Could buildings Morph to optimum spatial efficiency
image from trans_PORTs 2001 Kas Oosterhuis
With the ideas going on at Game Set Match II in interactive adaptive architecture an interesting bit of news has come from the MIT .
MIT engineers report they may have found a way for structures and materials to morph from one shape into another. The discovery could lead to an airplane that morphs on demand from the shape that is most energy efficient to another better suited to agility, or to a boat whose hull changes shape to allow more efficient movement in choppy, calm or shallow waters. The question is, could a building do the same?