On the Matters platform, we focus more on the characteristics and applications of materials. While experimenting with material combinations, I have observed that when water comes into contact with building materials, it can generally be classified into three corresponding relationships: absorption, permeation, and non-absorption. I would like to leverage these physical properties to manipulate design details and create two different visual effects for interior spaces during sunny and rainy days.
In this experiment, I have chosen several powders that undergo chemical changes when in contact with water to create different combinations. The main materials used are gypsum powder, diatomaceous earth, baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, sand, and oil. I have been trying to perceive the fabrication process of these materials and draw inspiration from it. In the video, you can see that the final produced modules exhibit different color variations when exposed to water again.