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
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
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
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
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
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
Low-reflectivity stainless-steel finish InvariMatte is a nondirectional, low-gloss, uniformly textured stainless-steel finish designed for use in architectural applications. While its lower reflectivity lends itself to
Decorative steel screen Array is a stainless-steel screen inspired by the decorative economy of patterns in Islamic architecture, mathematical sequences, and growth patterns in nature.
Patterned cellular grill systems HyperGrill metal tiles are inspired by cellular constructions found in nature. The HyperGrill process approximates the efficiency of cellular compositions in
Modular aluminum-prism screen system The aggregation of thin, triangular aluminum prisms, which are transformed into intriguing structures that resemble eccentric space-frames, makes up Prism Screen.