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Energy-harvesting and Self-actuated Textiles in the Design of Domestic Spaces by Aurélie Mossé Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines.

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1 Energy-harvesting and Self-actuated Textiles in the Design of Domestic Spaces by Aurélie Mossé Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts │ Copenhagen │http://www.aureliemosse.com

2 Background Aurélie Mossé [oreli mose] Pr.n.,f. 1. textile designer, Fr 2. Tex. Textile designer and researcher MA Textile Futures (Central St Martins, London) (2008) Professional Degree, Fashion & Design Environment (2006) BA Surface, Material, Textile Design(ESAA Duperré, Paris) (2005) Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts │ Copenhagen │http://www.aureliemosse.com

3 [Exta]ordinary furniture – a collection of objects for domestic experience Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts │ Copenhagen │http://www.aureliemosse.com

4 PhD Tectonic Textiles – exploring the boundaries between textiles & architecture

5 PhD Tectonic Textiles – exploring the boundaries between textiles & architecture

6 PhD Tectonic Textiles – architectural textiles Textiles that operate at a building scale (Christo) – Textiles principles applied to architecture processes (Nox)

7 Slow Furl by Mette Ramsgard& Karin Bech, CITA – Lily Pad, washable Arduino board PhD Tectonic Textiles – how the design & use of smart textiles can be conceptualized, probed and implemented in an architectural context?

8 Research question: How energy-harvesting and self- actuated textiles can encourage a more sustainable home? PhD Tectonic Textiles – exploring the boundaries between textiles & architecture Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts │ Copenhagen │http://www.aureliemosse.com

9 Questioning ● the role smart textiles can play in a domestic space. ● How they can be implemented in an architectural context to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle? PhD Tectonic Textiles – Aims of the project Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts │ Copenhagen │http://www.aureliemosse.com

10 1 - Develop tangible scenarios for responsive textile architecture → investigating energy-harvesting and self-actuated surface concepts 2 - Explore the potential of light responsive materials/technologies to challenge the conventional notion of home 3 – Testing the hypothesis through the production of cases studies / probes 4 – Assess the sustainable performance of the probes 5- Proposing innovative solutions about the embedment of energy-harvesting & self- actuating textiles in a domestic context/at architectural scale PhD Tectonic Textiles – Objectives : sustainable living architecture Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts │ Copenhagen │http://www.aureliemosse.com

11 Conceptual Probe – paper simulation 1Scenario building Origin of the project – Constellation Wallpaper, an energy-storage wallpaper

12 Conceptual Probe – paper simulation 2Conceptual Probe – paper simulation 3

13 Context – Home as a territory of investigation aneta grzeszykowska & jan smaga, serie plan

14 Context – Home : when textiles meet architecture Transportable tent of Nganasan people, Siberia – Bedroom of Loos’ wife Lina, View inside a court tent in Tabriz, western Iran, 1302 “the beginning of building coincides with the beginning of textiles […] It is certain that a kind of crude weaving began with the pen, as a means of dividing the “home”, the inner life from the outer life, as a formal construct of the spatial idea. It preceded the simple wall from stone or another material” G.Semper

15 Do Ho Shu, 348 West 22nd street, Apt A, NY - Joe Berzowska, Skorpion dress – Ellis Ltd, Surgical implant – Maggie Orth Fuzzy Light Switch – BMW, Gina Light Visionary Model – Liquid Armor Context – Home: under-exploited territory for smart textiles

16 M. Coelho,Sprout 1/0 - Automated technology solutions for houses, K. D.Brandon - R. Wingfield, Buried Light Wallpaper – Interactive Institute Goteborg, Interactive Pillows Context – Smart & responsive : the future of the home?

17 “ But generally designers have not exploited the aesthetic & poetic dimensions of new materials with the same energy that engineers have exploited their functional possibilities[…] Most work in this area does not encourage poetic and cultural possibilities to converge with practical and technical ones. ” Anthony Dunne –Hertzian Tales Context – Smart & responsive home: the future of the home?

18 Context – Energy-harvesting materials, towards a more sustainable home? From Nano-architecture.net - Cochran & Wheeler Howes, Grow – Kennedy & Violin, Soft house

19 Hypothesis so far... Energy-harvesting & self-actuated materials can become the effective technologies that will encourage a more sustainable home

20 Material Matter – self-actuated materials self-actuated materials Property change materials that operate a transformation in their molecular structure under the effect of an energy input, resulting in a change of behaviour (change of color, shape, elasticity etc) Shape memory alloys – Electro-active polymer, TU Eindhoven – SMP reacting to light – M.Coelho

21 Material Matter – Energy-harvesting materials 1 PowerPlastic®, flexible PV Konarka – 2 Powertex: printing PV cells – 3 Soft house, Kennedy & Violin – 4 DSC, dye-sensitive PV cells by Dyesol & Fraunhofer Institute Energy-harvesting materials Materials with the ability to capture and store energy, among others solar power, thermal energy, wind energy, kinetic energy.

22 “design as a reflective action [Schoen 83] Rather than thinking problem solving as a process of solving predefined problems with a predefined knowledge set, design as a reflective practice is articulated as a dual mode of reflecting on action through action. As such the methods [will] includes an inherent ability to critically assess and creatively adjust the solution space of the research problem.” Mette Ramsgard – Digital Crafting Research Methodology – practice-based and design approach

23 Assumptions Hypothesis / Can photovoltaic & shape memory materials can become the effective technologies that will encourage a more sustainable home? Design Probe Concept of responsive home Material & technological Probe Concept of self-generating and energy-harvesting home Demonstrator Concept of energy – harvesting and self- actuated home Probe 1Probe 2Probe 3 Contextual Review / Framing of the project Experiments Design artefact as Conceptual ModelMaterial ProbeWorking Prototype Conclusions Thesis Define criterions for sustai- nable home/ design Metho dology dvlpt Evaluation Research Process

24 Thank you! Aurélie Mossé │PhD Fellow │CITA │ Royal Academy of Fines Arts, Architecture │ Copenhagen │ │http://www.aureliemosse.com


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