hedlund/ Ekenstam: Watercolours
What if architecture could respond to its surrounding? Sway in the wind or lean towards the sun on a summers’ day? This project is going one step closer to that by making a glowing, gleaming shelter that works together with the water drops that hits its surface. Water sensors give a number signal to a script, the higher the number, the larger the response. Right now this means that the pattern moves faster the more it rains.
Watercolours want to make it exciting to be in the city during bad weather by developing a tensile rain screen that changes both colour and pattern when it rains. The aim is to make the cityscape more visually intriguing by combining contextual architecture, textile design and interactivity.
This project is a collaboration between Majli af Ekenstam and Karin Hedlund.
Funded by ARQ - stiftelsen, Göteborgs Stad, Kretslopp och Vatten and in collaboration with Chalmers and Smart Textiles, University of Borås.