everyone in the Architectural Association into light, was highly commended at both the FX and Lighting Design awards; Work/Space/Ply/Time, a CNC-plywood rapid-assembly pavilion, won the Urbantine competition and toured China with British Council funding. atmos have just been selected as part of the juried exhibition at ISEA in Belfast.
Alex studied at the Bartlett, UCL, and Princeton on a Fulbright. He has taught design studios at the Architectural Association, Cambridge University and TU Vienna. He has lectured across the world and written for AAFiles, the Architect’s Journal, Blueprint, Building Design, Contemporary, and WIRED. He is currently writing a chapter on surveillance technologies for the book Conspiracy Dwellings. He starred as the lead voyeuristic psychopath in Chris Nolan’s 1st film.
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