///SPHERE WITHIN SPHERE
IMAGINED BY: Holger Strauß
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.