Anthony Bomben

Anthony Bomben

Brooklyn, NY, US


Solar Screen

Using the software program Maya, a parametric screen was designed to maximize passive solar design in a variety of conditions. The first variable of the screen controls the ability to change the aperture of the unit to increase or decrease the quantity of daylight. The second variable of the screen controls the mass and horizontal shading of the unit. This can be set to maximize summer and winter solar angels or to adjust the thermal mass of the system.

After designing the system in the software program a prototype was created using parametric tool paths and forms to allow for production of the system at any interval in its variability. After a series of test prints to determine the tolerances of the system a final prototype was created using a three dimensional printer and a laser cutter.

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Status: Built