The New Solar Architecture

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    Daniel Martín Ferrero
    Mar 30, '12 10:05 PM EST

    My goal is the active skin, whose base element (Solar module) is a flexible material in the process conceptual architectural design and construction.
    Convert solar array to a material with which to compose and build architecture.

    Overall, from photovoltaic laminated glass, I have developed a number of details and construction systems, such as Ventilated Façade, Curtain Wall and Monolayer Structures
    that host the facilities inherent in any PV system and the different architectures that build proposals, with particular interest in the design, effective input method of this technology in the urban scene.

    I try to convey the idea that the generation of clean energy can be part of the beauty of its major consumer, THE CITY.

    Specifically in the photovoltaic industry, until now largely developed by engineers must entry into the industry figure of the architect to develop their integration into the urban scene.

    The complete project:


    HEXAGON. New Solar Skins
    Solar Powered Ev Charging Station
    Solar Powered EV Parking
    The Solar Sculpture


    • peace77

      Not so sure about this....lots of gloss, lots of renderings, lots of videos w epic chorus and screeching howling sounds....but no images of built work?

      As far as I understand it, PV strings need to have all panels in the same orientation to the sun to work. In these models, every panel is at a different angle! Back to the drawing board.....


      Apr 2, 12 1:32 pm

      Wait a minute. The stadium has north facing panels? Oh dear.


      Apr 2, 12 1:36 pm

      What orientation have  the leaves of a tree?

      That is the goal.

      Apr 2, 12 5:21 pm

      Which tree? Different trees grow differently? For example, the orientation of many trees is via a fibonacci sequence, which is nothing like what is being shown here. More importantly, a tree is not a stadium. A tree gets its form from fulfilling numerous functions that a stadium doesnt have, and vice versa.<br />

      But the biggest problem remains: the panels oriented each at all different directions will create all different currents and wont work. My recommendation is that you maybe intern with a professional PV installer, learn how even your most basic boring rectangular panels are installed, and then you will learn which rules can be bent and which ones can not. In the end, I think you'll find that this industry is driven by true applicability and $/watt, not cool fonts and ambiguous un-resolved reference to trees. Sorry to be so harsh there, but as a practicing architect with PV experience, I find this kind of pseudo-design very frustrating, and I think you need the critique anyway.

      Apr 3, 12 11:29 am

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