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'Parametric Matter': Pushing’ Updates into Materials and theImplications of Legacy and Lag

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Publication date27/10/2022
Number of pages15
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventThe Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Hybrids & Haecceities - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 27/10/202229/10/2022


ConferenceThe Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Abbreviated titleACADIA
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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This paper discusses an ongoing interdisciplinary research project that develops a design and fabrication approach termed; tunable environments. This is an explorative approach, which enables updates from a digital parametric interface to be ‘pushed' into a 2D, 18x18 cm material sample, by modulating stimuli, so multi properties can be updated/tuned at high resolutions. Our prototype explores how iterative updates can be achieved, which can be temporarily frozen in time. This opens up the idea of creating Parametric Matter/circular materials, which could reduce waste that can be attributed to typical linear processes. Additionally, highly bespoke, ‘time-based’
structures could be achieved. However new implications for design and fabrication arise based on: time-lag of materials, a legacy of interactions, resetting materials as well as challenges of determining associations and desirable material properties.