A new book from the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL), co-authored by Associate Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology Allen Sayegh, Stefano Andreani (MDes ’13), and Matteo Kalchschmidt, presents a design manifesto in response to the question: What makes an environment “responsive”?
Released by Actar Publishers, Responsive Environments: An Interdisciplinary Manifesto on Design, Technology and the Human Experience draws on years of research from REAL, design work by Cambridge-based research studio INVIVIA, and other innovative practices. It examines our “technologically-mediated relationship with space” and is divided into three parts: Situations, Experiences, and Interactions. For each section, the book includes a series of case studies.
REAL is dedicated to a “design-led approach for the development of alternative models, technologies, and processes to be applied to artifacts and buildings as well as to cities and landscapes, with the ultimate objective of mediating and augmenting the relationship between the individual and the urban environment.” Sayegh serves as principal investigator and Andreani is the lab’s research associate and project manager.
Browse and buy the book on Actar’s website.