It’s funny how an introduction to a certain design, technique, fold, skill or material can lead to an obsession with (in my case) a certain origami fold pattern! Is it funny tho? Is it just what we do? Is it our way of working as designers? Do we see the potential in the simplicity of an engineered shape and explore it’s aesthetic potential!? Well, for me, if it hadn’t been for the DEAF 2012 workshop that I attended last year I don’t think I’d be so obsessed with this particular origami fold! I have several people to thank for that – Meg Grant, Anja Hertenberger, Leonie Urff, Florian Horsch and Mika Satomi.
Before I had the pleasure of meeting the talented individuals above I had started here
Then as a team we arrived here –
And since then I’ve used the same fold again and again and again! This is just one textile sample under four different conditions that appears as different colours. Still… so much more I could do with this!
A VERY quick simulation of a thermochromic colour changing textile.
They’ve only gone and done it again… Beautiful cool simple AND it interacts with you! I love what Studio Roosegaarde do, and this is no exception! Nice!
“LOTUS 7.0 is a living wall composed of smart foils that fold open in response to human behavior. Walking by LOTUS, hundreds of aluminum foils unfold themselves in an organic way; generating transparent voids between private and public.
Via LOTUS, physical walls are made immaterial, giving way to a poetic morphing of space and people.
2010-2011. Curved wall of 4 x 2 meters with hundreds of smart foils, lamps, sensors, software and other media.
Self-commissioned by Studio Roosegaarde.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers which fold open in response to human behavior. Deep inside the 17th-century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille LOTUS DOME creates an interactive play of light and shadow.
As a futuristic vision on the Renaissance LOTUS DOME merges elements of architecture and nature into an interactive environment.
Commissioned by the City of Lille for Lille3000 FANTASTIC exhibition curated by Caroline David.”
You can go here to see it http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/lotus-dome/
Designing is fun
Technology is fun
Making is fun
Experimenting is fun
Have a look – everything is explained! SO COOL!!!