This video presents the design, fabrication, and programing of a modular, responsive surface. The surface “shape-shifts” in response to the surrounding social conditions aiming at optimizing spatial interactions and improving the occupant experience within the architectural space.
The video is part of study that aims to develop a Dynamic Modular Tessellation (DMT), which can be used as a repetitive building block to construct the building skin system. The design of the modular unit employs “minimum inventory/maximum diversity” strategies to cover various regular and irregular tessellations. Additionally, the paper discusses possible interaction modes of the structure including: preconfigured interactions, responsive interactions, and predictive interactions.