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Interactive Environments Minor TU Delft 2022

Delft University of Technology

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:

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

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

TUDelft Interactive Environments Minor Staff

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

TUDelft Science Center Staff

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


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