IAAC’s CAN-Based Interactive Architectures

Davide GombaAugust 1st, 2011

Barcelona-based IAAC school is hosting a summer school (in Barcelona and Mumbay). The theme of this year’s course is creating an urban tool of a networked city based on a new informational layer.

What happens if we think Urbanism and Energy through a new informational layer added in our cities?

The data among different blocks is send over CAN, among two different custom-made CAN shields:

There are 2 different boards: the Hub (Master) that will be placed in the centre of each urban block and the Building (Slave) board that will be placed in each building of the urban block.
The Hub is able to receive real time data from the Building board that captures information of the building and send it to the Hub.
Information captured and interchanged is related with Energy and Water Consumption,CO2 emissions and environmental conditions (light,temperature,sound etc)
Hubs of each urban block of the city are interconnected using a communication protocol that enables them to interchange information and real time data converting the city into a networked informational system.

Follow the course keeping going at [IAAC's Global School's site]

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