Kinetic Glass

Kinetic Glass

November 7, 2007
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Morphing transparent surface

Developed by Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin, Kinetic Glass is a responsive surface that reacts to environmental conditions and changes shape via curling or opening and closing gills. The surface is thin, lightweight, and transparent with no motors or mechanical parts.

The system may be used with a variety of switches or sensors and controlled via microprocessors and complex algorithms, allowing one to perform a variety of applications. In one case, the system can detect unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide in interior spaces. Kinetic Glass “breathes” when high levels are encountered, enhancing air movement and signaling the problem to building occupants.

Contact: The Living, New York, New York, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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