The following ongoing research corresponds to an internal fund of the Universidad de Santiago of Chile to promote exploratory research and prototype development. This project is carried with Rodrigo Martin and Diego Moya.
The main objective of this project is to develop a responsive façade, capable of modifying its configuration according to external climatic conditions, in order to optimize the thermic and lighting comfort indoor.
The process begins with the identification of the morphologic characteristics of a responsive façade. Then, we will design, build and test the prototype. We will also design, calibrate and operate the façade through an optimization algorithm (genetic, neural network and swarm of particles). Finally, we will evaluate the results of the optimization.
Currently we are already calibrating the façade. The final design is composed by two rows of stripes that can be twisted through axes actioned by servomotors. By twisting, the façade is able to control lighting that is being measured by sensors connected to the computer. This input is processed to return the actioning of the servo motors that control the façade.