March 13, 2010
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Structurally Integrated Transparent solar façade system

SITumbra is a passive solar façade system that mediates between the seasons to reduce solar heat gain in summer and allow useful solar transmission in the winter. The shading configuration can be customized to suit regional locations and seasons. Not only does the system reduce solar heat gain, but it also provides thermal insulation. SITumbra is composed of recyclable and renewable lightweight materials to offer structural strength, transparency and energy efficiency. The system is manufactured to customized specifications for size, geometry, color and materials.

Contact: Harry Giles, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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