Kinetic Architecture
This research work was developed with the aim of enquiring into the concepts of adaptability, transformation, and interactivity between the built space, its users and the surrounding environment to find appropriate responses to variations in spatial and functional needs, prompted by different uses and activities.

After a look into the roots of kinetic architecture and a brief survey of the state of art, it presents the prototype of a responsive kinetic structure for a multi-purpose pavilion, concluding that by the integration of existing and emergent technologies, we now have the basic means to design and implement such structures.

Master Thesis:
Kinetic Architecture - Development of a responsive structure prototype

eCAADe 2011 Publication:
When form really follows function - Developing the prototype of a responsive exhibition pavilion

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Development of the Prototype 1 with infrared proximity sensors
Components+Hard/Software: Lego Technic & Mindstorms NXT + Mindsensors + HiTechnic + NXT-G + LabVIEW
Development of the Prototype 2 with custom touch sensors and a light sensor
Components+Hard/Software: Lego Technic & Mindstorms NXT + Mindsensors + HiTechnic + NXT-G + LabVIEW
Kinetic Architecture
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Kinetic Architecture

TU Lisbon - IST, Portugal 2010 Master Thesis Project & eCAADe 2011 Publication Supervisors: José P. Duarte & Joaquim Jorge
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