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_id ecaade2017_148
id ecaade2017_148
authors Baseta, Efilena, Sollazzo, Aldo, Civetti, Laura, Velasco, Dolores and Garcia-Amorós, Jaume
year 2017
title Photoreactive wearable: A computer generated garment with embedded material knowledge - A computer generated garment with embedded material knowledge
source Fioravanti, A, Cursi, S, Elahmar, S, Gargaro, S, Loffreda, G, Novembri, G, Trento, A (eds.), ShoCK! - Sharing Computational Knowledge! - Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017, pp. 317-326
summary Driven by technology, this multidisciplinary research focuses on the implementation of a photomechanical material into a reactive wearable that aims to protect the body from the ultraviolet radiation deriving from the sun. In this framework, the wearable becomes an active, supplemental skin that not only protects the human body but also augments its functions, such as movement and respiration. The embedded knowledge enables the smart material to sense and exchange data with the environment in order to passively actuate a system that regulates the relation between the body and its surroundings in an attempt to maintain equilibrium. The design strategy is defined by 4 sequential steps: a) The definition of the technical problem, b) the analysis of the human body, c) the design of the reactive material system, as well as d) the digital simulations and the digital fabrication of the system. The aforementioned design strategies allow for accuracy as well as high performance optimization and predictability in such complex design tasks, enabling the creation of customized products, designed for individuals.
keywords smart materials; wearable technology; data driven design; reactive garment; digital fabrication; performance simulations
series eCAADe
email efilena@noumena.io
last changed 2017/09/13 13:27

_id caadria2018_333
id caadria2018_333
authors Cupkova, Dana, Byrne, Daragh and Cascaval, Dan
year 2018
title Sentient Concrete - Developing Embedded Thermal and Thermochromic Interactions for Architecture and Built Environment
source T. Fukuda, W. Huang, P. Janssen, K. Crolla, S. Alhadidi (eds.), Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference - Volume 2, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17-19 May 2018, pp. 545-554
summary Historically, architectural design focused on adaptation of built environment to serve human needs. Recently embedded computation and digital fabrication have advanced means to actuate physical infrastructure in real-time. These 'reactive spaces' have typically explored movement and media as a means to achieve reactivity and physical deformation (Chatting et al. 2017). However, here we recontextualize 'reactive' as finding new mechanisms for permanent and non-deformable everyday materials and environments. In this paper, we describe our ongoing work to create a series of complex forms - modular concrete panels - using thermal, tactile and thermochromic responses controlled by embedded networked system. We create individualized pathways to thermally actuate these surfaces and explore expressive methods to respond to the conditions around these forms - the environment, the systems that support them, their interaction and relationships to human occupants. We outline the design processes to achieve thermally adaptive concrete panels, illustrate interactive scenarios that our system enables, and discuss opportunities for new forms of interactivity within the built environment.
keywords Responsive environments; Geometrically induced thermodynamics; Ambient devices; Internet of things; Modular electronic systems
series CAADRIA
email cupkova@cmu.edu
last changed 2018/05/17 07:08

_id ecaade03_407_19_sterk
id ecaade03_407_19_sterk
authors d’Estrée Sterk, Tristan
year 2003
title Building Upon Negroponte: A Hybridized Model of Control Suitable for Responsive Architecture
source Digital Design [21th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-1-6] Graz (Austria) 17-20 September 2003, pp. 407-414
summary Responsive architecture is commonly defined as a type of architecture that has the ability to alter its form in response to changing conditions. While this description is successful in capturing the gist of the topic, it does not provide us with the more detailed understandings required to build it. The knowledge required to build a truly responsive form of architecture is substantial, an understanding of architecture, robotics, artificial intelligence and structural engineering are all beneficial. The links that are required between each knowledge base to actuate and control the responses of this type of architecture further complicate matters – suggesting potential reasons for the ambivalence of architects towards deeply exploring to the topic or extending it beyond the aesthetic application of an event-based architecture. This paper will build a model of responsive architecture that explains one possible approach to the topic, emphasizing ways to build it and control it in the process.
keywords Controlling responsive architecture, Controlling networks of response buildings
series eCAADe
type normal paper
email tsterk@artic.edu
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last changed 2017/04/10 11:09

