Embedded Movement  was created as part of the 'Digital Manufacturing' workshop run in the autumn/winter semester 2017 at  CITAstudio  in collaboration with  Architecture for Extreme Environments . The workshop involved exploring adaptive architectural structures using the wax piston. A wax piston is a linear actuator which uses heat to move a mechanical part because of the phase-change properties of wax. We were tasked with creating adaptive facade elements which were to be actuated by this mechanic. We chose to use the formal qualities of origami to create an impermeable structure which when it is cold outside would remain flat and protect from rain and wind but still let light through. However, when it gets warm outside would create a structured canopy to provide shading from the sun.

embedded movement

  Embedded Movement  was created as part of the 'Digital Manufacturing' workshop run in the autumn/winter semester 2017 at  CITAstudio  in collaboration with  Architecture for Extreme Environments . The workshop involved exploring adaptive architectural structures using the wax piston. A wax piston is a linear actuator which uses heat to move a mechanical part because of the phase-change properties of wax. We were tasked with creating adaptive facade elements which were to be actuated by this mechanic. We chose to use the formal qualities of origami to create an impermeable structure which when it is cold outside would remain flat and protect from rain and wind but still let light through. However, when it gets warm outside would create a structured canopy to provide shading from the sun.

Embedded Movement was created as part of the 'Digital Manufacturing' workshop run in the autumn/winter semester 2017 at CITAstudio in collaboration with Architecture for Extreme Environments. The workshop involved exploring adaptive architectural structures using the wax piston. A wax piston is a linear actuator which uses heat to move a mechanical part because of the phase-change properties of wax. We were tasked with creating adaptive facade elements which were to be actuated by this mechanic. We chose to use the formal qualities of origami to create an impermeable structure which when it is cold outside would remain flat and protect from rain and wind but still let light through. However, when it gets warm outside would create a structured canopy to provide shading from the sun.

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A collaboration with Louis-Christophe Bigras, Mike Field, Cecilie Gry Jacobsen, Jens Lee, Chao-Yuan Liang and Lin Zheng

A collaboration with Louis-Christophe Bigras, Mike Field, Cecilie Gry Jacobsen, Jens Lee, Chao-Yuan Liang and Lin Zheng