Fab/flux is a master of architecture thesis project completed in December of 2011 at COrnell university. fab/flux involves the investigation, design and fabrication of a responsive system that seeks to demonstrate technology's potential to serve as "a means to an end, a material to manipulate, a tool to inform design, to realize intention and create effects" 1 The specific technologies and materials in Fab_Flux were chosen not in order to solve a problem but "to provide an opportunity to generate effects & conditions that are excessive,robust, spontaneous, & performative." 1
Programatticaly, Fab_flux questions ways in which architecture and technology can impact the program and activity taking place in real time. Through the conflation of simple, ready made materials and the manipulation of specific technologies, fab_flux hopes to demonstrate that hard and soft materials, hidden and exposed technologies, program and conventional architectural boundaries can begin to blur and take on more dynamic roles.
1) Schafer, Ashley (2003): Designing Inefficiencies, Betsky, Aaron et al(eds.): Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Dillard Scofidio, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 93 102