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seminar at Shenkar Colleg, Israel 2011-2015

The goal of this seminar is to develop interactive architectural partitions or spatial elements, which can dynamically change their characteristics, and can create varying levels of privacy, daylight or shading.


A "mashrabiya" is a traditional Arab element that was used as an outdooe screen, typically made from wood. It protected the domestic
privacy, yet allowed for natural ventilation, daylight and selective outside views. It often consisted of complex geometrical patterns.


In the class we developed this historic precedence further by making it responsive and dynamic- making it respond to local conditions, such as light level or proximity of people


LINKS to movie clips 
Exploring Dynamic Shading Screens

an Interactive MASHRABIA modul


Dynamic window screen

Kinetic Chair


Class blog

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