Nano Micro Macro 2016: Selected Student Projects

NanoMicroMacro 2016 focused on expanding the application space for several recently developed material systems. These technologies were developed by the Adaptive Materials Technology Platform (lead by Prof. Joanna Aizenberg) at the Wyss Center for Biologically Inspired Engineering, as well as by the Bertoldi group at Harvard SEAS.

Professor: Martin Bechthold (GSD), Joanna Aizenberg (SEAS)

Teaching Fellow: Sarah Norman


Project Name: Tune Your Space

Group: Eliza Pertigkiozoglou, Max Vanatta

The project explores the application of auxetic structures in a transformable acoustic panel, which adapts to different acoustic requirements of multipurpose spaces. After multiple experiments with such dynamic structures, a planar square grid that transforms in three dimensions (2.5D) was proposed. In the open state, the acoustic panel is absorptive and diffusive, while in the close state, it is totally reflective. The remarkable property of this system is that it transforms in a way that the boundary of the overall geometry remains constant while the depth and porosity adapt.


Project Name: Adaptive Mesh

Group: Pablo Escudero, Vivian Hanwei Li, Catty Dan Zhang

 


Project Name: Luminicent

Group: Nathan Peters, Nic Hogan, Louis J Kang

While many arthropod species demonstrate robust, lasting fluorescence under ultraviolet light, synthetic fluorescence is notoriously unstable. This structure is composed of a material that combines chitosan, a material derived from the chitin found in arthropod exoskeletons, with a fluorescent polymer found in scorpion shells. The result is a structure that emits lasting fluorescence when exposed to ultraviolet light.


Project Name: Passive Kinetic Metals

Group: Diana Yan

This project explores the inherent properties of common metals to use in the utility of a passive kinetic architectural facade that reacts to its environment without use of electricity or sensors. The building becomes dynamic, looking different day and night, summer and winter, and year to year. The dialogue between the modules being heated and cooled down creates a sense of movement across the building, a mirror of it’s environment. With a system like this, skyscraper mullions can be re-imagined as an array of solar tracking, energy generating panels, that generate energy for the occupants inside.

 

 

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Brick Geometries: 5-Axis Additive Manufacturing for Architecture
Nano Micro Macro 2016: Selected Student Projects
ALivE Project
Nano Micro Macro 2016: Selected Student Projects
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ALivE Project
Nano Micro Macro 2015: Selected Student Projects
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ALivE Project
Nano Micro Macro 2014: Selected Student Projects
Ceramic Morphologies
Cevisama
Ceramic
Ceramic Morphologies
Exploring Adaptivity
ALivE Project
Exploring Adaptivity
Interactive 3D Ceramic Printing: Sydney RobArch Workshop 2016
Ceramic, Design Robotics
Interactive 3D Ceramic Printing: Sydney RobArch Workshop 2016
Extruded Tessellation: Ceramic Tectonics
Cevisama
Ceramic
Extruded Tessellation: Ceramic Tectonics
ALivE Exhibition: Auxetic Surfaces
ALivE Project
ALivE Exhibition: Auxetic Surfaces
Ceramic Material Systems
Ceramic
Ceramic Material Systems
Protoceramics: Tile Tectonics
Cevisama
Ceramic
Protoceramics: Tile Tectonics
Ceramic Re:Visions: 2015 Cevisama
Ceramic
Ceramic Re:Visions: 2015 Cevisama
Protoceramics: Preview Cevisama 2015
Ceramic
Protoceramics: Preview Cevisama 2015
Dynamic Daylight Control System
ALivE Project
Dynamic Daylight Control System
Ceramic Shell @ Cevisama 2014
Ceramic
Ceramic Shell @ Cevisama 2014
GSD student work on ceramics in WIRED
Ceramic
GSD student work on ceramics in WIRED
ALivE Exhibition @ Invivia
ALivE Project
ALivE Exhibition @ Invivia
DRG at the 2013 Milan MADE Expo
Ceramic
DRG at the 2013 Milan MADE Expo
Form|Rule|RuleForm
Design Robotics
Form|Rule|RuleForm
Robotic Casting | Toyohashi, Japan, 2013
Ceramic, Design Robotics
Robotic Casting | Toyohashi, Japan, 2013
(Re)Thinking the Brick
Ceramic
(Re)Thinking the Brick
Public Lectures CalPoly / LBNL
ALivE Project, Design Robotics
Robotic Casting | RobArch 2012
Design Robotics
Robotic Casting | RobArch 2012
Surfacing Stone
Design Robotics
Surfacing Stone
4th Wyss Institute retreat – DRG presentation
ALivE Project
4th Wyss Institute retreat – DRG presentation
DRG Life Cycle Design Exhibition at the GSD
DRG Life Cycle Design Exhibition at the GSD
ACADIA 2012 – DRG presentations
Design Robotics
Nathan King to speak at Penn State
Design Robotics
Nathan King to speak at Penn State
Sky Garden
Ceramic
Sky Garden
Tectonics Tessellation: Ceramic Structural Surfaces
Ceramic
Tectonics Tessellation: Ceramic Structural Surfaces
CeramicsLAB student work featured in MISC article
Ceramic
CeramicsLAB student work featured in MISC article
Flowing Matter
Ceramic
Flowing Matter
Adaptive Materials now called Adaptive Living Environments (ALivE)
ALivE Project
Adaptive Materials now called Adaptive Living Environments (ALivE)
Robot Motion Controller
Design Robotics
Robot Motion Controller
RoboKline
Design Robotics
RoboKline
Metal Sky
Design Robotics
Metal Sky
Flexible Tooling
Design Robotics
Flexible Tooling
SmartGeometry 2012: Ceramics 2.0
Ceramic, Design Robotics
SmartGeometry 2012: Ceramics 2.0
3-D Printing Ceramics
Ceramic, Design Robotics
3-D Printing Ceramics
Robotic Tile Placement
Ceramic, Design Robotics
Robotic Tile Placement
CNC Symposium, Norwich University
Design Robotics
Keynote at Qualicer Conference in Castellon, Spain.
Ceramic
Ceramic LAB students featured at Cevisama 2012
Ceramic
Ceramic LAB students featured at Cevisama 2012
Ceramic Futures featured at Cevisama 2012
Ceramic
Ceramic Futures featured at Cevisama 2012
Ceramic LAB students featured at Cevisama 2012
Ceramic
Ann Arbor Municipal Center Sculpture
Design Robotics