Responsive architecture – Augmenting structures with sensors and Arduino

In the chase for the optimal living environment architects are rejecting the rigid forms of the past and are designing the adaptable buildings in order to better suit the needs of the occupants and adapt to ever changing environment we live in. In this workshop we are going to make such adaptive structure in form of an installation. Participants are going to go through steps of designing the structure and elements and their preparation for fabrication. Alongside the design workshop will focus on writing the Arduino code necessary for controlling the sensors and the structure. The result of the workshop will be the installation assembled and tested by the participants.

Author’s biography: Zoran and Aleksandar are co-founders of Delta Arh Lab which is an interdisciplinary design studio that bases its practice on the application of parametric and generative design, 3D printing fabrication and automation.
Aleksandar Krnjaić has 5 years experience in digital and parametric design working on numerous academic, personal and commercial projects. His research focuses on parametric design of the light controlling elements and implementation of 3D printing in architecture. He has been a part of numerous academic workshops in the field of parametric and generative design and implementation of blockchain technology in architecture.
Zoran Otrupčak is an architectural engineer from Novi Sad. He is one of the co-founders of the independent youth culture centre “Dom B612” and the festival of architecture “Oktobarh”. His main areas of research at Delta Arh Lab are the implementation of 3D printing and IoT in architecture.

Workshop duration: 6 hours

Number of participants: 5

Requirements: Participants should bring their laptops with installed Rhinoceros 3D and Visual Studio Code with PlatformIO IDE.