The Active Thermorgulation facade system is characterized by variation among its components which come together as a layered system to effectively thermoregulate. Such a system was inspired by the thermoregulatory strategies of the leatherback sea turtle, a species which is capable of surviving in both extreme high and low water temperatures. Thus deriving methods of counter current heat exchange, thermal inertia and the retention of metabolic heat which were then translated into a series of components. When used in conjunction with analysis of environmental and programmatic factors a specific placement of such units can be defined and then applied to an existing building condition and effectively and efficiently regulate temperatures within the built environment year round .
Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US