This week we began work on hygromorphic structures. In the same way that a fir cone opens and closes to release seeds, these structures will move in damp conditions. I worked with Dr Ben Bridgens to create a series of experimental laminated panels, consisting of thin wood veneers bonded to a range of other substrates which will respond differently to moisture. Once bonded, these panels will be cut and shaped to create a series of kinetic forms. We will explore which materials work well together and produce our first responsive prototypes.