IMAGINED BY: Holger Strauß

DATE: 18/06/2007

KEYWORDS: 3-D printing process, moving, adapting, façade, unknown material

Derived from the Chinese sphere-within-a-sphere idea of turned wooden spheres, this sketch elaborates the concept into a functionally integrated façade system. Scaling the modules provides extra freedom in creating applications with this feature – designed in CAD, the size of the printed module does not matter; be it micro or macro.
Features integrated within the spheres could be pollen filters, phase-change materials to store energy/warmth, insulating materials, shading; a layer of printed photovoltaic foil could even generate electricity … the layering of functions is a benefit for multifunctional façades.

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