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Phillip Beesley Protocell mesh Phillio Beesley’s research focuses on: Responsive and distributed architectural environments and interactive systems, flexible lightweight structures integrating kinetic functions, microprocessing, sensor and actuator systems, with particular focus on digital fabrication methods and sheet-material derivations. Comprehensive architectural design and professional practice. textile structures; material crafts and fabrication; organism and design integrated with nature; hybrid forms of nature. Emotion, romanticism and 20th century spiritualism as alternate qualities in Modernism; alterity and dissociation; chthonian and expanded definitions of space; the archaic. Current applied projects include solar-powered high-performance housing envelopes in exterior sites and architectural-scale geotextiles in museum spaces.

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The making of the protocell mesh As part of our unit’s workshop we had the opportunity to work with Phillip Beesley to build and install a new design called the ‘protocell mesh’ which was for a new exhibition celebrating prototyping in architecture. The exhibition specially designed to coincide with the opening of a new University building ‘The Prototyping Hall’ on Jubilee campus.

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Protocell Mesh Phillip Beesley Installation Construction