WIT Press


Stemxel: Interactive structure for adaptive design



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V5-N4-574-582

Volume

Volume 5 (2017), Issue 4

Pages

8

Page Range

574 - 582

Author(s)

PIER ALESSIO RIZZARDI, BASAK SAKCAK, HANKUN ZHANG, EDOARDO GIANCOLA, MARTIN HUBA & ALEJANDRO REY YAMHURE

Abstract

StemXel is a response to the need of continuous change of functions in interior design and architecture. It can be converted into mutable forms with the use of a permanent material without any waste and provide physical change with seamless work. The structure is flexible to turn a simple single space into an adaptable environment that can be used for multiple programs at multiple instances. The structure is designed to be implemented as a furniture, for housing, commercial activities and for spaces that are undergoing a constant change. StemXel responds to different inputs, digital or analogic, in order to create a fast and fluid physical change. Its flexibility allows the possibility to absorb digital informa- tion, meanwhile reflecting it in a tangible form. It is a structure that goes beyond two-dimension, yet involves the totality of a defined volume. Intelligent interaction between users and space is one of the major characteristics to be exploited in future design development.

Keywords

furniture, interaction, programmability.