Blog Profile / Interactive Architecture

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Blog Post Archive

Soft Bodies – Masters Brief 2015-16

We’ve just released this years brief for the Masters Students of The Interactive Architecture Lab 2015-16. Each year’s theme is intended to drive early research exploration and the development of core skills. However, the studio actively encourages students to break... Read More

‘Conscious’ Machines and Initiating Interaction

The idea of artificial intelligence refers back to the Turing Test for machine intelligence in 1950, introduced by Alan Turing in his paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’, the evaluator ask a question to the computer, the answer might be from... Read More

Lighting Softness

Title Image: infinity mirror room—- yayoi kusama Architecture can been seen as composition artificially assembled to cause effects in man, for example the shape, shadow and tones of architecture. When it comes to soft architecture, it can be translated as... Read More

Mind-built Architecture

“Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?” Clark and Chalmers put forward the question in their article “The Extended Mind” by 1998. Other than the previous answer “skin and skull”, Clark and Chalmers believe human... Read More

Is softness visible?

Image: Nobuhiro Nakanishi Soft architecture can be translated as a procedure of mediation between the physical world and the invisible space of data. Soft architecture in terms of Negroponte is investigating the new digital... Read ...

Soft architecture and Immersion experiences

For “optimal” experiences in an exhibition space, immersion experience can be considered an important element of communication between an exhibit media and visitors. I am  interested in a theory which is called ‘Flow theory’. In detail, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi(1992), an eminent... Read More

The Mental Construction of Soft Architecture

This article seeks to outline the mental construction of soft architecture and briefly illustrate why soft architecture is the architectural product of our consciousness. The purpose of a line to serve as a boundary between space, whether that be... Read More

Behavior based design

The idea of soft architecture emerges from a  need to design intelligent and living environments. Structures that are autonomous  and exhibit properties of self preservation, regeneration  and adaptation to changing ecology. Brodey’s Soft Architecture talks about the design of intelligent... Read More

Electrophysiology: In Control and Being Controlled

‘Computers will overtake humans with AI at some within the next 100 years.’ said by Stephen Hawking (2015) at the Zeitgeist conference. Artificial Intelligence may be little far away from our life at present. But another technology has been invented... Read More

Post-human Architecture

Could we believe that we actually can feel and experience emotions through the virtual reality? As Descartes phrases “When I considered that the very same thoughts which we experience when we awake may also be experienced when we are asleep,... Read More

Regarding the Soft Architecture As an Intelligent Machine

With the advent of a information age, the fusion and mutual influence between architecture and other subject, such as cybernetics and interactive technology, have been a new trend before several decades ago. According to the Soft Architecture Machine, soft architecture... Read More

Architectures of Firmness and Softness

Before discussing soft architecture, it is worthwhile to understand how architecture can be hard. Hardness immediately evokes the physical building materials which comprise the majority of the built environment. Buildings are made to withstand the elements—a quality Vitruvius called ‘firmness’1—and... Read More

An evaluation of ‘Behaviour, Purpose and Teleology’, Arturo Rosenblueth, Norbert Wiener and Julian Bigelow by A.KendallWhite

The paper ‘Behaviour, Purpose and Teleology’ seeks to define loosely that “Any change of an entity with respect to its surroundings”, can be categorised as behaviour in a system the paper then goes on to qualify the different categories of behaviour as methodologies to hone or develop goal directed or purposeful system behaviours. Show More Summary

Sound and soft architecture

Title Image: Karlheinz Stockhausen This article seeks to view the concept of soft architecture through the lens of sound. And further to establish a connection between Responsive spaces and Music through the writings of Nicholas Negroponte and Philip Beesley. What is the... Read More

Press Play – London

Workshop Tutors: William Bondin, Dr. Chris Leung, Francois Mangion, William Victor Camilleri, Vincent Huyghe, Ifigenia Lambrou We’ve just finished an intensive Interaction Design workshop – this time at the Lab’s home city, London. It’s always a pleasure teaching... Read More

Press Play: Interaction Design Workshop

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Chris and Francois in delivering an intensive two week ‘Interaction Design’ workshop at Valletta (Malta) during EASA 2015. Working with 14 young and talented architecture students from all across Europe – in 42deg.C... Read More

Evolutionary Robotic Prototype

Supported through the technological advances and the relative fields of expertise, robotics, computation and engineering; architecture is considered to be at a transition stage engaged with time and mobility. Kinetic architecture aims at the development of timely dynamically adaptable systems... Read More

Passive Dynamic Motion

In cooperation with Fang Han and Christopher Leung, the paper Passive Dynamic Motion about Interactive Architecture Lab project Passive Deployable Canopy has been published and presented at DADA 2015 digital architectural conference held in Tongji University, Shanghai on 4-5 July 2015. Abstract... Read More

Compliance: An Approach to Physical Interaction in a Kinetic Architecture

  The issue of human safety in interactions with robots was considered early in science fiction. American author Isaac Asimov (1950) introduced “The Three Laws of Robotics” in his short story “Runaround” to govern the behaviour of robots:... Read More

Notating the spatiotemporal

What might be the value of notation as choreographic method in dance? In the search for a new choreographic work, conventional notation suggests a requirement for tracing an unstable segment with a time frame onto a stable and frozen two-dimensional... Read More

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