Our architectural project this month is a great example of how a well-designed façade is decisive for a building’s thermal regulation and therefore, becomes a passive element that contributes to energy savings. Thus, our façades not only optimise the habitability of the building, but also substantially improve its energy efficiency.
We present two proposals: the first corresponds to a building with a façade that folds out from a sinusoidal curve; in the second one, the same system is applied to a MagiCube prefabricated single-family house, whose folding is made from a straight line. As can be seen in the videos, the modules move along the Z-axis to fold and unfold. In the case of the MagiCube single-family house, the system is also used to create a covered porch.