DISASTER AS ARCHITECTURE
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The system uses a polymer skin that takes into account moisture and temperature in the atmosphere to influence when the apertures of the wall open and close; expanding when moisture is absorbed. A hexagonal shape is used for the surface population, as a way to differentiate it and create interest in the object. By allowing the system to have varied transitions, it allows for an adapting fabric of the strip along the coast. This delineation between frame and mass makes it easy for areas with commercial and/or residential to affect how the structure is deployed. The coded result ends up establishing a relationship where the increase in curvature dictates the compression of the space frame and the scale of the hexagon panels.