kinetic cerebral hut by guvenc ozel
kinetic cerebral hut by guvenc ozel kinetic cerebral hut by guvenc ozel
oct 24, 2012

kinetic cerebral hut by guvenc ozel

‘cerebral hut’ by ozel office




in order to create a space that is reactive to brain activity, guvenc ozel of ozel office and his team hacked and reprogrammed a commercially available device that can measure concentration levels and blinking, interpreted these data thresholds and wrote scripts that would translate them into motion. research on different folding patterns and geometric structures lead to the creation of an environment that can act as a vessel for movement. as a result, ‘cerebral hut’ becomes a game-space where the user controls the physical boundaries of his environment by his thoughts.

oblique view, interior panels in motion



as the user engages in activities that increases concentration levels, such as imagining movement, the environment responds real time and changes its configuration. ‘cerebral hut’ plugs into a vein of contemporary research that explores kinetic surroundings and the relationship between technology, movement and space, but it is the first of its kind that conceives a moving architecture that directly responds to human thought. consequently enough, it creates a collective architectural form, which questions the static notions of space and conclusive perceptions of design.

cerebral hut at istanbul museum of modern art


cerebral hut, exterior view, istanbul museum of modern art


interior panels in motion


exterior fabric panels in motion


exterior fabric panels in motion


oblique view


exterior fabric panels in motion


close up view of interior panels in motion


close up view of interior panels in motion



project info:


design, research: guvenc ozel, alexandr karaivanov programming, mechanical design: jona hoier, peter innerhofer installation team: guvenc ozel, alexandr karaivanov, lena krivanek, peter innerhofer administrative support: alexandra graupner, sabine peternell photography: bengt stiller special thanks to: greg lynn, gerald bast, klaus bollinger, esra kahveci, onur sönmez

istanbul design biennial october 13th – december 12th, 2012

with the aim of underlining the importance of design for production, economy, cultural interaction and quality of life, the first istanbul design biennial will be realized in 2012 by istanbul foundation for culture and arts. istanbul design biennial will be open to all disciplines of the creative industries in  major fields such as urban design, architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, new media design and fashion design, as well as their subfields.


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  • Unfortunate that there is no video of this thing, it would be cool to see it move. Does it move? How?

    James says:

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