Video: phototropia / materiability

Phototropia is part of an ongoing series on the application of smart materials in an architectural context and was realized in April 2012 by the Master of Advanced Studies class at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD). The project combines self-made electro-active polymers, screen-printed electroluminescent displays, eco-friendly bioplastics and thin-film dye-sensitized solar cells into an autonomous installation that produces its required energy from sunlight and – when charged – responds to user presence through moving and illuminating elements.

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Reference: CAAD, materiability, responsive design

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: phototropia / materiability" 17 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>