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Foamation

Theodore Spyropoulos Studio
Assistants: Shajay Bhooshan, Mostafa El-Sayed

Students
Elina Pattichi (Cyprus)
Brendon Carlin (USA)
Afra Farry (USA)
Kyle Chou (USA /Taiwan)

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Foamation’s research focuses on developing a proto-system materialized through a time-dependent deployment of a soft system actuated by latex and foam. The research also explores the enabling of material organization for architecture and urbanism through self-recognition; geometrical and behavioral rule sets and data-responsive agency. To explore specificity, a post-earthquake scenario was introduced at a later phase in the development. The scenario functions as a realm of operation to spawn one adaptation of the system to a specific and demanding situation. The emphasis of the proto-system is to create adaptability, intelligence and behaviors that address issues of inhabitation. In the specific scenario, the focus of the system is to create stabilization, shelter and scaffolding for the city’s reconstruction post-earthquake.