Showing posts with label Roy Zvulun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roy Zvulun. Show all posts


Mandir to the art of time

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, Verse 1.

Music has three dimensions: time, pitch and rhythm. My mandir dedicated to the creation of Johann Sebastian Bach, for his control of all the three dimensions of music.
Like in the army the translation of the creation of Bach composed from three parts.
Part 1- look on the the note (I chose the Toccata in d minor):

Part 2- translation the Toccata to a visual language(made by Stephen Malinowski)

the fragment that i chose 

Part 3- transfer the Toccata from two dimensions to three dimensions and to the "real" world. 

"the mandir in "laboratory conditions

Causality- now, in the mandir, the sun determines the duration of the sound and the pith, the shadow represents the time- and the shadow is always changing. The music changing.
"All component things are subject to change, strive on with diligence" Budaa.

Sun-Earth, Holy Land, Holy City - Mandir
*There is only one second in a year that the sun can "play" the Toccata as Bach wrote it.


Is there a spontaneous Technology?

let's look on the meaning of the word spontaneous- (from Oxford dictionary)-
performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.

and now the meaning of  technology - 
noun (plural technologies)
[mass noun]
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.

From those definitions I conclud that the word "spontaneous" is not the right word, becuse to "do" technology we need to plan, to use some kowledge and spontaneous is work from the instinct.
Therefore I call those technolgy- Improvised technolgy.

How can we identify improvised technolgy?

1. Specific need (utilities- Utilitas)
2. Imported material or object-Due a lack of resources or time (stability- firmitas)
3. Damage to the wholeness- damage the wholeness of the central object's shape (beauty- Venustas)


Thatch- *need- shelter from the rain.* Material- stone from the sidewalk, ropes, sticks and nylon.

Hot fish- *need-home to the fish. * material-kettle, fish, stones.

 Follow the flow-*need- adjust the flow * material-leaf.

Opuntia ficus-indica-*need- prevent climbing over the wall * material- fragments of glass bottle , concrete.


Bamboo Forest by Unistar

First site sketches with Massala team

From right to left, top to bottom:
Planning and marking, digging, foundation belt, planting the bamboos, raising the roof,  adding bamboo sits, purring concrete, adding shades and sand to the platform, used by the kids. 

Original oil can grid, with maximum bamboo option
From grid to random - HD link


The cow is a natural habitant in the Indian city, unlike other cities, around the world. It moves in the urban space by the laws of wilderness logic.The cow in India is the symbol of the earth and the holy mother of the land.


Some process photos - Unistar team

Marking the construction lines on the ground.

Digging and laying the foundations.

Preparing the oil cans grid.

Covering the bamboos with tar.

Filling the oil cans with an inner grid of plastic bottles in order to use less concrete.

Arranging the oil cans, putting the concrete inside while braking bricks for a brick-bed.