Archinect - News 2014-08-02T02:51:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/45115431/how-buildings-could-come-to-life How buildings could "come to life" Nam Henderson 2012-04-15T18:34:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:25:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/iv0kf6ogutfk7kbw.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Right now we are making deeply diffuse hovering, clouds of material that work together in very delicate ways but when we compress those all together we can see those working as roofs, walls that breathe, that filter light" says Philip Beesly a Professor of Architecture at Waterloo University</p></em><br /><br /><p> The buildings in our cities could quite literally come alive in the decades ahead. Spencer Kelly looks at a series of projects that will allow buildings and even the furniture in them to be able to sense how they are being used and adapt to changes in the environment around them.</p>