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Enel Pavilion, Piuarch Jan 2015

Enel Pavilion, Piuarch

Building Case Studies

650 polycarbonate vectors. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent


Red Mirror Strips, Wise Architecture Jan 2015

Red Mirror Strips, Wise Architecture

Building Case Studies

The structure of the building follows the image of the strips. Instead of the general H-shape steel columns, numerous thin hollow steel sections support the building. It is like glazing the mullions to maximize building transparency from the interior. The building consists of many layers of materials: from steel, glass, super mirror strips, red transparent polycarbonate strips, and then back to super mirror strips. These layers make the in-between space of the stair passage fluid and blur its boundaries. They challenge the idea that architecture exists as a rigid structure in solid state.


Cloud Seeding Pavilion, Modu Jan 2015

Cloud Seeding Pavilion, Modu

Building Case Studies

The ceiling supports 30,000 balls that move freely with the wind across its surface. This overhead movement allows public events to occur in different areas of the pavilion, connecting its cultural and leisure programs to the invisible forces of weather.


Tesla Solar Roof, Tesla Jan 2015

Tesla Solar Roof, Tesla

Building Case Studies

The roof tiles are actually made of textured glass. From most viewing angles, they look just like ordinary shingles, but they allow light to pass through from above onto a standard flat solar cell. These roofs should far outlast the standard 20-year life cycle common for roofing materials used today and are able to power a strandard home.


Smart Masonry, Zaarchitects Jan 2015

Smart Masonry, Zaarchitects

Building Case Studies

"The Smart Masonry is a structural design and a construction method, based on traditional masonry techniques. It deploys the digital optimization to minimize dead-weight of the skeleton and the robotic construction technique to assemble complex geometry."