Project Name: Clothing Cladding
Location: Milan Fashion Week, Boston Museum of Science
Scope: Modular, wearable cladding presented at Seamless, 2009
The Clothing Cladding system was designed as a response to discourse of architecture as a kind of organism, and building envelope as skin. Rather than perpetuate the analogy we thought it interesting to make a micro/macro organization that serves as garment for both body and building. The project is also an endeavour into pattern interference, obfuscation of the interior, and social signaling. The Clothing component is a flat, developable surface that, when wrapped around a body would normally provide privacy. This component however is designed to be able to respond to the wearer's intentions to be able to open and close (through sensor pads on the fingers of the hand), creating visual apertures to allow views within. As a Cladding component, this surface can tile with other components to form a large pattern, able to enclose an entire building, The same behaviour of the garment is amplified in a Cladding as the system can open and close in response to daylighting, occupant desires, or views.
Sigurdur Orn Adalgeirsson
Analisa Russo, Ki-Moon Kim
Jung-Sook Suh, Shulei Weng