The Living

The Living Glass project by David Benjamin and Soo-In Yang, featured in Metropolis and Parallax uses a shape memory alloy to open and close the surface like gills.

Beginning with the premise that architectural elements might move in response to their environments, we conducted research on, designed, and built a full-scale kinetic surface. Our system collects input through an array of sensors, processes the input through BASIC Stamp II microcontrollers, and triggers local and global movement of a human-scale surface.



Information on Nitinol and other shape memory alloys can be found at NDC, Johnson Matthey, Special Metals, Memry Corporation, MIGA, Grikin, and the University of Wisconsin. Nitinol is an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratories.

Accumulated Section System, Location - Bulgwang, Eunpyung, Seoul  SYSTEM LAB


Museum (Dinosaur Pavilion), Haenam, Roofing company : ShinJanJin Roofing VM ZINC

One of Hyun Sook Kim's costume sketches for the Ball State production of "Antigone."
Award-winning Korean designer costuming second Ball State production.

She earned her master's degree in costume design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More than 15 years later, she has once again left her home in Korea and is now an associate professor of theater and a costume designer at Ball State.


D.P.J. Partners design for the Vision Care Institute of Acuvue, expresses two main characteristics that are specific to the lenses, which are the brand’s main products: a perfect transparency and a vast choice of color.  In such a way, the unique design of the Acuvue TVCI emphasizes the exclusive image of the brand.






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