Interactive lamp

Interactive lamp

Julia Africa (Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology), Gonglue Jiang (Technology), Sheryl Bassan (MArch), and Timothée Boitouzet (MArch) were asked in GSD 2324: Augmented Architecture to modify an existing light fixture to make it environmentally responsive. They drew inspiration from the Moooi Raimond light and sought to transform it using principles drawn from a Hoberman sphere. They deconstructed the

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Ball Surface

Ball Surface

We were attempting to build quadric surface by spheres, both in digital and physical. The challenges are, digitally, we have to make every balls tangent to each other and touching to their neighbors by one point; physically, we need to drill the holes on the sphere very accurately by robots and assemble them together by dowels.                                              

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Continua

Continua

Erwin Hauer has developed several classic types of architectural installation based on the continua surfaces. But his design was designed and made by hand more than fifty years ago. Our goal is to make the new continua patterns by using CAD/CAM technology from design to manufacture.                                                                              

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Bionic Humidifier

Bionic Humidifier

The traditional humidifiers display the volume of water by observing window or dial display. I translated this function into the flower blooming and fading. When the humidifier is lack of water, the digital flower fades. By watering the withered ‘flower’, the user is actually adding water to the humidifier, which fulfills emotional needs for the users.                            

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