Living with Adaptive Architecture

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


I contributed the following two works to the exhibition: Aug-cycle (Simone Ferracina) Aug-cycle is a paradigm for dealing with household waste; a software for recycling (by digital overlay) matter; for continuing to perceive it as non-broken, or fashionable, even after the point at which we would usually throw something away. The objects (for instance, an old shoe) under the Perspex appear to be broken, dirty and unusable. Yet, on the screen of an Augmented Reality overlay, they become augmented: rejuvenated, new, repaired, even enticing (a 3D scan of the object as new, or digitally embroidered). In an architectural context, this allows speculation about how people will inhabit physical spaces the experience of which has been transformed by digital technologies, possibly in different ways for each and every one of us. Brick-o-Lamp (Simone Ferracina & Rachel Armstrong, Living Architecture Consortium) Brick-o-Lamp proposes an adaptive and responsive construction unit and luminaire that is powered by the metabolism of microorganisms and combines two types of bioreactors: a microbial fuel cell (MFC) and a photo-bioreactor, as well as a light source. The prototype constitutes the last in a series that develop living technologies as the basis for a paradigm shift in the choreography and inhabitation of architectural space in the 21st century.
Period17 May 201817 Jun 2018
Event typeExhibition
Degree of RecognitionNational