DIRTY CITIES AND A DESIRE TO BE DRY
The problem was managing water in building systems; how to work with it rather than how to quickly get rid of it it. Architects are constantly fighting against water, and are often losing. Knowing that water is an essential element in every biological system, the hydrophiles were confident that in nature they would be able to find countless examples of biologies that were working with water, rather than against it.
Over the course of the last 3.5 months, using a bio-inspired design process that mimicked bird feathers, Minneapolis based Hydrophiles (Hank Butitta & Rob Holley) developed a dynamically variable rain screen system that changes between states of water permeable and water repellent depending on the situations at hand.
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