Archinect - News 2014-04-20T23:25:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/95865235/penumbra-kinetic-daylighting-and-shading-system Penumbra, Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System Archinect 2014-03-17T12:58:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T13:45:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rf5q5lxumgtc8lxw.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This project was designed to offer a kinetic and mechanical solution to a problem that would otherwise be nearly impossible to solve with static architectural components: providing shading across a building facade for both low evening sun and high afternoon sun conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62396510/new-technology-pipes-sunlight-into-windowless-rooms New technology pipes sunlight into windowless rooms Archinect 2012-11-29T14:13:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:39:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/156071568016debc24f4df31bf0d5f89.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A mirror tracks the sun throughout the day, reflecting its rays onto a parabolic dish, which then focuses the reflected daylight into a small &lsquo;light pipe&rsquo; aperture. The concentrated light then travels through a series of relay lenses &ldquo;over any distance and in any direction&rdquo;, according to the company. A diffuser ensures that light evenly reaches the desired areas.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>