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Speaking skin: Degrees of interactivity in architectural envelopes

DecorActionSpeaking skin researched the relationship between contemporary architecture and interaction design. The aim of the work is to demonstrate how, and with what technologies, an architectural envelope could be interactive. The thesis distinguishes between three levels of activity: passive, in which the facade changes independently of the viewer; reactive, where the facade reacts to an outside stimulus, such as the weather; and interactive: a mutual exchange of information between the viewer and the facade. [More]