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Contact

Jul 16, 2017No Comments

Interactive surface with augmented acoustics Contact transforms any hard surface into a sound and light instrument. Developed by Felix Faire while a student in Bartlett’s Interactive Architecture Lab, the interface employs contact piezoelectric microphones and waveform

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Ball Wall

Jul 09, 2017No Comments

Light-harvesting drawing surface The Ball Wall is an interactive light surface that allows visitors to map gestures by spinning an array of low-friction balls treated with a luminescent coating and mounted on a wood and metal

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Biomimicry

Jul 02, 2017No Comments

3D printed polyamide seat With the aid of 3D printing, designer Lilian van Daal’s Biomimicry chair represents a more sustainable alternative to the conventional furniture production practices of combining a variety of dissimilar materials with toxic

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Self-Folding Paper

Jun 25, 2017No Comments

Transformable polymer composite paper Self-Folding Paper is a paper surface that transforms when heated, automatically generating intricate multidimensional structures. Labeled thermocatalytic metafolds by mechanical engineer Ata Sina, who developed the technology at the University of British

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Undergrowth

Jun 18, 2017No Comments

Mossy wood encapsulated in resin Belluno, Italy–based design firm Alcarol aims to imbue its wood furniture with visual memories of the forests from which it originates. The firm sources lumber from fallen trees in the Italian

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LightByte

Jun 11, 2017No Comments

Solar display interface LightByte is an interactive optical scrim that modulates solar illumination to create detailed light projections. Created by former MIT Media Lab scholar Sheng-Ying Pao, the solar-based interface transforms sunlight into an expressive medium

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Hex

Jun 04, 2017No Comments

Hexagonal thermoformed panels Hex thermoformed panels are fabricated from thermofoil molded to polyethylene. In conventional practice, thermofoil (a rigid plastic finish) is thermoformed to another material, such as medium density fiberboard, for cabinetry. The thermofoil finish

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Mnemosyne

May 28, 2017No Comments

Interactive LED panel system Mnemosyne is a modular interactive LED system for expansive architectural surfaces. Part of Oslo-based Nullohm’s Respondent Elements range, Mnemosyne is the latest iteration of the company’s Dobpler interfaces. Mnemosyne responds to the

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Switchable Mirror

May 21, 2017No Comments

Electrochromic mirror window Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a mirror that quickly shifts between reflective and transparent states. The switchable mirror consists of a thin layer of magnesium-titanium

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E Ink Prism

May 14, 2017No Comments

Programmable color ink tiles Buildings consist primarily of materials intended to be static and homogeneous. Meanwhile, digital interfaces are typically used episodically in interior spaces, as focal points for interactivity. However, recent developments in lighting and