Prototyping interactive nonlinear nano-to-micro scaled material properties and effects at the human scale

Jenny E. Sabin, Andrew Lucia, Giffen Ott, Simin Wang

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Abstract

The goal of the eSkin project is to explore materiality from nano to macroscales based upon an understanding of the dynamics of human cell behaviors. Immediately at hand, is the necessity to understand, speculate, test and simulate which nonlinear nano-to-micro scaled material properties are possible at the architectural scale. The synergistic, bottom-up approach across diverse disciplines, including cell-matrix biology, materials science & engineering, electrical & systems engineering, and architecture brings about a new paradigm to construct intelligent and sustainable building skins that engage users at an aesthetic level. In this paper, we present two human scale prototypes combining real-time presence detection with specialized display technology and interactive computer simulation. The prototypes probe the possible features and effects of eSkin at the scale of a building façade unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2014 - Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2014
PublisherThe Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Pages148-155
Number of pages8
Edition7
ISBN (Print)9781632662231
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2014, Part of the 2014 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2014 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2014Apr 16 2014

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
Number7
Volume46
ISSN (Print)0735-9276

Other

Other2014 Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2014, Part of the 2014 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period4/13/144/16/14

Keywords

  • Adaptive architecture
  • Interaction
  • Materials science
  • Matrix biology
  • Nano
  • Prototype
  • Scale
  • Simulation

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