Moon Light – Interactive installation
Topotheque Design Office in collaboration with James Bianchi and Mohamed Bensasi created an interactive light installation for a series of music events organised in Downtown LA by Moony Habits music collective.
Inspired by the collective's main theme, which revolves around the moon, we designed, fabricated and programmed a minimal light installation which responds to sound intensity and rhythm. The light intensity and colour is continuously fluctuating based on sound therefore giving a special ambience on each show. The installation is made out of white acrylic and the light source is a LED strip controlled via arduino board and sound sensors in the space
Form Finding workshop at Texas A&M University
Evangelos from Topotheque was invited at the Texas A&M University/ College of Architecture to teach a workshop on computational form finding and digital fabrication.
The 5 day workshop was part of a 1st year design studio led by prof. Alireza Borhani Haghighi and included both tutorials on computational tools (Grasshopper, Processing) as well as the digital fabrication and assembly of a structure designed with a proposed design workflow. A number of ten students participated and were introduced in a design workflow that includes: a) form-finding using computational tools and b) performance based analysis using analytical solvers c) digital fabrication of a shell structure in 1:1 scale. The workshop focused on a traditional building system, that of reciprocal frames and cheap construction materials such as paper tubes.
Students explored different design alternatives and evaluated them based on their performance (environmental and structural). A design was selected for fabrication and a structure comprising of 275 paper tubes and 3d printed joints was installed at 4th floot of the school of Architecture at the E. Langford Building.