The 'Articulate Performance' interactive pavilion is composed of lightweight materials that provide a surface for human interaction through vision, sound and touch.
The project was conceived through material processes that explored the potential of fabric as a structural tensile material. The digitally generated structure was conceived through a bespoke algorithmic process that simulated the optimal form of the structure, the form is then subdivided into pieces that were laser cut from a tensile fabric and sewn together.
The pieces were stretched on a flexible framework of GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) rods, which were anchored with concrete blocks to achieve a freestanding structure.
Animated simulations were mapped onto the structure geometry, and programmed to adhere to the confines of the structure. The structure then became an interactive spatial installation that is controlled using feedback from sound, touch and motion. Sensors were used to capture that input from visitors.
The results of the workshop were exhibited in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.