Kinetic Facade

Crawling Skin: Kinetic Facade / Fall 2018


Collaborative Design Project, Responsive Space


Yuheng Zhu, Jiaying Wei, Shruti Shah

Personal contribution includes pre-design research, design development, prototyping, Arduino programming, final prototype module assembly.

This project proposes a modular architecture skin system that is responsive to human interaction through motion sensors. Programmed in Grasshopper and Arduino, it automatically rolls up when sensing humans approach it. The folding plate is controlled by two-step motors. The final physical prototype successfully pulls a row of four basic modules up when it detects a moving body twenty centimeters away.

Inspiration: Folding Mechanism

Studys: Origami Simulation

Installation Final Prototype