Metal

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

Hoberman Arch

Jan 08, 2010No Comments

Retractable arch The Hoberman Arch is a 72-foot-diameter transforming “curtain” composed of two main parts: a matrix of movable panels and a static arch that

Live Within Skin

Dec 05, 2009No Comments

Vertical-garden wall system Live Within Skin is a wall system comprised of engineered layers of lightweight plant growth medium. Designed by Greenmeme ecological designer Freya

Hanabi

Nov 11, 2009No Comments

Shape-transforming lighting fixture Like the Lotus flower, which opens its petals in the presence of the sun and closes them in its absence, Hanabi opens

Sonomorph

Oct 29, 2009No Comments

Sound-responsive wall Inspired by the natural phenomenon of tropism—in which a plant actively responds to external stimuli—designer Natasa Sljivancanin constructed an intelligent kinetic building system

PixelSkin02

Aug 31, 2009No Comments

Dynamic shape-memory-alloy display system PixelSkin02 explores new possibilities in media augmented surfaces by employing the mechanical properties inherent in shape memory alloys (SMA). In an