Monday, November 4, 2013

Building's Incredible Movable Solar-Shade Facade (5pics&video)

The facade of the Kiefer Technic Showroom in Austria is hands down a head turner...
Each panel on the building's facade is movable, which not only customizes the amount of sunlight that passes the windows, but also creates an incredible unique facade.

...check out a video of it in action below!  

Designed by Giselbrecht + Partner Architects, the building is home to Kiefer Technic’s hospital equipment showroom. The look of the building is in keeping with the modern stainless steel tools that are displayed inside but with one twist. When occupants want to adjust the light or temperature in a room, they don’t pull on shades or twist a little rod. Instead, they can control any or all of the 112 metal tiles that grace the exterior of the showroom by means of 56 engines. The motion of the tiles is quiet and can be continuous if you want it to.


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Jeremy Kunz said...

reminds me of one of my favorite buildings
all the screens open and close independently reacting to temperature and light changes. Like something the BORG would have made.

chet rosales said...

@JeremyKunz - Great Link, thanks for sharing this! I may have to make a post about this building.... Very Cool.

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