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Snapping Facade / Building shade

Snapping Facade
Snapping Facade

Discipline: Professional Concept

Snapping Facade
Snapping Facade
Snapping Facade
Snapping Facade
Snapping Facade

Discipline: Professional Concept

The Snapping Façade prototype explores a sustainable open-and-close mechanism based on local craft and computational mechanics. Without using additional actuation energy and complicated maintenance, users can participate in the dynamic movement of the building envelope for play, fun, and energy saving. The user participation promoted by this low-tech system represents the collaboration, coordination and connection engaged in our building environment. This integration between art value and use value presents a potential for the further development into urban shading, shelter, and low-tech dynamic façade for sustainable environment.

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • TARGET REGIONS North America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

Client / Manufacturer

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, United States

Design

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, United States

Jin Young Song, Jongmin Shim

Design

Dioinno Architecture PLLC

Dioinno Architecture PLLC
Buffalo, NY, United States

Jin Young Song