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Utilising the Climate to Develop Architectural, Bio-Skin Cladding
Utilising the Climate to Develop Architectural, Bio-Skin Cladding
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The skin itself is a living, breathing system. Powered completely by both a naturally collected reserved of water, and the forces which occur within a sub-tropical environment, this skin could be regarded as an inspiration to the research concealed beyond its geometry.
It is the curtain of the building, separating the interior from the exterior. Shielding from the elements and adaptive to the fluctuations of climate.
This simple geometric progression of the hexagon acts as the frame connecting each inflating polypropylene origami pillows together. The small amount of water that rests in the ridge seam cavity, between the flexi-stiff material and the elastic-soft material of our ‘Flexboard’ composition, when affected by sunlight, humidity or heat, molecularly transforms into a vapour, consequentially expanding the seam cavity in effects ‘popping’ it out, pushing the origami to flattened state.

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