Actuated Matter Workshop

The Actuated Matter Workshop forms part of a recently started research initiative – a collaboration between the Zurich University of the Arts Interaction Design (DDE), Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (DMU), and the ETH Zürich’s Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design – that explores the application of smart materials in architecture with respect to their ability to transform architecture into an “Emotive Environment”, a space that relates to its inhabitants in an emotive and responsive way. The focus is placed on the capabilities and limitations of materials themselves in generating kinetic, visual and acoustic feedback.

Floater Production Process

Floater Chaise Longue
Design: Manuel Kretzer, Mathias Bernhard
Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich