Expressing and Sensing the Hybrid Materiality: Voluminous Interactive Architectural Substance
Paper i proceeding, 2019
In this architectural research exploration, we challenge the notion of an interactive architectural surface as a single-layered, two-dimensional interaction interface. Instead, we propose the notion of an Interactive Voluminous Substance, which moves the interaction experience into four dimensions, shifting it from far-field, proximity-based interaction to a near-field, tactile one. We present four features of architectural expression that could potentially sustain the embodiment of this Substance: spatial positioning, geometry, expression, hybrid material composition and interaction design. If the future architectural interiors and exteriors are made from the Voluminous Architectural Substance, how would it be to dwell with it? We propose two physical prototypes and two interaction stories as speculative objects probing this question.
Voluminous architectural substance
Interface design prototyping
Interactive and responsive architecture
Applied computing in arts and humanities