©2019 by Kai Zhang

KINETIC ARCHITECTURE

In our process of exploring the interactive nature and numerous possibilities of responsive architecture, multiple elements in the feedback and control loop such as data collection, real-time sensing and promptness of systematic reaction are takin into consideration. We created a scenario in an innovative modern music hall, where the entire ceiling is constructed with the kinetic system we designed for the ultimate multi-layered experience of sounds, lights and human interaction. In the early stages of the design, we settled on using hexagon as our base geometry for the system, for the aggregation of each individual unit can occur in every direcition and, if carefully thought through, every dimension to infinity. Each unit will be a hexagon shape with a equilateral triangle main structure, and three facades rotating around the structure. The rotation of facades creates variations in sizes of openings, volumn of space it holds and accoustic quality of the resulting gemetry. We imagine the music hall to have no designated seating area for musicians and audience, but rather, the sound of music is coming through or bounced back with carefully calculation for the optimal audio experience. Real time feedback of where people are in the space will also be taken to stimulate different openings on the ceiling to allow lights to come in.