Transformable Screen Wall

Self Assembly Lab, MIT



“Transformable Meeting Spaces are aimed at reimagining interior offices or building environments. There are two predominant approaches to office design – open spaces versus fixed offices. Both design strategies have significant challenges. Open office plans have been shown to decrease productivity due to noise and privacy challenges yet they provide flexibility and collaborative opportunities. Fixed offices offer privacy and quiet environments but restrict the type of working spaces available and occupy more square footage. This research proposes an alternative whereby structures can easily transform between private phone booths, lounge spaces or other quiet meeting spaces into open flexible areas. By utilizing transformable structures these spaces can expand and contract to create a single meeting room, three different spaces, or morph into the ceiling leaving a clear and open area below.” ( )


Self-Assembly Lab Project Team: Bjorn Sparrman, Rami Rustom, Jonah Ross-Marrs, Hannah Lienhard, Maggie Hughes, Schendy Kernizan, Jared Laucks, Skylar Tibbits