A Japanese poet walks through a bamboo forest, the delicate stalks shift in response to the woman’s movement. From this image architect and engineer Abhinand Lath developed SensiTile Systems, a scintillating new product that redirects and scatters light, shadow and colors according to changes in illumination. The tiles perform their magic via light-conducting matrices, acting much like fiber optics, embedded within a substrate. The tiles can be applied to almost any surface, including facades, swimming pools, and interior countertops, tabletops and walls. Three substrates--acrylic polymer, concrete or resin--are available in standard as well as custom colors.
Employing a principle similar to fiber optics, this material responds and changes with light and shadow.