formo is a configuration of matter that enables objects to change shape

 

 

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What form should follow?

function, context, emotion and many other variables.

 

These variables change over time,

 

 what if form could change  and truly follow them?

formo is a configuration of matter that enables objects to change shape.

 

 

What should form follow? This question is omnipresent in Design. Form should follow  function, context, emotion and many other variables. These variables change over time, however, so what if form could change as well and truly follow them?

Inspired by the adaptivity of cells, formo was developed through an experimental process involving several stages of prototyping, parametric calculation and computer-aided simulation. As a result the structure can alter it’s shape in every dimension and yet remains stiff and usable.

This is achieved with small modules based on the principles of tensegrity. Combining these modules forms a surface-like structure that can change its curvature.

formo can be applied at different scales and with different methods of actuation. Possible applications are medical implants or prostheses, adaptable seating structures in cars and adaptive architecture that changes volume and shape to increase energy efficiency and usability.

 

info@formo.info

function, context, emotion and many other variables.

 

These variables change over time,

 

 what if form could change  and truly follow them?

 

Inspired by the adaptivity of cells, formo was developed through an experimental process involving several stages of prototyping, parametric calculation and computer-aided simulation. As a result the structure can alter it’s shape in every dimension and yet remains stiff and usable.

 

formo can be applied at different scales and with different methods of actuation.

formo can be applied at different scales and with different methods of actuation. Possible applications are medical implants or prostheses, adaptable seating structures in cars and adaptive architecture that changes volume and shape to increase energy efficiency and usability.

 

info@formo.info

formo is a project done in the Royal College of Art & Imperial College London by Team Tiger

 Paul Stawenow, Chan-Yu Ding and Rodrigo García González

 info@formo.info