SAF14 - HEXTIC: UNSW CODE
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HEXTIC - A creative installation celebrating the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival ....
University of New South Wales Bachelor Students in CoDe, Australian School of Architecture + Design, led by Dr Hank Haeusler, Rebekah Araullo and Eliot Rosenberg merge digital computation with interactive technology.
The process combines the hexagon as the integral building block and LED media culminating in a structure that augments the entrance to Grasshopper Bar. In an alleyway germinating urban realities people are like water droplets that yield to form pools so do gatherings that form cultural dimensions?
Using digital fabrication, HEXTIC is designed to emulate water droplet ripples. The hexagon cells illustrate the efficiency of circle packing structures. They bond into a tight arrangement shaped to create fluid surface undulations using computational methods. Audio sensors embedded in the structure will detect synthesised sound levels and trigger rich data forming dynamic images made by LED lighting.
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