Smart Materials and Buildings

A diagram of the different components of a building with smart materials for its exterior.

The goal of the project is to use new technologies to support context-sensitive, responsive, or smart design at different scales.

The idea is to develop strategies to design and operate built structures that are optimized from a multitude of viewpoints, consume the least amount of energy and material resources while guaranteeing high performance standards. Among the technologies used are smart materials, digital fabrication, generative systems, machine learning, and optimization.