wave dilfert by the principals wave dilfert by the principals
oct 23, 2012

wave dilfert by the principals

‘wave dilfert’ by the principals

the new york-based principals present their newest chapter in the exploration of kinetic architecture, ‘wave dilfert’. the space is capable of reading and comprehending the changes in light and shadow occurring within, cataloging and calculating its pulses, whether contracting or expanding in reaction. influenced by the complexities of war-torn or disaster ridden locales, the spatial installation sources information from its users, thus making it accessible through interaction.

measuring 17’x 13’x 10, the project is specifically tailored for the entrance hall of the essex street market in the lower east side of manhattan. constructed out of a wood frame and 200 hand-painted paper panels, wave dilfert’s brain and motor cortex are driven by a series of arduinos, hi-torque stepper motors, drivers, light sensors and power regulators, all combined to produce the first ever robotic space, changing its characteristics in response to how the space is being occupied.

view from opening party

view from opening party

view from opening party

view from the entrance

detail view

detail view

warm side view

cool side view

plan view

section view

elevation view

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