Techno-Naturology is Elaine’s latest discovery in the relationship between natural formations and technology design. Techno-Naturology is the use of artificial technology to activate and simulate natural reactions. The concept of ‘Naturology’ tectonic motion is not only about mimicing the behaviour of nature, but also a means of evoking natural movement within an urban landscape. With this design philosophy Elaine enhances the fluidity and functional responsiveness of architecture, creating harmony within our urban environment.
‘Naturology’ is a hybrid word that combines nature and technology. Techno ‘Naturology’ means using artificial technology to activate and stimulate nature’s technology in order to create tectonic movement. The word tectonic might be associated with geographic movement; but within the context of techno ‘Naturology’ the definition of tectonic is when the behaviour of nature subtly weaves back into the urban landscape. The movement of the textile becomes an exchange between the urban space and its environment, rThis project aims to explore the function of and symbiotic relationship between shape memory alloy/polymers and the natural sensing system of wood. The intrinsic qualities of natural and artificial materials are investigated using the hybrid tectonic system to challenge preconceived limitations and increase the potential of textiles.
Nature’s endlessly evolving patterns - environmentally responsive tectonic structures - can be studied so that the design can both mimic and create new structures. This investigation explores the potential of nature’s sensing system with the characteristics of shape memory alloy/polymers to create functional responsive structures and surfaces, and considers how the current construction system can be improved to suit a future, more efficient way of living.esulting in architectonic movement. The vision of ‘Naturology’ tectonic movement is not just about mimicing the behaviour of nature but adding a sense of fluidity and functional responsiveness to the architecture, facilitating it to complement and harmonise with its environment.
Techno ‘Naturology’ has developed into two scenarios and both capture the relationship of natural movements within time, seasonal change and atmospheric conditions, which refer to a constant state of flux:
-Seasonal Dreamland Architectural Conceptual Collection
-Alive Furnishing Collection.