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Interactive ceiling structure with transformable geometries

Stravoudakis Leonidas-Marios

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Year 2018
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Leonidas-Marios Stravoudakis, "Interactive ceiling structure with transformable geometries", Diploma Work, School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2018
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People are connected with their environment throughout the kinesthetic experience resulting from the body movement in space. If space is equipped with new technologies and embedded computation systems with the ability to interact and respond to environmental changes and human needs, then a creation between human and structure is created. In this paper an interactive structure with transformable geometries is presented, which aims to the implementation in educational classrooms. The structure’s purpose is to change the spatial conditions in a defined space, depending on the environmental conditions and human activities. The transformable geometries and the movement ability of the structure allow these spatial changes, in addition with acoustics and lightning improvement. The paper is composed of three parts. In the first one the concept of interaction between human and structure is described, along with some interactive structure paradigms that inspired us throughout the design process. In the second part the final project is described, the design, the movement programming and mechanisms and the fabrication materials. In the last part, an endeavor is made to suggest ways to evolve the interactive system to a responsive one, using sensors and smart materials.

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