Untitled_Panorama1.jpg2am at RMIT university!!!Happy easter



Soldering time

Our SG sensor node has evolved! (19-Mar-2016)

It can see… (just barely);

It has thermal sensations when its hot element cools from the wind;

When its thermisters change resistance it can tell us how warm or cool it is;

It can tell us how much moisture the air is carrying relative to how much it could carry at that particular air temperature by measuring the change in capacitance of its single moisture sensitive capacitive receptor!!


So I wonder what happens when you link a few of these together… hmmm

Sounds a bit like what our skin is able to do (in terms of thermal measurement)

Lets make an architectural skin!! ;0


These boards were designed by Daniel for sensory Detectives, Amazing;-)






Daniel is doing a great job, look at these – so complex s0 many sensors/fans/details/design Thanks Mehrnoush 😉

Reflective design Practice based on the microclimate alteration


The logic behind of this design is “local wind speed acceleration”. Although the model still needs exterior layers ;-), the test showed interesting results as we expected. If you are interested to know more about this technique of wind acceleration through facade components, you can read our paper!!!

Breathing skins for wind modulation through morphology , Toward integrating turbulence studies within the tectonic scale for design of façade components/CAADRIA 2016-M.l



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Oh Look at these!!

Prototyping and design development

1:1 scale pavilion module (09-Mar-2016)

The second prototype module (A_001) at full pavilion scale with Rafael’s free-form plaster funnel tile!

The first (probably of many) prototype module (A_000) at full pavilion scale with sensors and fans mounted!!

1:5 scale pavilion concept model (26-Feb-2016)

After a few design iterations Chen CanHui came up with the solution! A beautiful tiling technique assembled to accentuate its cellular/organic form.

The modular system only has one distinct shape for the tile in front elevation – which makes it the perfect nest for modular facade components.

Initial prototyping phase (27-Jan-2016)

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Quick tests to discover the potentials of a modular system with fan and sensor subsystem within each module (this happened in the last week of January!)




First Meeting and lots of brain storming diverse from Minimal surfaces that suggested by Chen and Cellular wall suggested by Mehrnoush and Dome pavilion suggested by Daniel. and interesting separated zones by textile that Nancy suggested;-)







Mehrnoush design for the Modular system of the wall for localizing wind and heat through tiling system  –