Transposed Air

Transpose is defined as, causing (two or more things) to change places with each other. The idea behind the transposed air project is to hack a physical control object that is response by remote data. By sending data through a sensor, operations in coding will specify the rpm of a fan. For which, the fan will either increase in rpm based on a range of numbers received by an air quality sensor.



Air Fountain

Daniel Wurtzel

Daniel Wurtzel created Air Fountains through use of fabrics, which float in a sequence of movements above a base.


Jonathan Chomoko


Jonathan Chomoko was commissioned for the Shadowing project, which modifies street lamps to capture and playback the recorded actions of those who walk underneath. 


Satellite Lamps

Satellite Lamps

Timo Arnall created Satellite Lamps as a project that unveils the materials of technologies created through signals captured by Global Positioning System [GPS].



A workflow diagram was imaged as a controlled simulation of the air by controlling the fan speed which is regulated by the Air quality sensor.

Workflow Diagram

Equipment used:

  • Air quality sensor
  • 12v motor
  • Mosfet
  • Simulation pad


Exposure of the air sensor to the outdoor environment will enable data to be read as either low numbers that specify for the fan to be completely off. Additionally, a larger range of numbers signal commands as the highest, that propels the full speed of the fans. The data results will be translated by a surface attached to the perforated panel, which will perform by real-time air pollution sensor data communicated to the fan system. Thus, projecting a series of visual movements articulated by the lightweight surface interfaced at the openings of the frame and triggered by air pollution data to propel the fresh air of the fans.



Diagrams of Prototype

Physical Prototype

The receiver  prototype consists of four 12V powered fans with mosfet,based on the reading from the air quality sensor the fans have been regulated.The regulated power supply helps to control the motor speed and create a simulation that helps to visualise the reading of the air quality.
Fan Assembly Interior Assembly

Mofset transistor set Fan Assembly to Frame

prototype built

Transposed Air is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the MAA01 2020/21 by Students: Rigoberto Moreno, Karthy Krishna, Pablo Mendez and Faculty: Angel Munoz, Cristian Rizzuti