Like a huge net, this neutrino detector will be built on the floor of the sea and will cover an area of several cubic kilometers. The structure will consist of long cables anchored to the sea floor with large glass spheres brimming with sensors attached to them. While consisting mostly of empty space, the really interesting thing is that because the structure lives on the bottom of the sea floor, it will be totally inaccessible to humans. Architects rarely think of what an architecture might be without humans and the few that do tend to think in a purely formal or virtual sense, creating buildings with very little in the way of program or function. Yet clearly there are programs that lack any human interaction and exists in a very actual sense, rather than virtually.
Physics, Infrastructure, Architectural_Theory