Embodied Adaptive Architecture: An Overview of Research Conducted at the Mixed Reality Lab
This study focuses on the contribution that research conducted at the Mixed Reality Lab makes to the emerging space of Adaptive Architecture, conceptually, technically, and interactionally. Generally, the approach is building novel architectural prototypes and interaction mechanisms, which are then studied in the lab and in deployment. This research presents ExoBuilding as one such prototype. ExoBuilding is a room-sized, mechanically actuated fabric structure, which can respond to people’s physiological behavior, for example their respiration, their heart rate, or skin conductance. This presentation reflects on the more generalized feedback loop that is created between occupants and the adaptive building, and how we begin to see the two as interaction partners.