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  • 2013
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  • Interactive Prototype
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  • Prototype, Arduino, Interactive Module
  • Eldin Fajkovic, Thijs Ijperlaan, Ilham Lakhal, Berend Raaphorst

Could architecture move, by itself? Could it, perhaps, regulate the amount of light it lets through? These are the questions which lead to the design of the Iris Module, a stackable, modular building-block, forming the skin of a building, which regulates the amount of light that enters it.

The Iris module is a concept for a modular building-block, which is the result of a one-week workshop prototyping during Hyperbody Msc1. The shutter-mechanism, which is often refered to the iris of the camera, is implemented in a hexagonal body, which makes modular-stacking an interesting possibilty. Stacking hexagonal modules, whilst in control over the shape created, makes this concept a real one-building-one-detail design. While the prototype is being made on the shutter-movement, depended on the light being picked up by the sensor, it can also be implemented in various other modules, which may be stacked in the same way. This results in a system which can be used to build body's containing various and diverse programmes and optimizing them static and real-time to their environment to behave interactivly.