projects

Within the bucky lab we develop building constrcution and facade construction related prototypes.
On this page we would like to show an overview of projects that we made during the last semsters, more informations will be published in the blogs main site as articles.

So have a look here and search for the projects on the blog, most of them are also available via our imagine the blog or via the facade world

WINTERSEMESTER 2015
Silence Please
This semester we were asked to work with the acoustics of large spaces in our faculty. We started with a collective workspace space at the Department of Urbanism, which is used by the chair of Landscape architecture and the chair of Environmental Technology & Design. Due to its size, the acoustical comfort in this space is not ideal. To allow all users of the room to work comfortably, a general “Quiet Zone” for this office was established. So the often heard – Silence Please – formed the title of this semesters assignment and we designed acoustic panels to improve the space. The shown prototypes are designed to be used as a room dividers, a combined sunshade acoustical panel and a few are designed to be hung from the ceiling.



























SUMMERSEMESTER 2015
Control the Sun

will be published soon...first have to find them ...

WINTERSEMESTER 2014
Wild and Bold
Within this semester we developed new solutions to build on the dutch coasts in cooperation with Rijkswaterstaat ( RWS) and we did also put our hands on cardboard shelters with Jerzy Latka.
At the end of the semester we were able to exhibit our coast projects during the festival Oerol
have a look here  and not to forget we also build our mobile light laboratory the Lightvan.

























SUMMERSEMESTER 2014
Daylight in Cooperation with NSVV












more to come ...hopefully

WINTERSEMESTER 2013
Beyond Borders - sunshades in cooperation with ROMAZO.





























SUMMERSEMESTER 2013
Within these semester we did a project about sunshades and fabrics, supported by Romazo the students developed 9 prototypes.











WINTERSEMESTER 2012/2013
Within these semster we we developed sunshades in cooperation with Romazo and some cardboard domes.
We will give more infos about the individual projects as articles on the blog later. We are still waiting for some posters.






















SUMMER SEMESTER 2012

In this semester we build the mobile workshop and some smaller prototypes - will follow 

WINTER SEMESTER 2011/2012












GELLY WINDOW
Based on the mechanical principle of the good old Etch A Sketch toy this innovative solution will allow to adjust the transparent area within a window element. The whole window is filled with a translucent fluid to reduce the amount of sunlight passing through and a small box that fits perfectly within the space of the glas will create a total transparent area to allow a unhindered view to the outside. Imagined and build from Sam Zhang and Rik Rozendaal.


 
FOLDABLE FACADE FLOWERS
Like the blossoms in the morning these facade flowers will also open during the rise of the sun to protect the buildings facade. These concept is developed from Alex Bolarakis and Anne Cowan.


THE WALKING PV PANEL
Our students Georgia Fradelou and Tom Bouwhuis from the TU Delft had a simple solution a PV panel that is mounted on a rig always adjusting itself to gain the maximum efficiency towards the sun. the power the system needs to track the sun is storedn in a small battery, the most of its energy is feed into the system. If you like you can also control the panels remotely to control them as a sunscreen if placed in front of your facade.
And the best thing, everything sticks to a flat surface just by suction caps and it may also learn how to walk …


WIND POWERED MEDIA FACADE
The idea is simple : Wind powered blades will power LED lights, So a self supporting media facade powered by the wind is possible. The students Eleni Sgouropoulou and Fong Qui, supported by Marcel Bilow tested a huge variety of possibilites to achieve a modular element that is self supporting and can be sized up to the demands. The proof of concept already shows its potential, hoewer the system has a little bit too much resistance caused by the very strong magnets, but the bigger the elements will be the easier it will be also driven by the wind. A fantastic concepts and also a beautiful prototype.


PARTICLE SUNSHADING 3rd price bold and beautiful award 2012 Rotterdam
The concept is imagined by Marius Otte and Christopher Koster.The particle shading facade is a multifunctional facade which combines the fairness of a wave shaped pattern with a particle sun-shading
technique, whereby the density of the air will be used to create a solar filter to protect the interior of the building. In addition to that, LED lighting together with the smoke gives the possibility to change the appearance of the facade and the ability of company branding.


FACADE PIXEL PRINTER
Daniel Smidt and Han Zhang developed a Facade Pixel Priter, controlled by an Arduino Board this printer is able to calculate pixel imagines from any kind of image sources or text lines. The input will be translated into a pixel picture written with small suction cups on a rotating foil. Beside the information that can be displayed on the screen it also allows to reduce the amount of light that passes through this facade element. Due to its clever design the pixel will fall down at the end, will be collected and are ready to be used again.


STRETCHING SUNSCREEN 2nd price bold and beautiful award 2012 Rotterdam
The stretching sun screen is an innovative sunscreen able to adjust the amount of light that passes trough. Normally a sunscreen is not so much flexible, but this one is it at its most. The performance and transparency can be dialed in just by adding more or less tension. This concept is made by Arash Khoshnevis and Jos Noordzij with supervision of Marcel Bilow during the 2011 Semester of the Bucky Lab 2011.
We would like to special thank the following companies for their material support and cooperation for the final design:
De Groot en Visser, Windowframe
Somfy NL, Tubemotors
Verosol NL, Sunscreen-motortubes