Hinged linear elements, such as rods, create an extended variety of shapes,
acting as ‘parent’ curves to lofted surfaces.
Hinged surfaces produce a series of collapsible forms and emerging spaces,
as simple as two-pieces to the complexity of origami-like patterns
Flexible surfaces, attached to some kind of kinetic infrastructure like rods,
surfaces or cables, give a variety of solutions, mimicking the expandability of an accordion.
Flexible to semi-rigid materials are stretched by a variety of
anchoring points covering wide areas in an “open-close” type of operation
Reciprocal frames (scissors)
By utilizing the basic principle of the lever, these reciprocal
kinetic frames work in a more complex scissor-like mechanism
to achieve elaborate yet reliable transformations.
Linear moving elements
Being the railroad analog, this category is based on a straightforward
technique where the path defines the movement and consequently
the change of position.
Free moving elements
Sliding freely elements are moving on wheels toward
any direction allowed.
Axial moving elements
Centrifugal movement produces motion around an axis so the basic
transformation is that of orientation.
This category describes a technique borrowed from
product design to facilitate space saving.
Kinetic Cables and Rods
The projects in this category employ a sophisticated force-distribution
technique with rigid and flexible elements altering their functional
length in relation to the forces applied on them.
The main form is achieved through compartments filled with
air comprising the load-bearing structure.
A system of air valves causes the alteration of a
variety of elements through a controllable
amount of pressure.