Novel Architecture


This project is an experiment in material and scale: a life-sized pop-up book that you can open up and step into, made using only cardboard, an X-acto knife, tape, and glue. Inside the book is a kinetic mural of breathing pleated flowers. As you tug on a string of beads leading from one flower, the rest come to life, moving like puppets using a series of strings attached to motors. The mural itself is drawn using conductive fabric and copper tape, which serve as both expressive and functioning traces within the circuit. Electronic components are also openly displayed and emphasized to explain the electronic workings behind the mural.