_id acadia13_093
id acadia13_093
authors Konis, Kyle
year 2013
title Wiring to the Sky
source ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 93-100
summary As architectural design methodologies focus increasingly on the production of dynamic form, the means to actuate these forms, the input that fuels parametric processes, analytical form-generating techniques and responsive controls is of primary concern. In the virtual test beds where systems are developed, inputs are often ad-hoc, based on crude assumptions of the environment, or disconnected from the physical environment entirely.Inverting a technique originally developed to illuminate virtual objects with light captured from real (physical) environments, this project explores image-based lighting as a means of detailed environmental light sensing. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the application of High Dynamic Range (HDR) image data acquired continuously in the physical world as signal input to inform, actuate and evaluate responsive solar control and daylighting systems. As a proof of concept, a virtual hemispherical dome consisting of 145 apertures is controlled to respond in real time to continuous image-based measurements of sky luminance, seeking a defined set of daylighting and solar control objectives. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of incorporating real-world environmental data in the development of dynamic form.
keywords complex systems, image-based lighting, environmental adaptation
series ACADIA
type Normal Paper
email kskonis@gmail.com
last changed 2014/01/11 08:13

_id acadia13_421
id acadia13_421
authors Lee, Dave
year 2013
title Self-Organizing Origami Structures
source ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 421-422
summary This research investigates the use of shape memory alloy to actuate the folding of origami patterns into stable structural formations.
keywords Next Generation Technology, responsive, computation, programmable matter, origami, self-organization, kinetic
series ACADIA
type Research Poster
email dlee2@clemson.edu
last changed 2013/12/16 08:04

_id ecaade2010_214
id ecaade2010_214
authors Lemberski, David; Hemmerling, Marco
year 2010
title Mixer Modeling – An Intuitive Design Tool: Using a hardware controller to actuate parametric design software
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.453-458
wos WOS:000340629400049
summary Music and architecture share not only phenomenological similarities in relation to their characteristics - like volume, timbre, tone pitch, instrumentation vs. geometry, materiality, light ambiance or perspective - but imply as well comparability in the process of creation. The investigation of digital tools that cross borders between music and architecture was the starting point for the research project „Mixer Modeling“. Against this background the paper discusses the transformation of a musical composition controller into an intuitive design tool for the generation of architectural geometries. In the same amount that the use of a MIDI-controller increases the degrees of freedom for the simultaneous activation of various parameters the definition of geometric dependencies on the level of visual programming become more important for the resulting geometry.
keywords Intuitive design tool; Parametric design; Music and architecture; Hardware controller; MIDI; Visual programming; Human-computer interaction
series eCAADe
email david.lemberski@hs-owl.de
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ascaad2014_021
id ascaad2014_021
authors Sushant, Verma and Pradeep Devadass
year 2014
title Adaptive [skins]: Adaptation through smart systems
source Digital Crafting [7th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2014 / ISBN 978-603-90142-5-6], Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 31 March - 3 April 2014, pp. 275-289
summary The project investigates responsive building skin systems that adapt to the dynamic environmental conditions to regulate internal conditions in a habitable space over different periods of time by exhibiting a state of motion and dynamism. Passive and active building skins are developed using shape memory alloys and pneumatic actuators through investigations of smart systems that integrate smart materials and smart geometries. Nitinol springs are integrated in tensegrity systems to actuate the adaptive behaviour, which forms the passive roof system. Owing to the complexity of the multi-parametric system, genetic algorithms are developed for system optimization and calibrated with physical prototypes at varied scales. The developed systems are tested against two distinct climatic models- New Delhi and Barcelona, and evaluated for performance, based on heat and light, which are quantified as solar gain and illuminance as principles, and daylight factor for evaluation purpose. New tool-sets are developed in the process by combining various digital tools, to create a real-time feedback and memory loop system.
series ASCAAD
email sushant.verma@rat-lab.org
last changed 2016/02/15 12:09

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