SkinForm, a non-static project by 15 UTS Master of Architecture students, will be exhibited during the Sydney Architecture Festival on the 6th of October 2008 at Sydney Customs House.
A full scale prototype, Skinform transforms private enclosed spaces to public open spaces intelligently depending on specific situations, including environmental issues such temperature adjustments, glare control, UV protection, wind sheltering and humidity adjustments.
SkinForm uses a series of 10 air filled arches that move and react with the help of mechanical systems that are controlled through a network of sensors and intelligent programming.
"It controls and understands the needs of its visitors and the need to adapt to them. It's an experiment that combines digital technologies and architecture, creating a spatial experience that is activated by the presence of people," said Robert Slavicek, final year Master of Architecture student at UTS and SkinForm project team member.
"From theories of digital technologies to manufacturing processes, SkinForm demonstrates possibilities of a living and breathing architecture." he said.
The process was successfully documented and will shortly be available in the form of DVD and book.
SkinForm is supported by: PTW, Ricky Richards, Neil's Electrical Services, Fretwell Photography, Spray Booth Services Australia, Electus Distribution and Plastix.
For more information visit Skinform.