A homeostatic facade system responds to the intensity of the sun. It controls solar heat gain, improves occupancy comfort, and provides for a more efficient building design. Flowers and leave perform many of the same functions. By studying the motion of the Jimson Weed, and using the patterns of Miura Ori Origami, a panel system could be designed that unwinds to respond to solar conditions. It could easily be connected to an automated system allowing for greater control and increased dynamic motion. The benefit of this system over other homeostatic facade systems lies in its ability to be actuated
either by hand or by electronic means. It is the perfect accent to a building facade and creates an interesting detail on what is often an overlooked building element.
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