interactive installation, interactive architecture, cybernetics, TUdelft, Delft, interactive art, digital fabrication, responsive art, responsive installation, experiential education, pedagogy, student workshop, STEAM

Interactive Environments TU Delft 2022

Technical University Delft

Delft, NL  2022

The Interactive Environments Workshop was a week-long collaboration between the Living Architecture Systems Group (LASG) and students at TUDelft from various disciplines enrolled in the Interactive Environments Minor. Held at TUDelft Science Centre, the workshop focused on introducing students to methods used by the LASG in creating responsive environments by exploring fabrication, digital twin approaches and behaviour programming. The workshop was preceded by preparatory talks and instructional folios as well as an introductory lecture by Philip Beesley. Students were given access to LASG’s library of geometric scaffolding, actuation hardware, and behaviour programming in order to explore and apply to their own projects.

In anticipation for further collaborations with TUDelft’s Interactive Environments Minor program, the workshop culminated in the creation of Poietic Veil, a prototype testbed for communication between the TUDelft’s Connected Interaction Kit and LASG’s own behaviour programming. Poietic Veil serves as a foundation for a new protocol of intercommunication between differing languages used in the programming of responsive environments. Building on these exchanges, LASG and TUDelft envisions a future permanent testbed that will be used for ongoing research and curriculum development around responsive, sentient architecture.

More information about TUDelft’s Interactive Environments Minor can be found here: https://interactive-environments.nl/

Project Leads

  • Philip Beesley
  • Timothy Boll
  • Matt Gorbet
  • Lisa Jiang
  • Michael Lancaster

LASG Executive

Rob Gorbet
Anne Paxton
Rekha Ramachandran
Alison Thompson

LASG Design & Production

Alexandros Angelidis
Adrian Chîu
Kevan Cress
Nicolas Désilles
Sebastián González Álvarez
Isabella Ieraci
Chris Kang
Mike Nopper
Abida Rahman

TUDelft Interactive Environments Minor Students

Ada Fabrykiewicz
Benjamin van Schaik
Diana Lore De la Vega Valdés
Eli Hommes
François Andrés
Ha Yeun Kim
Ian Lin
Izzy Mico
Jafet Koeckhoven
Jeroen Heijmans
Joris Mooij
Julia Kleinwächter
Laura Arango Mejia
Laura Martinez Quesada
Leonor Falcão
Linjing Wu
Nika Umnov
Doruk Kırbeyi
Olaf Kamperman
Pablo Yániz González
Rita J. Gorriz Salanova
Sasha Kiselev
Sophie Timmerman
Stijn Gruben
Tasmin Whittle
Tieme van Wijnen
Tijmen Tonino

TUDelft Interactive Environments Minor Staff

Aadjan van der Helm
Wim Schermer
Martin Havranek
Govert Schilling
Dieter Vandoren
Justin Oosterbaan
Caspar Krijgsman
Vivian Nguyen
Nathan Douenburg
Doreen Mulder
Adriaan Bernstein

TUDelft Science Center Staff

Angela Hanna
Teun Verkerk
Jules Dudok
Michael van der Meer
Max Mahieu

4DSOUND

Poul Holleman
Joris Takken
Roman Willems

Supported by: Art on Campus, Canada Council for the Arts, Delft University of Technology, Gorbet Design Inc., Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Philip Beesley Studio Inc., University of Waterloo. This work has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under the EnTimeMent grant agreement No. 824160.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Horizon 2020 – European Commission
  • Delft University of Technology
  • University of Waterloo