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4D Printing

Mar 19, 2017No Comments

Multi-material shape change 4D Printing is a method for printing customizable smart materials that transform over time. Developed through a collaboration between MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab,

HygroSkin

Mar 05, 2017No Comments

Climate-responsive wood apertures Although most environmentally responsive technologies rely on complex mechanical assemblies of inert materials, such as mechanical louvers or sunshades, HygroSkin demonstrates the

Hyper-Matrix

Feb 12, 2017No Comments

Kinetic projection surface Hyper-Matrix is a kinetic landscape composed of walls of moving blocks. Created for the Hyundai Motor Group Exhibition Pavilion at the 2012

Chromosonic

Jan 22, 2017No Comments

Pattern-changing textile Chromosonic is a programmable electronic, color- and pattern-changing textile interface. The heat-responsive textile’s coloration changes dynamically in reaction to processed sound files, which

Flip

Jan 03, 2012No Comments

Interactive color changing light The Flip light is a fun and tactile new luminaire that changes color when it rotates. With no cords to tie

Jali Cascata Zari

Nov 29, 2011No Comments

Light refractive polymer sandwich panel Sensitile Systems’ Jali Cascata Zari panels combine the light refractive properties of their Jali series of panels—acrylic-based composites designed to

Expancel

Nov 04, 2011No Comments

Thermoplastic microspheres Unexpanded Expancel thermoplastic microspheres are small plastic particles that contain a droplet of liquid hydrocarbon. When heated, the plastic shells soften and the

Adaptive Shading

Oct 17, 2011No Comments

Customizable grid adaptive shading system For an architectural project located in a desert climate, Hoberman Associates was asked to design a roof covering for an

Metal Series

Oct 13, 2011No Comments

Static electricity-tracing surface B.lab Italia’s “Metal Series” surfaces contain liquids infused with metal particles that are trapped within resilient a polymer shell. The result is

Grow

Sep 29, 2011No Comments

Ivy-inspired solar and wind energy curtain Grow is a hybrid energy-delivery device inspired by ivy. Grow’s “leaves” are flexible organic photovoltaic panels that capture solar