We consider wearable as a second, regulating skin, which augments human body´s functions.Using computational design, advanced materials and fabrication techniques we are able to produce reactive wearable,  which can adjust to fluctuations of environmental data, physically or digitally.

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TECHNIQUES

SMART MATERIALS

The new materials with tailored properties. Materials with embedded knowledge become passive actuators as they are able to sense and exchange data with the environment. The advantage of using smart materials in our wearables is the elimination of electronics, which leads to reactive systems with zero energy consumption.

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

Computational design enables new design strategies, based on algorithmic design logics. In this way we can design wearables using data from the human body itself or from the environment. Additionally with digital simulations we can predict the  behavior of the wearables under specific conditions and deal with design  complexity.
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DIGITAL MANUFACTURING
The digitalization of fabrication is leading to personal  fabricators that will allow anyone to make almost anything, anywhere. On top of that, design accuracy and mass customization of products can be easily achieved. 3d printing with multiple materials, as well as laser cutting and digital sewing are some of our tools.
PHYSICAL COMPUTING
Electronics become smaller and smaller invading our bodies, enabling multiple sensing scenarios. This way our wearables can be programmed to interact to body data changes such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature etc as well as to data from the surrounding such as noise, light, pollution and weather conditions.

RESEARCH

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REACTIVE WEARABLE
Driven by technology, this multidisciplinary research focuses on the implementation of a photomechanical material into a reactive wearable that aims to protect the body from the ultraviolet radiation deriving from the sun.
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UNSIZED
What if garments were not static but adjustable to users’ preferences giving importance to the human-apparel interaction? In the near future we foresee clothes being able to shape-shift during the day according to user’s different activities and environmental conditions. 

EDUCATION

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2018

IED Moda & YOMO

 

 

2017

TEXTILE ACADEMY

 

 

2016

ADIDAS

 

 

2016

IN(3D)USTRY
IaaC
SONAR+D

 

 

2016

THE NEW SCHOOL PARSON 

 

 

2015

BEYOND Building  Barcelona- Pavilion of Innovation
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TECH WEARABLE
Barcelona, February

FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY Bootcamp
Barcelona, February

ADIDAS DIGITAL CREATION BOOTCAMP
Nuremberg, September – October

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAMP FOR ART AND DESIGN
Barcelona, July

SHAPE CHANGING MATERIALS
Finding creative garment applications
New York, April 

COMPUTATIONAL COUTURE
Expanding the horizons of dress making towards an algorithmic approach
Barcelona, May

TEAM

In order to achieve high end wearables we collaborate with experts from different fields, such as material engineers, biologists and fashion designers. As a result, our wearables become multidisciplinary research objects. See below the core team:

Efilena Baseta
Research leader

Efilena is an architect engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Her interest lies in exploring material behaviors, physically and digitally, in order to create real time responsive structures. Since 2014 Efilena is a partner of Noumena, an experimental architectural practice based in Barcelona and also partner of Reshape – Digital craft community. She has led several workshops internationally and has been part of the design and coordination of exhibitions related with technology. During 2015-2016 she collaborated with IAAC as the coordinator of the Visiting Programs. She is currently an InnoChain PhD candidate in the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna on the topic of ´Dynamic active bending structures’

 Aldo Sollazzo
Project manager

Aldo is an architect and researcher, expert in computational design and digital fabrication. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is currently involved in several projects running in parallel. Since 2011, he is manager of Noumena, a young firm exploring multiscalar strategies from bits to atoms. He is also founder of Fab Lab Frosinone and Director of Reshape – digital craft community. Since 2015 he is Head of IaaC Visiting program, Director of IaaC Global Summer School and instructor of digital tools.
He is one of the Supernode of Fab Academy, the educational platform founded by Neil Gershenfeld from the MIT’s Center of Bits and Atoms. For the same program he is also local coordinator for Fab Academy Paris.
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 Laura Civetti
Designer

Laura Civetti is a designer graduated from Interior Design at IED (Instituto Europeo di Design), in Milan. Interested in the new scenarios between the emerging technologies and fashion design, Laura attended a course at Central Saint Martins School in London and did her internship at Iris Van Herpen Atelier in Amsterdam. Since 2016 she is part of the Wearable Technology team of “Noumena – Design Research Education” and coordinator of “Reshape – Digital craft community”. Simultaneously, Laura is part of Fabricademy course in Barcelona.

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