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AutoGene – Dancing Umbrellas

January 6, 2006 |

See Video A Bit slow to start but gets better as it goes on

AutoGene A Choreographed kinetic sculpture by Peter William Holden using umbrellas automated like pistons producing a charming performance to Gene Kelly Classic, ‘Singing in the … Read More

Reciprocal Space – Europrix Top Talent Award Quality Seal

December 24, 2005 |

This Years Europrix Jury has awarded 20 Europrix Top Talent Award Quality Seals to student projects from all over Europe. Heres the full list.

I’m very pleased to say that my own kinetic interactive architecture research called Reciprocal Space … Read More

Intelligent Automatic Doors

December 12, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Those Japanese have done it again. This time a door that senses the approaching shape of an object entering and opens to that shape. This new design entails strips equipped with infrared sensors that open to the approximate shape … Read More

SAILS: Self-Assembling Intelligent Lighter-Than-Air Structures

November 24, 2005 |

film for discovery channel

“The Mascarillons are the first rigid aerobots developed for the [ SAILS ] project. They are flying cubic automata able to develop collective behaviors and assemblages through swarm-intelligence protocols.”

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Interesting idea for constantly … Read More

MuscleBody – Kas Oosterhuis

November 18, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Kas Oosterhuis runs the Hyperbody Research Group at Delft. Here’s the MuscleBody Project.

The MuscleBody project consists of a fully kinetic and interactive architecture that is a full-scale prototype of an interior space. The project is an architectural body … Read More

Responsive Space – KRD

November 16, 2005 |

Exhibited at The Kelvingrove Gallery, Glasgow. KRD were commissioned for the Design Machine Exhibition. The aim was to make visitor experience the manipulation and exploration of space, without an enforce defined technique or direction.

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Clad internally with … Read More

Buckymobile : Nano-Car

November 9, 2005 | | One Comment

Following on from my Buckypaper post a kinetic application for buckminsterfullerene is being developed Researchers at Rice University. Kinetic engineering at the smallest level has led to the construction of a one-molecule car, complete with working chassis, axles, and wheels! … Read More

Bump – Remote Sensing

November 4, 2005 | | 2 Comments

In each of the two cities Linz and Budapest a foot bridge made of wooden planks are installed. If someone steps on a plank in one of the cities, an impulse released from the body weight is immediately sent … Read More

Fun Palace – Cedric Price

October 19, 2005 | | 14 Comments

CEDRIC PRICE (1934-2003) was one of the most visionary architects of the late 20th century. Although he built very little, his lateral approach to architecture and to time-based urban interventions, has ensured that his work has an enduring influence on … Read More

InterMap

October 16, 2005 | | One Comment

InterMap is a 1:1 scale model of an interactive maze. This prototype, built of hardware scraps and lumberyard detritus, is the first iteration of a childhood vision to design a human-scale navigable maze.

As the participant enters the space, … Read More

Kinetic Lighting – Front & the Interactive Institute

September 23, 2005 |

Between 20-25% of the energy consumed in UK households is used by lighting. So a light that indicates how much energy is being consumed within the home at any moment seems a particularly appropriate innovation

Stockholm-based industrial designer Front … Read More

Alsop designs ‘Kiss for Shanghai’

August 24, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Not exactly Interactive Architecture but my other passion is moving architecture so here’s some recent news from dexigner

A British based team lead by Alsop Design and Arup are to create a landmark structure to attract visitors to … Read More

Submerge Awards

July 1, 2005 | | One Comment

All the Exhibition Photos

Submerge Graduate Exhibition was a huge success for myself and my fellow MediaLab Arts Colleagues with some of the class of 2005 winning as awesome combined 75% of the awards.

I won 1st Prize … Read More

Interactive Surfaces from loop.pH

June 21, 2005 | | One Comment

loop.pH creates and develops new and reactive surfaces and objects, conducts an extensive range of research activities and collaborates with industry and multi-disciplinary groups.

loop.pH research explores electronically responsive and light emitting surfaces as a form of visual communication in … Read More

And more Rotating Spaces

June 16, 2005 |

Snail Shell System The SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM is a low cost system that enables persons to move around, change their whereabouts and live in various environments. One unit supplies space for one person. It is mobile both on land and … Read More

Reciprocal Space

April 29, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Preformed, Experienced and felt by Both Sides      My Submerge “Innovation Award” Winning Project, ‘Reciprocal Space’, a physical space that responds to the actions of it’s inhabitants creating Bio-Feedback Loops in real-time forcing the inhabitants to respond and reassess their preconceived … Read More