Garden window. Public space for ambient intelligence. Competition entry for NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Mobile society research institute international architectural design competition 2006
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Ambient intelligence is a public garden in which capabilities appear as flowers. This garden overlays the city precisely. We are all in two places at once: the city, and the garden of ambient intelligence. Keitai is a window for observing this other space. The most mundane and overlooked corners of the city blossom furiously! Flowers can be interacted with: to make a connection, to get some information. But the keitai can also be used to spy on the flowers interacting with each other - flourishing as their connections and abilities multiply.