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Expanding Helicoid

Oct 15, 2010No Comments

Angulated scissor linkage Beginning as a tight cluster, the Expanding Helicoid smoothly expands to fill the spiral staircase of the science museum in which it

Self-Repairing Composites

Sep 16, 2010No Comments

Ultralight graphite polymer composites Aircraft and marine vessels are significant contributors to global warming. Airplane vapor trails release CO2 as well as other pollutants, and

Wind 3.0

Sep 06, 2010No Comments

Interactive ventilator wall Wind 3.0 is an interactive wall feature composed of hundreds of fibers which respond to a viewer’s presence based on a connection between

Helicone HC

Aug 15, 2010No Comments

Liquid crystal effect pigments Unlike commonly known inorganic-effect pigment technologies such as interference and metallics, Helicone HC is based on a purely organic polymer. It

Interactive LED Table

Jul 14, 2010No Comments

Responsive illuminated table Because We Can’s Interactive LED Table utilizes a network of 24 active and passive near-infrared optical sensors. The analog circuit design activates

Watercolors

Jun 11, 2010No Comments

High-contrast interactive flooring B-surfaces Watercolors are modular floor tiles that contain multiple fluids encapsulated between sealed polymer sheets. Like B.lab Italia’s other liquid-filled surfaces, Watercolors

Emergent Surface

Jun 04, 2010No Comments

Linear adaptive shading system Based on new technologies for adaptive building skins, Emergent Surface is a wall that continuously reconfigures itself–portions selectively disappear and reappear.

Memorial Rebirth

May 10, 2010No Comments

Atmospheric thickening Developed by Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki, Memorial Rebirth is an installation intended to “weave stories with countless bubbles.” The project consists of 50

Shutters

Apr 29, 2010No Comments

Electronically-controlled textile Shutters is a shape-changing permeable textile for environmental control and communication. It consists of a curtain composed of actuated louvers that can be

Self-Repairing Matrices

Feb 09, 2010No Comments

Self-Repairing and Sensing Matrices The fact that structural damage can go undetected in many materials means that some products are often over-engineered. However, substances that