Installations showcase the potential of ICT and energy design implemented in public spaces for the users’ interaction and participation. A full-scale prototypes were designed and fabricated in selected public squares in each city (Barcelona, Prague, Vienna). They will used smart and advanced materials and allowed users to participate with it through digital interfaces.

Vienna Installation Outcomes

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KEPOS installation, developed during APS Vienna workshop by the students Angelica Lorenzi & Dennis Schiaroli, show-cases the potentials of ICT and energy design implementation into public space. With the use of smart technology, it aims to build a community interested in greening urban spaces, getting users involved through social media.

Concept – Replicability and Scalability in FabLabs

KEPOS is a flexible system that can be made by any modular wooden frame structure, skinned with heat-forming membrane. Accordingly, structural units can be produced with different degrees of complexity, either with manual tools or with the aid of CNC manufacturing, to be than wrapped and assembled by a small team directly on site. A wooden base houses the water tanks, and at the same time stabilizes the construction. It hosts plants which irrigation is controlled through sensors, sending messages to the community about its water needs.

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Vienna Installation

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On the 6th of June at MAK Museum UAAV installation KEPOS will open to the public. It will be available until the 22nd of June.

Combining knowledge on smart planning and smart technologies with citizen participation, KEPOS highlights architecture’s integrating and innovative role in implementing sustainable urban developments. Actively engaging citizens, the installation is showcasing the potentials of information and communication technology (ICT) in public spaces for user interaction and participation, thus raising interest in architecture and public space among a broader audience.
Connected to the internet, KEPOS engages via social media with the community, transforming its space into an active participant of urban life. Therefore, the pavilion is not only designed to provide a semi-private shelter in the urban context but it also engages by communicating its current status. Continue reading

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