Canadian interactive objects designer Thibault Sld trained as a graphic designer in France, where his love of responsive environments matured. His self titled website holds the key to past projects where ‘geometry, light, mechanisms and interaction collide’ and his current project that’s currently gaining lots of attention.
Hexi is a beautifully designed responsive wall installation with 60 moving modules, where the pieces react to and mirror the movements taking place in front of them. Sld used vacuum casted facets, machined aluminium, PVC and a depth camera to create the piece that seemingly breathes in time with passers by.
Watch the installation in action below:
Hexi falls under the larger trend of responsive architecture, where designs and buildings respond and react to their surrounding environments. For example there are structures that ebb and flow with different weather conditions, a bridge underpass that lights up when it detects noise, and windows that dilate to cool rooms. Structural design today is changing to help improve our living experiences and make us more aware of the wonderful environment that surrounds us.