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ShawnSims (M, 35)
Brooklyn, US
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architecture student at pratt institute
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    Speculative Architecture

    This is a recent mention on Rocketboom

    The Epithelium Studio offers a specialized design laboratory examining responsive architectural envelopes. Epithelium, a cellular boundary layer in organic physiology, will be used as an analogy defining qualities of hybrid interactive building systems. A design method based on cycles of accretion and synthesis will be used to organize the work of the term, moving from individual design explorations to collective production of a publication and gallery installation. The work focuses on four key design products: lightweight structural scaffolds, functional devices providing environmental exchanges populating the structure; kinetic mechanisms that integrate physical movement within the system, and integrated control systems employing microprocessors, sensors and actuators. These elements will be developed in pursuit of innovative responsive qualities that include basic life support functions, emotive and iconographic qualities for architecture.

    a few installation pictures...

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    josh     Mon, Dec 22, 2008  Permanent link
    Fantastic project. We will surely be seeing more interactive spaces in the years to come, so kudos for being on the forefront of it. Much of this topic was discussed during Greg Lynn's SpaceCollective course Studio Lynn Vienna.
    Morningstar     Thu, Jan 15, 2009  Permanent link
    Beautiful concept:) reminds me of a scene from the film Solaris (first original version), in which the air of the ventilator blew through paper filaments, recreating the sound of the breeze caressing the leaves of birch trees and making crew relive excerpts of evocative summers back on planet Earth...
    ...makes me imagine walking through future sensitive cities or the like, where constructs flutter to your passing or caress your skin if so you wish, like gentle ostrich feathers billowing cool freshness to one's presence, or... walking in dream woods where paths open to your passage and tweet to your ponderings...