Walls of Water
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 11/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
For 2008's Expo Zaragoza in Spain, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the digital technology that defines a pavilion enclosed by waterfalls. Pipes installed at the roofline will be fitted with closely spaced valves that can be programmed to display images on the liquid curtains—or shut off a portion of them when someone passes through to the exhibition area and café inside. Carlo Ratti Associati designed the 4,000-square-foot structure, which will stand right in front of a new bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects.