"The Transformer project starts with a hypothesis, with a dream. Ambient technology has made our built environment responsive, sometimes intelligent. We got used to traffic streams, indoor-climate and security, which are steered by sensors and algorithms. What would happen, if these techniques would be used to steer a flexible, transformable building material? If not only windows and light, but also walls, floors and ceilings would react to users – direct and in real time?"
"If such an adapting environment becomes reality, how does the user interact with a constantly changing, adapting city? If your wall can change into a bed, a window, a bathroom – how do you tell your wall which of the three you want? If the city can adapt to different needs of social interaction or quiet privacy, how does it ask the citizens, which they prefer? How dynamic can the city react if different users have different desires?"
1.Semester of Master
Studio of Winy Maas
Assistants: Ulf Hackauf / Adrien Ravon
In Collaboration with: Elena Chestnova / Léone Kündig / Enrique Ruiz / Paula Schilliger / Vera Schmidt