Metal

Iris Dome

Jan 27, 2011No Comments

Dome-based retractable roof Iris Dome is a retractable roof that opens and closes like the iris of an eye, transforming the space inside smoothly between

Expanding Helicoid

Oct 15, 2010No Comments

Angulated scissor linkage Beginning as a tight cluster, the Expanding Helicoid smoothly expands to fill the spiral staircase of the science museum in which it

Parabienta

Oct 04, 2010No Comments

Building afforestation system Parabienta is a vertical greening system for buildings developed by Japan-based Shimizu Corporation. Composed of units that incorporate Excelsoil solidified soil base

InvariBrush

Oct 01, 2010No Comments

Abrasive polished stainless steel finish InvariBrush is an abrasive polished finish with a deep, rich, uniform texture designed for use in architectural applications. Though similar

No-Limit Panels

Sep 09, 2010No Comments

3D sheet metal panels Rubber pad–based metal forming is a technique developed by the aerospace industry. Metaalwarenfabriek Phoenix applies this technique to manufacture double curved

Solucent

Aug 19, 2010No Comments

Architectural mesh shading system Solucent is an energy-saving and daylighting mesh shading system for building exteriors and interiors. It was developed by Cambridge Architectural to

SolPix

Jul 28, 2010No Comments

Solar-powered sun-shading media wall SolPix is a patented solar-powered media wall for medium- to large-scale installations in new construction or existing buildings. Developed by Simone

Based Upon Surfaces

Jul 24, 2010No Comments

Liquid metal surfaces Based Upon has developed a series of multi-layered textured surfaces in metals, resins, and lacquers that are available to be specified as

Emergent Surface

Jun 04, 2010No Comments

Linear adaptive shading system Based on new technologies for adaptive building skins, Emergent Surface is a wall that continuously reconfigures itself–portions selectively disappear and reappear.

Reynobond with Kevlar

Feb 13, 2010No Comments

Kevlar-coated aluminum composite panel The devastating power of hurricanes has had a memorable impact in recent years, and damage caused by windborne debris has destroyed