Tuesday 09.07.13, 20:00
Doris Sung: New skin of architecture (Lectures)

What if our buildings could behave like our skin, automatically adapting to light and heat, letting inside just the right amount to produce the perfect living conditions? Artificial conditioning, and the related use of energy and huge environmental impact, would be minimised. 

Date:

09.07.13

Time:

20:00

format:

Lectures

Place:

STRELKA COURTYARD

Language:

english with russian translation

Inspired by the vision of finding a new skin for our cities, architect Doris Kim Sung applies her background in biology at Princeton University to her work as an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Southern California, experimenting with materials responsive to temperature like thermo-bimetal. One of the applications is her art installation "Bloom", a 20 feet tall breathing sculpture made with 14,000 completely unique pieces of thermo-bimetal, curling depending on the weather conditions.