This charming Craftsman-style farmhouse in New Providence, NJ, captures the imagination with its simplicity of style. Previously a traditional Cape Cod-style, the new home has a completely different footprint and now features a double-gabled front roof and a full-width porch.
Inside, there are hints of exposed brick, striking black doors, and blacksmith-finish pendant fixtures. The interior is garnished with wooden plank wall coverings, and sunshine streams into the kitchen area and main room of the home from the many windows. Double doors open to the backyard, and upstairs, the bedrooms are finished with black doors and built-ins to contrast with the white color palette
Cork Aperture Screen (CAS) is a prototype for an adaptive cork wall screen to become automated in response to human motion. The screen prototype I designed, researched and produced in 2014 involves the generation of an automated system based on the relationship between material, form and interactive systems of control.
The point of departure is based upon research developed in the cork composites industry and my previous collaboration with cork manufacturer Amorim Cork Composites during the construction of the of the public installation Onion Pinch. The research for Cork Aperture screen is developed in two prototyping phases. Phase 1 (Parametric Interface & Physical Actuator) consisting on shape optimization connecting deformation data of a physical model to a computer model. The prototype is fabricated with a sheet of composite cork panel capable to register the degree of flexibility to pressure under the power of external electrical forces. The digital model is developed in Rhinoceros – Grasshopper parametric interface to define various forms of shape adaptation to different degrees of permeability. Finally the parametric modeling information is transmitted through an electrical output to a physical model allowing for a real-time data flow and reversible shape optimization between the parametric model and the flexibility of the cork components’. The research for the Cork Aperture Screen prototype was initially launched with the support of Division of Graduate Studies + Research, Rhode Island School of Design and the collaboration of Iok Wong (RISD March’16 and Eun-Kyoung Shin RISD MDes ’15)
Cork Aperture Screen (CAS) is a prototype for an automated screen to become adaptive and reflexive to human motion I designed and produced in 2014. I have combined research on elementary forms of paper folding geometry, material flexibility and motion sensing technology to question how the constant experience of shape memory may challenge how signs of affect and familiarity commonly associated with systems of ornamentation may become constantly actualized. The research for the Cork Aperture Screen prototype was launched with the support of Division of Graduate Studies + Research, Rhode Island School of Design and the collaboration of Iok Wong (RISD March’16 and Eun-Kyoung Shin RISD MDes ’15)