Changing Places is a research group in the Media Lab at MIT, investigating how new models for urban architecture can be more responsive to the unique needs and values of individuals though the application of disentangled systems and smart customization technology.
The platform designed is a tangible-interactive prototyping environment. Users from any background can collaboratively configure the neighborhood with their own vision, controlling building form and density. Users will receive real-time feedback of different urban metrics including a dynamic zoning that considers the public realm.
— Assembling process
— Program trade-off to engage a variety of stakeholders
— Visualization design
— Proposed open space configurations relative to their position
— Lego prototype assembly
— Lego prototype using Unity to program the use of open spaces