Kinetic and adaptive assemblies can play an important role in future resilient and sustainable architecture. In the projects below, students investigate strategies for transformative designs.
Variations on Theo Jansen’s Kinetic Art (2010)
Project by Norbert Chang, Xiong Chen, and Timothy Man, NJIT (2010)
Variations on Theo Kansen’s walking mechanism.
Studies to understand kinetic behavior of sculptures
Re-formulations and testing in digital parametric environment (Grasshopper)
Model replicating Theo Jansen’s walking sculpture mechanism
Developing and testing variations of Theo Jansen’s walking mechanism for new types of movements.
Using the kit-of-parts to generate variation and test for their feasibility.
Kinetic components created with the kit-of-parts
Kinetic component developed using the kit-of-parts
Adaptive Aperatures (2010)
Project by Elvira Hoxha, Michael Middleton, and Travis Stracquadanio, NJIT (2010)
Kinetic panel and its functionalities
Parametric studies of apertures using Grasshopper plugin for Rhino. This allowed for better understanding of constraints and possible solutions/arrangements.
Physical versus digital testing
Extending 2-dimensional geometry into 3-dimensional kinetic form.
Final panel designs
Kinetic Canopy (2010)
Project by Parina Patel and Carmen Valez, NJIT (2010)
Kinetic canopy actuated with the servo and microcontroller
Canopy parts before assembly
Kinetic variations of the final canopy
Developing an alternative version of the canopy
Assembling the canopy model