Biothing

Repository of Computation Design
Bifid

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Interactive ceiling prototype New Museum NY 2005/product currently in production development for ceiling system with Arktura Interiors.
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  • Alisa Andrasek _ principal designer
  • Design+Computation: Andrea Flamenco / Tobias Schwinn / Roland Snooks

Interactive Lighting: Michael Luck Schneider Fabrication of Bifid courtesy of MB Wellington Studio, creators of Lightblocks®. Material donation courtesy of Eastman Chemical Company. In Bifid the differential behavior of the material system is a composite of: algorithmically derived intersection points between the components (wave interference pattern) / constraints of the numerically controlled fabrication method /material properties of the polycarbonate material (proportion of stiffness and elasticity). Pulsing lighting patterns were programmed based on the same mathematics of wave interference applied to geometry of the ceiling. Unfolding fabrication drawings is scripted into design process such that any number of different fields designed through the bifid interface are already constrained by the data coming from the fabrication process and therefore it’s possible to produce infinite number of variation without increasing the cost of production. 

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