Monday, July 9, 2012


Imagine a facade that uses daylight and interior light to create images or patterns to liven up and communicate to the spaces it defines. A translucent canvas.

A buckylab project imagined by Nicolas van Drunen, Jayadeep Premnath and Cedrique Steenkamer

The main research points were: in what scale would it work if the aspects of mechanics and image resolution
are considered? Is it possible to design it into a unitized facade system?
An image can be transformed to be described as a half tone pattern. By making a screen with many independently variable aperture openings it’s possible to create dynamic light patterns on the facade making
it possible to render still images, films or ambient media.

The concept of a panel with openings is not only applicable for a facade, as well as an interior wall and roof. For example, a shop and horeco can use the panel in addition to the decor. It can serve as a partition or as a separation with an open character. The picture next gives an impression. Each opening is individually to control and the frame is flexible displaceable.

A conservatory has a glass roof. A conservatory is a good example that can make use of this system. The roof can serve as a sunshade for excess sunlight and can reduce the light beams to small beams. This has an effect on the climate comfort, but may also take care of visually beautiful effects.