Kinetic Pinecone

Kinetic Pinecone is a kinetic installation, which builds a moduler structural system to mimic the living system with the abilities of adaption in shape changing. In technical, It inspired from the foldable origami tessilation into developing a spatial frame structure. Each moduler has a peumatic piston, can doing a self-actuated behaviors of shrinking or swelling, when all element act as swelling, then the whole structure will act as a sphere form. Otherwise, it will shrink into a cylinder shape. It show a fantastic viewing experience of visual patterns and atmosphere by thousands of tiny structural elements acting together in a soothing way.



All images and videos courtesy Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang and The NTHU BioLogicDesign.