Akbar Ali Khan (Pakistan),
Saman Dadgostar (Iran),
Felipe Sepulveda Rojas (Chile),
Sofia Miranta Papageorgiou (Greece)
The core of our research is the development of a formation system that will allow for the autonomous and self-regulated deposition of material through chemically-driven interactions. By focusing primarily on material behaviour observed within a range of environments and experimental setups, we propose a control system that exploits inherent qualities of phase-changing materials through techniques abstracted from natural phenomena - specifically, perspiration. Perspiration is being looked at as a mechanism for deposition of material and for self-regulation. Used as a means to bind, fuse and weave material, we aim to develop this to create structures of an architectural scale. While perspiratory mechanisms are deployed as a means of control on a local scale, global scale patterns are observed and then optimised to exhibit qualities of coherent and computable path logics, in addition to geometric organisations that are a result of local interactions.