adaptive fa[ca]de is an interactive installation by designer marilena skavara which responds to the lighting of its environment. the project builds upon the patterns of cellular automata, using these forms to provide the optimal light intensity in a space through its living skin façade. the project uses an artificial neural network and is continually adapting and training itself based on its history. sensors measure the light in the space and the system then adjusts the façade to balance any shifts using patterns of cellular automata. while interesting as an installation piece, this type of system could even be employed on largescale building facades reflecting light as the sun shift during the day.