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Veriflex

Jan 26, 2008No Comments

Two-Part Shape Memory Polymer Shape-memory polymers are polymers whose qualities have been altered to give them dynamic shape-memory properties. Under thermal stimuli, shape-memory polymers exhibit

Tide Flowers

Jan 15, 2008No Comments

Tidal register As landscape artist Stacy Levy reminds us: “nature does not stop in the city.” Although most urban rivers exhibit tidal changes, which connects

SensiTile Terrazzo

Dec 20, 2007No Comments

Light reactive concrete Comprised of a light-conducting matrix embedded within a substrate, SensiTiles transport light from one surface point to another by a process called

Protrude, Flow

Dec 16, 2007No Comments

Magnetic fluid art Magnetic fluid is a black liquid that is made by dissolving ferro-magnetic micro-powder in a solvent such as oil or water. The

Digital Dawn

Nov 27, 2007No Comments

Electroluminescent window covering Designed by Rachel Wingfield, Digital Dawn is a textile that responds to environmental stimuli. Digital Dawn functions as a traditional window blind

Kinetic Glass

Nov 07, 2007No Comments

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

Aegis Hyposurface

Sep 22, 2007No Comments

Environmentally-responsive architectural surface Designed by Mark Goulthorpe of dECOi Architects, the Aegis project consists of an interactive mechanical surface that deforms in real-time based on

Temporal Light

Sep 14, 2007No Comments

Electroluminescent wall tiles Rachel Wingfield’s Temporal Light is a tiling system designed to illuminate public and private spaces. The system utilizes knitted electroluminescent wire cast

YUM!

Jul 29, 2007No Comments

Scratch-and-sniff wallpaper Developed by Alex Schweder and Dieter Janssen and manufactured by the Stinehour Press, YUM! is a scratch-and-sniff wallpaper that smells faintly of fresh

Living Surfaces

Jun 28, 2007No Comments

Liquid-infused tables, surfaces, and floor tiles With the aim of developing interactive environments, Gianfranco Barban and Gregg Brodarick of B.lab have created a series of