• Adaptive Spaces

    Adaptive Spaces
    kiev UKRAINE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    KG’MG Architects (iurii KAYGORODTSEV & andrii MOGYLNYI): In the Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture (Ukraine) held an unprecedented exhibition. It was devoted to the adaptive architecture. The exhibition was initiated by the architectural studio KG’MG architects. This young organization works in the style parametricism from the very beginning of its practice.

    The whole performance consisted of three parts: exhibition, lecture and dynamic exposition demonstrating the principles of adaptive (responsive) architecture.


    This was clearly demonstrated by the exposition. The projection of a programmed 2D system on the floor of the main hall of the architectural corps of the university. Visually this system consisted of several dynamic patterns changing each other from time to time. These patterns respond to the human rather to his private space described by a meatball.

    Based on the physical formula the meatball can be described through its center. In this case the role of a center is played by a human. And the outer limit is formed in accordance to the distance to the neighbor. Thus, each pattern had an individual visual reaction.
    This exposition is the first (experimental) step in developing and translation of the idea into reality. In the architectural context the idea is divided into two stages:

    1st stage – creating the static transit space.
    2nd stage – filling the public space with an array of adaptive elements. It is them that will response to a human creating dynamically changing functional zones.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    KG’MG: We admire the possibilities that are given to us by contemporary scientific researches in developing the computerized tools, cybernetics and materials. Inspiration: Philip Beesley, Chin Koi Khoo.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    KG’MG: Watching: TEDx video, Family Guy; Listening: The XX, Awolnation, Kasabian,Celtic Twilight, Craig Armstrong, The Cinematic Orchestra.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    KG’MG: Patrik Schumacher, Daniel Widrig, Kokkugia, Emergent.

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