Can we make adaptive, reconfigurable spaces that, with minimal external impact, can be controlled by a programmable system ? 

To keep up with the changing and constantly evolving society and pressing environmental requirements, built space around us should not only be efficient but also dynamic and responsive.  The need for kinetics in architecture is seen throughout history dating back from the medieval drawbridge through post industrial opening bridges, the 1960’s vision for movable cities to post modern kinetic facades and movable parts in structures.

The current state of the art deals with systems that can transform from one state to another or to an extent that they are interchangeable between two states. The goal of this project is for a system that can have multiple states and can transition between these states in a non linear manner.

Our project is a material system – a system that to an extent is material independent, but rather dependent on the geometry that is imposed on it.

We explored two systems: