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Adi Meyer

Architecture & Interaction Design


Aposema Exploring communication in an apathetic future // M. Arch Thesis Project // 2017 Aposema was presented through films and is best understandable by them: Technical Film Concept Film Inflation Demo Film Augmented Reality Demo Film In an age of emotion recognition algorithms and augmented realities, our overuse of personal devices and social media, has led to a society where people increasingly choose technological alternatives to meaningful inperson interaction. Our ability to read facial expressions is severely reduced, limiting our capacity to develop relationships and leaving us struggling to empathise. Aposema speculates on a near future where we rely on technology to replace our, once natural, instincts. Motivated by our current relationship with technology, which evidence shows is increasingly detrimental to our mental wellbeing, we explore an imagined oncoming crisis, and the increasingly extreme and absurd responses we might make to mitigate such futures. Masks, built using soft robotics prosthetics, biometric sensors and an augmented reality digital layer, are proposed to exaggerate and translate facial expressions. The augmented reality and soft robotics elements create information ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs’, respectively, enabling and enhancing interpersonal understanding. Aposema | M. Arch Thesis


Inflation by Muscle Sensors

Augmented Reality Layer

Reading Facial expressions and inflating the mask accordingly.

Scans and recognises the inflation patterns, decrypts the information and presents it.

Design Concept The mask is comprised of two levels; a pattern in the soft robotic interface, performing as an encrypted layer of information exhibiting the analysis, and a layer of augmented reality through which these patterns are decrypted. These two layers joined together communicate emotional information aimed at guiding interaction between these impaired human beings. Aposema | M. Arch Thesis


Soft Robotic Incrypted Information

The fabrication of each mask requires 4 moulds: 2 moulds per silicone layer.

Digital Decrypted Information [Read through AR System] NH HO OH

Fabrication Process Aposema Mask was designed using Zbrush and Grasshopper, followed by 3D printing moulds and manually casting various types of silicone. Learn more about the process here.

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Mask Iterations We designed and fabricated four masks iterations that vary in shape, pattern and techniques.

Aposema | M. Arch Thesis


Soft Robotic Research

Experimenting with inflation using air and liquid dyed with food colors.

https://vimeo.com/222371633

https://vimeo.com/222085504

https://vimeo.com/216884872

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Aposema | M. Arch Thesis


Of Other Spaces in Acre B.Arch Final Thesis This project explores Acre. Acre is one of the few ethnically mixed cities in Israel, yet it is extremely segregated. It is one of the most ancient cities in the world, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Early Bronze Age, through a crusadors settlement, up to these days. My project seeks to explore the causes for the city's disfunctional and seemingly forced urban forms, in order to speculate on a healthier spatial organization. Political agendas have caused Acre to be socialy deprived for decades, suffering from unemployment and poverty. Today, the city is a peripheral suburb, and its residents are fleeing. Both the Lack of resistance by the residents, and the low value of land, allowed for the formation of the city as an accumulation of what I call

disintegrated enclaves.

Following Michel Foucault’s term disciplinary mechanisms1, I use the term Disciplinary sites to describe sites which are using surveillance as an apparatus of power over disempowered communities. Those sites are separated from their environment by walls or fences, and have a limited number of entries that are also under surveillance and control. Disciplinary sites are necessary to maintain social order. However, the most important thing about them is their relation to their surroundings. Tthese disintegrated enclaves in Acre, they no longer integrated with their surroundings. They disassemble the city. I propose to open up these metaphorically and physically enclosed enclaves, to create seamless continuity throughout the city. 1 Foucault, Michel., 1977, Discipline and punish: The birth of the prison. Vintage ‫‏‬

Existing Disciplinary Sites Too close together Too large Disintegrated with urban net

Analysis Physically closed Partially closed Mentally closed

My Proposal Opening sites Seperating sites from one another. Dividing large Sites into several small ones.

Closed Open Partially open

Of Other Spaces in Acre | B. Arch Final Thesis


By penetrating these sites, this proposed element will open them up to the public and create connectivity and continuity throughout the city.

Of Other Spaces in Acre | B. Arch Final Thesis


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Urban farming as an answer for a basic necessity, relatable for all communities residing in Acre's enclaves. Growing edible produce creates common grounds and a chance for developing community life and inter personal connections.

Food Security

Green Spaces

Clean Air

Good Health

Of Other Spaces in Acre | B. Arch Final Thesis


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Of Other Spaces in Acre | B. Arch Final Thesis


Void- Sequence 3rd Year // Spring Semester

Instructors | Arch. Dafna Matok & Arch. Leonardo Kelijman In use Not in use

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Repetition as traces of time. This project attempts to undermine the convention of the living space. Using pictures taken from top view and following David Hockney’s collage technique; these compositions challenge the conventional perception of space and time through disassembly, reassembly and distortion of the recorded living spaces. They reveal that walls are perceived as voids.

This led to deconstructing an existing living space according to its sections, and rethinking it on a building scale and on a residential unit scale.

Void- Sequence 3rd year | Spring Semester


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The Void as A Generator of New Building

Scale | 1:100 Size | 60X30X25 cvm Material | Perspex Void- Sequence 3rd year | Spring Semester


La Durée 4th Year // Fall Semester // 2015 La Durée; a term coined in 1913 by French philosopher Henri Bergson, refers to the subjective experience, rather than the objective definition, of time. In order to grasp time, our mind sees states as "side by side" or sequential. True change can only be grasped by intuition . La Durée is a consciousness, which could only be achieved through mobility, dynamic flow and multiplicity.

Experimenting with Digital Fabrication and Video Mapping. La Durée 4th year | Fall Semester


An exploration of multiplicity and simultaneity.

La DurĂŠe 4th year | Fall Semester


Han Shakai

Interaction

Two weeks workshop project // Bartlett 2017 Han Shakai is the Japanese phrase for Anti- Social. This head piece is designed to prevent communication when the wearer is face to face with “the wrong person� according to predetermined conditions controlled by power holders. The Design poses a critic of the grip that parties of interest may hold over our social interactions through means of networked technologies. https://vimeo.com/188568602

Han Shakai | M. Arch Workshop


Golem

The golem is a movable structure that uses an air pump to prance around, dance and walk. It is constructed of a triangulated body and three pyramidlike legs. Each leg is attached to the body using a rubber band and an air muscle, enabling the legs to lift up, one at a time. https://vimeo.com/230520521

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Professional Work Firm | Oded Eavri Architects Documentation and Preservation Nahalat Binyamin N. 46, Tel Aviv September 2014

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