Really a mood board? So as part of our thesis concept development stage we were asked to think about the user and come up with a mood board. This is the board that I made at first thought. But I am going to include a series of links and images associated with the link that seem to be more a kin to what I am interested in pursuing this time around.
Lift Architects. Though the image below is of an object the reason why I am posting this is because Andrew Payne of Lift Architects and Jason Kelly of Future Cities Lab have published Firefly a tool that bridges the gap between grasshopper, arduino, the internet and well whatever you might image! The 5 Axis robotic motion controller for designers shown below is imbedded with high precision pots as sensors. These take real time input and translate the movements directly into machine code for fabrication!
My interest for thesis lies in how to use sensors and data collected from these to form designs of smarter buildings. Obviously as a designer you should also curate what comes out of it. Abstracted forms, though potentially aesthetically pleasing, should not be fetishize. Technology is a tool. We must learn how to use it to create forms with meaning, concept, and symbolism.
Moving Building Facades
Kiefer Technic Bad Gleichenberg is a dynamic facade that can be adapted to the needs and changing conditions of its users. This facade is continuously moving.
Aperture is a facade installation with interactive display modes. For project details see The Green Eyl
FLARE is a pneumatic building facade system.
Technorama by Ned Khan employs the elements as the main actuators for this seemingly living facade. I admire greatly the work of Ned Khan.
Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is contextually and functionally sensitive and way ahead of its time.
Hoberman’s Audencia Provincial though never built was designed to minimize solar gain.
4d-Pixel is a smart surface. It reacts to sounds and is a wall that moves with you. Sounds like my own little attempts at this my first year but anyway I love the work that Studio Roosegaarde is doing.
Flow 5.0 is also by Studio Roosegaard.
And then there is Spencer Finch whose work is simply subtle. His 2 hours, 2 minutes, 2 seconds (Wind at Walden Pond, March 12, 2007) is a an experiential and spatial installation where the user is brought into the artist’s experience of Walden Pond. This piece however is not a real time installation nor is it a building or wall though it might be considered a part of one.