HygroScope: Meteorosensitive Morphology
The project explores a novel mode of responsive architecture based on the combination of material inherent behaviour and computational morphogenesis. The dimensional instability of wood in relation to moisture content is employed to construct a climate responsive architectural morphology.
Suspended within a humidity controlled glass case the model opens and closes in response to climate changes with no need for any technical equipment or energy. Mere fluctuations in relative humidity trigger the silent changes of material-innate movement. The material structure itself is the machine.
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Integrated colour and light based artwork utilising bespoke LED lights controlled by the tide and a database of digital photographs contributed by members of the public.
UK-based artist and designer INSA creates these mesmerizing living street art pieces by painting over a wall several times, photographing each stage and then assembling the stills into GIFs.