Replacing Displacement

Semester: Fall 2011

The current construction process of an architectural element requires that its inhabitants be displaced from the site, creating prolonged moments of urbanistically detrimental dead space. Contrary to the conventional construction methodology, this machine creates a canopy based on people’s activities below. The more vibrant the activities underneath the machine, the greater the results. Using a webcam and servos to drive a hot glue extruder, the machine is careful to avoid depositing directly on participants; however, high volumes of noise and movement incites the machine to not only deposit material, but to also physically pulse and glow.

Thanks: Prof. Kris Mun, Jessica Leung, Christina Hwang, Chongil Jeon