PBAI's 'Astrocyte' Features 3D-Printed Lights, Sensors and AI

 - Dec 27, 2017
References: editdx.org & 3dprint
'Astrocyte' is the name of one of the newest project to be shared by Philip Beesley Architect Inc. (PBAI), offering an exploration of biophilic design through an interactive structure with 3D-printed lights and artificial intelligence.

For the creation of Astrocyte, PBAI sought to explore questions such as: "how might buildings and our environments begin to know and care about us? And might they start, in very primitive ways, to become alive?"

The interactive piece of architecture was recently on display at Toronto’s EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology, featuring custom glasswork, acrylic, mylar and sensors. PBAI's Astrocyte interactive structure was created in collaboration with 4D Sound, with additional support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Ontario Arts Council.