MOVE is an architectural prototype and research platform to explore the relationship of body movements and movements in adaptive architecture. Using a Kinect motion sensor, MOVE tracks the gross body movements of a person and allows the flexible mapping of those to the movement of building components. In this way, a person inside MOVE can immediately explore the creation of spatial configurations around them as they are created through the body.

This can be done live, by recording body movements and replaying them and through manual choreography of building elements. Trial feedback has shaped our four-stage iterative design and development process. The video shows Tetsudo performers Hamish Elliott and Natalie Heaton exploring interaction with MOVE.

Leading to Movement-based Co-creation in Adaptive Architecture concept

Associated Publication: Schnädelbach H., Arieyanto H. (2018) Movement-Based Co-creation of Adaptive Architecture. In: Bier H. (ed.) Robotic Building. Springer Series in Adaptive Environments. Springer