This form-finding process concluded with the decision to develop a foldable architectural system, that of a triangulated tessellation. We pushed his pattern to new heights in applying our SMP joint system to the hexagonal nodes of the foldable and highly adaptable pattern and were successfully able to demonstrate the folding and unfolding of the system.
In our prototype the heating is applied uniformly across through a parallel circuit connected to the embedded heat wires while the actuation for the deformations has been achieved through several forces. Drones, gravity and inflatables have been tested throught our process both in simulations and physically, concluding that some tests were more succesfull than others.
Therefore, there are future developments to be made based on our research and designs, primarily that of the actuation and anchoring system and testing on a larger scale.
Director: Areti Markopoulou
In collaboration with: Ece Tankal, Ramin Sambayati