Architecture comes to life.
Steve is made of inert glass, metal, and concrete. Steve recycles rainwater. Steve has something growing on his roof.
Steve is a living sculpture, a work in progress.
Steve the Autonomous Machine is a collaboration between artist Sarah Staton, architect Prue Chiles and Arup Engineering. The project offers us a glimpse into a future where teams like this create sustainable buildings that interact with people and the environment.
The exhibition in Sheffield Cathedral includes a scale model of Steve, and drawings that show how the project has developed. The team will be on hand to talk about the collaborative process. The audience are invited to take part in the discussion.
Steve could change the way we think about the buildings we live and work in.
Prue lectures in architecture at the University of Sheffield and runs her own award-winning practice. In 2002, she set up Bureau-design+research (Bdr) to get people talking about ideas that could change the way we live.
Sarah’s work blurs distinctions between art and design. She is developing sculpture that reacts to human contact and to its environment. Her work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, the V&A, the Henry Moore Institute, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich.