AIADO 3925-001, Fall Term 2013
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The aim of the course is to develop the skills necessary to explore, think about, and design
responsive and interactive architecture based on biomimetic processes. Exposing students to
innovative ways of thinking about design in terms of adaptability, they will be challenged to
create architecture that can physically re-configure itself to meet changing needs. The central
issues explored are human and environmental interaction, embedded computational
infrastructures, physical control mechanisms and the processes that architects and designers
can use in creating and demonstrating of such systems. Throughout the semester, experts in
relating fields will come and give workshops and talks. The dates and individuals who will be
joining us will change as their availability demands