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material in motion

This project was part of DDW 2019
Samples activated and reshaped in different ways — © re:flex

A reflex is an action that is performed without conscious thought in response to given stimuli. Re:flex is a reconfigurable, programmable material that changes its shape in response to heat.

Natural materials and structures constantly respond and adapt to changes in the environment. This makes organisms resilient to change. Yet our built environment is static, and does not morph in response to changing conditions as natural structures do.

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Re:flex sample actuating a gear (thermo actuator) — © re:flex

Re:flex sample reshaped from I-to-S form — © re:flex

Reshapable bicycle saddle made with re:flex — © re:flex

Grid sample of re:flex