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IDEAS Technology Director Guvenc Ozel's work Cerebral Hut is included in the 2014 SKYLINE Event held from February 13 – 22, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles.  

Guvenc Ozel (Ozel Office) – Cerebral Hut

INSTALLATION SITE #3
Palace Theater
630 Broadway
Broadway District, Downtown Los Angeles

Cerebral Hut is an interactive architectural installation that explores the relationship between architecture, movement and human thought.

We traditionally assume that the built environment, whether in the architectural or the urban scale influences our psyche. What if we can reverse that relationship? What if a kinetic architecture could establish a direct connection between the thoughts of its user and itself in order to reconfigure its physical boundaries accordingly?

Cerebral Hut is formed by a section of a truncated icosahedron built with a timber board frame and steel angle connections. The envelope comprises a stretchy fabric on the outside and a folding paper pattern on the inside. Stepper motors that activate plastic pistons are attached to tertiary timber pieces. The overall omnidirectional movement deforms the folded paper panels as well as the fabric panels, therefore transforming the interior and the exterior simultaneously.

 

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