SOMA(X)TATIC (X)CHANGE HALL
2013/14 @ArchitectuRAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL DIPLOMA UNIT 1
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Soma(X)tatic (X)change Hall
Architectural Association Diploma Unit 1
SomaX(change)tatic hall explores the idea of the next generation trading markets, taking a cue from the previous human-to-human and entirely digital(algorithmic) models of trading platforms. The cybernetic and neurologically augmented trading hall is a machine which senses and reacts (pulsating, secreting, warming up) as a human body, augmenting the (biologic) wiring of its human users(traders, investors, clients), allowing them to become cyborgs of heightened pheromonal, haptic and olfactory sensitivities. The space aims to become the dramatic “milieu” or stage bridging the events of the global metal markets, the landscapes it is affecting and trading environments worldwide which orchestrate all these events; creating a spectacle in which the spectators are also the actors and the incomprehensible trading market becomes a non-virtual reality to be lived in.