Hylozoic Soil - Prototype and Installation
www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com/sculptures/sculptures.html Hylozoic Soil offers patterns of motion by mechanical components that respond to occupants' movement within the environment. The microprocessor-controlled system includes Arduino hardware extended by new control boards, shape-memory alloy actuators and space sensors arranged in a distributed interactive system. Lightweight lattice and geodesic organizations form a structural core, employing digitally fabricated lightweight scaffolds that house distributed networks of sensors and actuators. The structures are designed at multiple scales including custom components, intermediate tessellations composed of component arrays, and general structural systems.