Metalic Movements is an experimental project looking at the use of biological actuators for use within architecture.

This experiment looked at chitosan in bioplastics, as it reacts to humidity.

At the end of the experiments, the tin foil was the most structurally stable material to fold when the humidity was low and was one of the flattest with 100% humidity. I found that the two black shapes caused the foil to curl around the bioplastic while retaining their internal structure, (they folded internally if the sub straight layer was a non-stiff fabric.) there for: the foil is the most suitable material for this project. And the x shape works the best. 

Further experimentation could be done on different recipes with the x shape on the foil.

Faculty: Nuria Conde Pueyo, Ricardo Mayor Luque