Structured Creature 2008

Yosuke Ushigome

Source: the artist

Source: the artist

“Structured creature” is a prototype for an architectural element of the future. It interacts with its surroundings and the inhabitants of those surroundings. Its organic movement is generated by a “tensegrity” structure, in which fixed elements and ties form equilibrium between tension and compression (like roofs over a stadium). Additionally artificial muscles are used: a “shape memory” alloy “remembers” its shape and, after being deformed, can be returned to that shape when heat is applied to the alloy.

Yosuke Ushigome, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yasuhiro Suzuki and Michitaka Hirose. This artwork is partly supported by JST CREST “Technology to Create Digital Public Art” project.

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