Project name Xeromax Envelope
Organisation Future Cities Lab.
Persons Jon Acosta et al.
City NY
Country EEUU
Period 2010
Tags responsive environment, architecture, robot, climate, energy, solar energy, actuators, sensors,
Text Xeromax Envelope is a quarter-scale experiment for a responsive building envelope calibrated and tuned to its environment. Part robotic structure, part experimental interface, and part microclimatic machine it registers energy cycles and interactions over time while harvesting solar energy and protecting the building from the local climate. Xeromax Envelope is proposed as a second-skin to an existing building and becomes a register of present and forecasted conditions. The model weaves ultra thin custom actuators, arrays of light and proximity sensors through the extent of the surface which transforms as it registers the changing conditions around it.