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Facade prototype - Auxetic Systems

Type: Academic
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor: Dr. Yun Kyu Yi
Studio: High performance and Responsive architecture

Year: Spring 2018
Site: Champaign, Illinois 


This exercise was about exploring the possible application of auxetic structures as a screening device. The structure retracts or extends based on ambient conditions to maximize its performance.

The movement of the auxetic structure was simulated using grasshopper and daylight analysis was conducted to test performance. Physical prototypes of the facade were built to see real-life performance and test if the design in practically viable.

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