PNEUMANUS: wearable as architecture

London Typological Imaginations | Instructors: Cristina Diaz Moreno + Efren Garcia Grinda | Harvard Graduate School of Design

Pneumanus is an experience where the fusion of the building scale, and the wearable scale, fuse together to form a symbiotic gradient of architecture. The wearable is built and the building is worn. 

Both the architecture and the wearable work as systems very similar to each other. They take digital information, and respond with a biological response. In this case, the biological response is the breath. The skin of the body is stretched over a series of expanding and contracting internal systems such as organs muscles and tissues. It reflects the interior condition, yet serves also as an abstraction of it as well. Since the architecture and wearable are serving as a second and third skin to the body, these strategies are adopted. Both the wearable and the architecture exist in the frame of the pneumatic membrane, a living, breathing spatial condition. As digital activity is received, the architecture inhales or exhales. 

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