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Intelligent Building Facade’s Components DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


The manner in which a plant grows, spreading its leaves to the sun and receiving the maximum possible photons to initiate its metabolic process, similar is the principle of our design. The design primarily focuses on the adaptability of a building facade to harness the solar energy and use it for building systems. The intelligence in the design involves the moving ability of the solar panels on the skin to adjust according to the incident solar radiation. Each frame is sub divided into a glazing and a solar panel system. The numerous panels together, parametrically peel out of the skin to maximize the gain in solar energy. This allows a building skin to absorb solar energy for a maximum duration in a day.

DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


The intention of our design is to demonstrate that the building’s individual mechanical components will work with the Ecotect input depending of location, comfort needs, and climate conditions. As mentioned before each component will follow solar radiation to harvest solar energy through sets of photovoltaic panels. It also will alow to natural ventilation of the building, whenever it is necessary. Its lower glass will alow to have 360 views of it’s surroundings and letting natural light getting inside the building. Mechanics : Each solar panel is connected with a motor which actuates its peel out or stick in reaction. And so each motor is connected with an ‘arduino’ which caliberates each motor depending on the solar availability on a certain time of the day on a specific area of the building skin.

DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


Assembling Process

DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


DESIGNING ASSOCIATIVITY ~ Luis Fraguada

Atripaldi + Carvallo + Kumar


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