A responsive morphing media skin

Khoo, C and Salim, F 2012, 'A responsive morphing media skin', in T. Fischer, K. De Biswas, J.J. Ham, R. Naka, W.X. Huang (ed.) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chennai, India, 25-28 April 2012, pp. 517-526.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A responsive morphing media skin
Author(s) Khoo, C
Salim, F
Year 2012
Conference name Beyond codes and pixels : CAADRIA 2012
Conference location Chennai, India
Conference dates 25-28 April 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Editor(s) T. Fischer, K. De Biswas, J.J. Ham, R. Naka, W.X. Huang
Publisher Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Place of publication Hong Kong, China
Start page 517
End page 526
Total pages 10
Abstract Existing media façades do not function as fenestration devices. They have been used mainly for visual communication and aesthetic purposes. This paper introduces a responsive morphing skin that can act as an active fenestration device as well as a media skin. We investigate new possibilities of using form-changing materials in designing responsive morphing skins that respond to environmental conditions and act as a communicative display. The design experiment that embodied this investigation, namely Blind, serves as a new layer of analogue media brise-soleil for existing space. It communicates the relationships between interior and exterior spaces visually and projects mutable imageries to the surrounding environment through sunlight. The design process of Blind simulates the responsive behaviour of the intended architectural skin by integrating physical computing and parametric design tools. This process includes the integration of soft apertures and architectural morphing skin to introduce a novel design method that enables an architectural skin to be a means of communication and fenestration. It responds to changing stimuli and intends to improve the spatial quality of existing environments through two types of transformations: morphological and patterned.
Subjects Digital and Interaction Design
Architectural Design
Keyword(s) Media façades
elasticity
responsive architecture
formchanging materials
kinetic skin
Copyright notice © 2012, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong
ISBN 9789881902634
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