The ellipsoid pavilion – which has more than a passing resemblance to a human brain – is formed from a fibreglass exoskeleton containing an intricately woven network of photoluminescent fibers. This light-emitting material has the capacity to pulsate in an array of colours that react to the facial expressions of the people that surround it.
This real-time response is achieved by collecting data from several cameras, which scan the emotions of passers-by and catalogue them as either anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, neutral, sadness or surprise. In effect, the interpretation of this data allows the sculpture to 'smile back' at its audience (or perhaps sneer), as well as pulsate light patterns in relation to physical movement, crowd size and noise levels.
This astonishing semi-sentient creation takes inspiration from the work of Ada Lovelace, the pioneering mathematician and computer programmer who foregrounded our digital age.

Knitting is one of the earliest forms of three-dimensional printing and is defined by a form of binary coding that underpinned Lovelace's research, so it is fitting that the process should play a crucial part in this new technological experiment. Sabine also notes that 'the project features soft forms that are more feminine versus masculine, and that's a paradigm shift in architecture