SOFTLAB@PSU is creating textiles that sense and respond to the world around them.
Imagine you’re strolling along a path that dips and rises and branches in myriad directions. As you’re walking, you pass through a miniature bamboo forest, all the while watching the light and color around you change dramatically. This dreamlike place doesn’t exist — yet. But it will soon, thanks to a team of landscape architecture faculty and students from Penn State. The group designed a park called the “Happy Valley Garden,” which recently nabbed a first-place finish out of 900 international entries in the 10th China (Wuhan) International Garden Expo. The team’s concept will come to life in the summer of