One of our constant concerns, as we reflect in these pages and in our daily work, is the study and research around the concept of a “building’s skin”. With it, we refer to the exterior of buildings, the façade, a differentiating and almost independent element, capable of creation, renovation and functional and aesthetic remodelling.
In the design that we’re presenting this month, individual sections of the façade pattern rotate on the vertical axis, so that its angle, adaptable to each moment of the day, allows regulation of the solar radiation that enters the building. Visually, these sections generate multiple, elegant and attractive geometries. Its interior pattern can be defined in a personalized way, without changing the structural concept, so that its appearance meets different aesthetic criteria, according to each project’s needs or geographical location. The modular plate system facilitates scale variation, both for the elements and the ensemble. For all these reasons, its manufacture and installation is organically adapted to projects with limited deadlines and costs.
Why not develop facades that adapt to changing weather conditions? Why not optimize, at the same time, the energy efficiency of buildings and the comfort of their occupants and users? Are these improvements incompatible with their final beauty? Precisely, our research answers these questions. Rain or shine, whatever the angle of incidence of sunlight, nightfall or dawn, this skin or façade will adapt to the circumstances and substantially reduce the operational needs of a mechanical ventilation or heating system.