Composition for installation by Philip Beesley’s Living Architecture Systems Group
- In collaboration with 4DSOUND

‘’Astrocyte is an aerial scaffold interwoven with artificial intelligence incubating future hybrid growth of thousands of protocells.’’

Using a wide range of digital fabrication techniques and materials, the interdisciplinary group Living Architecture Systems presents a new testbed for the future of architecture.
Bringing together artists, designers, scientists and engineers, the Living Architecture Systems group pushes the boundaries of traditional architecture through the use of state of the art technologies.

The structure is suspended within a massive space at the topmost level of Toronto's Unilever factory building. The interactive sculpture uses a hovering interlinked skeleton structure that supports distributed interactive controls, an immersive network of distributed sound, and masses of kinetic pores, lights, and vessels. Researchers from Waterloo's Living Architecture Systems group are collaborating with Salvador Breed and 4DSOUND for this project.

Spatialized sound immerses the audience into a multidimensional experience: the installation space can also be explored through acoustic perception. Through interactive systems and the behaviour they elicit, the team tests the audience’s relationships with the work. Multiple iterations of these installation test-beds aim to demonstrate how to create environments that can feel and think with us, empathically, with the goal of enriching our interactions not only with each other but with the spaces we inhabit.

Images by Philip Beesley and Alex Willms

28 September - 8 October
EDIT - Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology, Toronto

Links and press:

Designboom -  Astrocyte says a lot about listening 
This Is Collosal - Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, and Interactivity to Create “Living” Architecture Living Architecture Systems Group
Philip Beesley Architect Inc.