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Title: TOWARDS A RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURE : INTELLIGENT KINETIC RESPONSES REDEFINE THE NOTIONS OF CONTEMPORARY SPACE AND THRESHOLD
Authors: CHAN AN MEI AMANDA
Keywords: Architecture
Lim Ee Man, Joseph
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2009
Citation: CHAN AN MEI AMANDA (2009-10-24T07:46:35Z). TOWARDS A RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURE : INTELLIGENT KINETIC RESPONSES REDEFINE THE NOTIONS OF CONTEMPORARY SPACE AND THRESHOLD. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Space, structural technology and society have always been interconnected, extending beyond Modernist ideals and agenda. Yet this relationship is absent in contemporary spaces. The static and topologically dull building elements such as roofs, walls and floors that bind and define the character of the space are meaningless and are unable to react to new social patterns and cultural trends. In addition, they also perform poorly in terms of environmental sustainability, a pressing issue in today’s context of dwindling resources. The fixed building envelope is unable to play any role in mediating differences between the internal and external spaces, resulting in poor energy efficiency. The problems in the performance of space in conventional architecture can potentially be resolved with the intelligent sensing of its context and controlled movement of structure. This has the effect of altering the overall architectural form thus enhances the performance and nature of traditional architecture. This paper introduces Intelligent Kinetic System (IKS) and how it reacts to external stimuli and subsequently shapes its internal form in relation to the performance of space that is not possible with conventional building. Intelligent movement of structure allows for the reconfiguration of spaces when program and capacity changes. It is a means to resolve sustainable issues by tracking and responding to changes in exterior environment to alter the spatial qualities of interior environment, creating unprecedented spatial qualities. The new approaches to dealing with physical and contextual forces create new flexible and rigid structures that are able to move cleverly generating new plans, sections and character of space. IKS is designed by rethinking methodologies in terms of dealing with forces when dealing with different rigid and flexible materials. New strategies such as the establishment of relationships between user and building to derive with a logic for the design of interior and urban spaces. Designing IKS requires new software tools and skills, computer-controlled prototyping and manufacturing to tackle changes in methodology and strategies. This dissertation studies the spaces and performance of space created by these new techniques.
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