Radical Design: biocompatible active materials

Project Description

Radical Design consists in creating programmable and interactive objects not only inspired by ecosystems but compatible with them. Instead of using plastic or lithium batteries for example, we investigate how to algorithmically reconfigure living systems and craft reactive shape-shifting devices that can be actuated with mist, sun and eventually compost. Based on the Radical Atoms vision, we concretize it with bio-compliant materials such as leaves, paper or wood branches and techniques like organic 4D printing and parametric folding (programmable origami and kirigami).

Project Details

Project Date:

October 8, 2019