May 6, 2008

Living Skin Building Facade

The FLARE is a building facade that allows the building exterior to "express" itself and interact with its environment therefore acting as a sort of a living skin. The system consists of a series of tiltable metal flakes supplemented by pneumatic cylinders that can be controlled individually. Each computer-controlled metal flake reflects sunlight and when it is tilted downwards, its face is shaded from the light making it appear as a dark pixel formed by natural light.

This is really revolutionary. The video is really amazing.


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