Grant for HORTUS BIONICA

How can we design sustainable buildings that really move us? Studio Samira Boon develops the Hortus Bionica species: the inhabitants of the studio’s vision for an adaptive future architecture that interacts with its users and environmental factors.

The resulting species, organic 3D textile installations, are able to react to stimuli and change shape in an automated way though sensor technology. This garden of robotic textile creatures resemble nature in architectural setting and carry out a number of smart functions, including climate and UV control, to react to changing circumstances and improve our habitat.

The research is an interdisciplinary collaboration with Sensor Lab. We applied with our proposal to the Creative Industries Fund NL and received funding to start the project.

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