Francesco Fiorito , Philip Oldfield, Xin Pei Chong

The aim of the project is to design, produce and test an adaptive facade component capable of changing its shape when subject to variable outdoor climatic conditions. In order to overcome the maintenance issues typical of traditional movable components, movement actuators will be constituted of Shape Memory Materials (SMM). These materials are able to perform reversible changes of shape when triggered by heat. The overarching goal is to create a facade capable of an active control of solar radiation, so to enhance indoor environmental quality.