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ShapeShift Electroactive Polymer Sheets ou si on extrapole des ailes dans le futur ?

Déjà vu mais là c'est joliment mis en scène.  Et je ne peux pas m'empêcher de penser aux applications possible ... et à terme pourquoi pas à des ailes ...

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ShapeShift Electroactive Polymer Sheets


 


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Crédits: le 27 sept. 2010

ShapeShift is an experiment in future possibilities of architectural materialization. This project explores the potential application of electro-active polymer (EAP) at an architectural scale. EAP offers a new relationship to built space through its unique combination of qualities. It is an ultra-lightweight, flexible material with the ability to change shape without the need for mechanical actuators. As a collaboration between the chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ETHZ) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), ShapeShift bridges gaps between advanced techniques in architectural design/fabrication and material science as well as pushing academic research towards real world applications.