“Living” Architecture by Philip Beesley

Astrocyte, a combination of connects chemistry, artificial intelligence, and an immersive soundscape, creating a living piece of architecture that responds to the presence of viewers.

All images by Philip Beesley and Alex Willms - PBAI.07

Comprised of 300,000 individual components, the piece was on view against the industrial backdrop at Toronto’s port lands, in October 2017.

The piece further incorporates 3D-printed lighting components and masses of custom glasswork that contain a combination of oil, inorganic chemicals, and other solutions to form a sort of chemical skin.