Solar Petals_ 2014
Responsive shading system derived from the thermonastic strategies of flowers and actuated by shape memory alloys. Petals are powered by photovoltaic panes and vary their behavior in response to light intensity.
Research Team: D. Clifford, Kelle Brooks, Z. Jacobson-Weaver, J. Marsico, J. Douenis
Sponsored by Swire Properties and Arquitectonica.