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Refab Bendy Brixx

Cambridge, MA

By embedding the intelligence into the brick itself, multiple curvatures are achieved within the same prototype. We began exploring from the material outward; a method of incorporating flexible intelligence into a repeatable “brick” unit. While Eladio Dieste relied on brick stacking and concrete reinforcement to achieve his sinusoidal surfaces, the intention of this project is to create a flexible system that can adapt its curvature to given constraints. This systems can be implemented across scales, as in stackable, bendable children’s toy, park furniture that responds to your position, a reusable, flexible concrete form work, an undulating office partition, or a cladding that can respond to complex double curvatures.