Case Studies

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Artists, designers, architects and engineers work together as interdisciplinary and collaborative teams in order to accomplish innovative yet challenging projects that implement kinetic materials and user experiences. Outstanding projects have been selected from different fields including product design, arts, architecture, fashion design, and exhibit design. Most of these projects have been materialized in the last two decades although some projects go back as early as 1986. These case studies aim to provide certain details about the design process, material selection, technical difficulties and how they were solved, integration of kinetic materials or components, as well as aesthetic or artistic concerns. The particular role of kinetic materials in these projects are also discussed.

Supplementary material

Nendo - Hanabi, 2006 (mp4 2.67 MB)

Skorpions Pioneering Kinetic Couture! (mp4 2.12 MB)

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Skorpions (Siggraph video) (mp4 5.45 MB)

Shape Memory Textile Jacket (mp4 2.20 MB)

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Self-assembling furniture ‘grows like popcorn’ (mp4 10.6 MB)

Incertitudes: sound activated clothing by ying gao (mp4 3.36 MB)

Caress of the Gaze (mp4 3.25 MB)

Reef - A Responsive Architectural Installation Rob Ley (Urbana) & Joshua G. Stein (Radical Craft) (mp4 8.01 MB)

LOTUS by Daan Roosegaarde - Interactive wall [OFFICIAL MOVIE] (mp4 4.55 MB)

LOTUS DOME by Daan Roosegaarde - Turns House Of God Into A “Techno-Church” [OFFICIAL MOVIE] (mp4 2.87 MB)

Philip Beesley: Hylozoic Ground (mp4 25.1 MB)

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Hylozoic Ground 2011 (mp4 15.0 MB)

Smarter Buildings: USC Architect Doris Sung (mp4 10.1 MB)

Homeostatic Facade System (mp4 6.80 MB)

Meteorosensitive Pavilion by Achim Menges (mp4 7.97 MB)

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Water-Reacting Architectural Surface (mp4 1.66 MB)

Blob Motility - A Rheologic Interface (mp4 4.54 MB)

Blob Manipulation - Interaction with Programmable Blob (mp4 7.48 MB)

ShapeShift (mp4 10.8 MB)

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Bing Bang 2010 Etienne Krähenbühl (mp4 9.73 MB)

Krahenbuhl (mp4 2.64 MB)

Ferrolic - Arq y Design (mp4 2.75 MB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Designİzmir University of EconomicsİzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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