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StickyRice

Alisa Andrasek Studio

Students
Patrick Farley (USA)
Yuchao Jiang (China)
Atta Pornsumalee (Thailand)
Mi Shuyang (China)

Project
Mille_Feuille

StickyRice investigates emergent forms created by particle systems. Through looking at particle systems under a microscope, it is evident that it is the friction between particles that allows systems to take their shapes. Mille-Feuille – in French: “a thousand sheets” – is a project which explores the development of a friction joint created by simply overlapping sheets of material. The aim is to create a novel building system based on the aggregation of these joints resulting in emergent adaptive formations based on vector fields emanating from constituent building blocks. This system is capable of adapting to its environment by multi-agent driven distribution of friction vectors as well as the modulation of pinching fasteners which exist within the local module. The pinching fasteners can expand and contract locally within the module, resulting in changes in neighborhood conditions. Additionally, extreme layering within a system opens up opportunities for high-resolution articulation of the built fabric.