Chrisoula Kapelonis
 

Welcome to my synthesis

Designer. Architect. Strategist. Researcher.   MIT Media Lab + Harvard GSD 

 
 
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Spatial Flux

A seamless pneumatic surface that morphs to embrace the human body in zero gravity.  

 
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Escape Pod

An experimental, multi-modal, transformative spatial laboratory for research and innovation in Building Human Interface.

 
 
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The future of Grocery

A new human relationship with the food ecosystem.

 
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IKEA 2050

The future of home experiences. 

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Wearable as Architecture

A pneumatic symbiosis between body and space. 

 
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F.A.S.T. Robot

Flat-sheet actuated, scurrying tetrapod. 

 
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Receptive Skins

An exploration of smart materials and their potential to modulate spatial atmospheres for human comfort. 

 
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Hacking Farming

A design sprint hosted by IDEO and Bayer Crop Science to explore the potential for new technologies to reinvent the process of seed sorting. 

 
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Crowdsourcing Perception

A research methodology for revealing the subjective layers of the built environment

 
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Smart Communal Spaces

A future office concept for communal augmented interfaces, developed at the design workshop, Media Lab Dubai. Co-hosted by IDEO, Wamda and Community Jameel.

 
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Future of Kitchens

A research project focusing on the future of appliances and kitchen spaces.

 
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IDEO Bits + Blocks Lab

How might we use Blockchains to design new relationships around trust and identity systems?

 
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Bergamo eMotion

A research platform for collecting emotive citizen data about mobility systems in Bergamo, Italy.   

 
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Active Surveillance 

Spy-der: a wearable for conscious surveillance. 

 
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Auto Inflatables

Self-inflating pneumatic surfaces. 

 
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BKSK Lab Research

Select examples of work produced for the BKSK sustainability LAB.

 
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Spatial Emotional Awareness

A wearable necklace for feeling the emotional temperature of a space. 

 
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Digipresence

A dynamic presence detection device that translates people's signal presence in a space to an audio and visual feed.   

 
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Space to Sound

Gracenote: a wearable for converting spatial information into audio.

 
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Library of Obsolescence

Undergraduate architectural thesis exploring the ruin and rejuvenation of the library in the Information Age. 

 
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Second Skin

Egoskeleton: a wearable for spatial and surveillance awareness.

 
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Cultural Prosthetics

A series of design interventions playing with the body-space relationship. 

 
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Biobyte

An exploration of bio-digital futures and 4D space. 

 
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Prevention Pocket

Avant-guard: an antimicrobial pocket for the prevention of infectious disease. 

 
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Legacy Cities: Detroit

Research project conducted for the J. Max Bond Center that examines the urban relationships between Detroit's rise and decline.

 
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Photo synthetics

A collection of remixed relationships between bodies, landscapes and spaces. 

 
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MRKT

The design of a culinary incubator and multi-program workspace.

 
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Lehman Dormitory

A communal space + dormitory design for Lehman College, Bronx.

 
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Manhattanism

Where congestion equals congregation. Honorable-mention competition winner for Anonymous.d

 
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Two Houses

A single building with two residences in Brooklyn, New York.

 
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Place

An exploration of place and spatial manifestation

 
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