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...