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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Manta Reactive Acoustic Surface by ARCHGEOMETER

 
July 19th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARCHGEOMETER

Manta is a surface that changes  form – and therefore acoustic character – in response to multimodal input through Open Sound Control [OSC], including stereoscopic vision, multi-touch, sound, and brainwaves. While adaptable acoustic treatments are common, Manta explores variability and responsiveness in the surface itself, advancing acoustic systems beyond individual elements and corrective treatment.

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

  • Architects: ARCHGEOMETER
  • Project: Manta Reactive Acoustic Surface
  • Project Architect: Zackery Belanger, Guillermo Bernal, Seth Edwards, Eric Ameres
  • Smartgeometry collaborators: Olia Fomina, Frederico Fialho, Daniel Hambleton, Christoffer Marsvik, Ana Garcia Puyol,  Varvara Toulkeridou, Ben Schneiderman, Sarah Goldfarb, James Wisniewski
  • Photography: M. Leo Villardi
  • Supported in part by: Smartgeometry, EMPAC, Grimshaw Architects
  • Software used: Many software programs, but mainly Rhinoceros and Max/MSP

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Manta is comprised of CNC machined panels and connectors of high-density polyethylene. Curved forms result from a combination of triangulation and bending stiffness: geometry and material in concert. The result is a controlled morphing that is suspended at a minimum of points. It was designed to utilize the rigging infrastructure and acoustically inert environment of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer.

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

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