Fluid Structures Adapt to Environment
By: Jeremy Gutsche -
Published: Sep 6, 2006
Updated: Jun 16 2011
• References: blog.wired
New technology may enable architects to create shape shifting buildings that can adapt to their surroundings. Wired reports, "Architects are developing shape-shifting buildings that function like living systems, altering their shape in response to changing weather conditions or to the way people use them. If successful, "Responsive structures" will monitor their internal and external environment and change form to suit any situation."
Implications - Architectural designs that incorporate environmental awareness are an excellent embrace of green initiatives. Companies that can integrate environmentally conscious designs into even the most minute elements of their product design -- like these shape-shifting buildings -- can better ensure they are accepted in the minds of green consumers.