LafargeHolcim Foundation International Examples of Sustainable Construction
»
Next Project

PROJECT SUMMARY

Air-Shade

Responsive sustainable shading system

Cooling as a process is one of the biggest energy consumers in the building sector globally. Air-shade addresses this problem by proposing a shading system that is sensitive to solar exposure and powered by air – with no need of any external energy source.

It can vary in scale, size, material, and form: the proposed device is therefore applicable to a broad variety of buildings, constructions, façades, roofs, windows, etc.

Project Timeline

Expand all Collapse all
 
Dancing on air
 
Transferring a low-technology artifact to create a high-technology apparatus
 
“Sustainability? Play with the structure” - Nikola Znaor
 
“Next Generation” prize to a responsive sustainable shading system
 
“An ingenious approach to problem solving” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 Europe
Next Project
Applied Research and Development Facility
Applied Research and Development Facility

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Seed building of sustainable construction
Seed building of sustainable construction

São Paulo, Brazil

Tsoga Environmental Center and Local Sustainability Catalyst
Tsoga Environmental Center and Local Sustainability Catalyst

Cape Town, South Africa

Rehabilitation, Preserving and Development
Rehabilitation, Preserving and Development

El Quseir, Egypt

Waterpower – Renewal Strategy for the Mulini Valley
Waterpower – Renewal Strategy for the Mulini Valley

Amalfi, Italy

Environmental Education Center in the Woods
Environmental Education Center in the Woods

Venice, Italy

Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts
Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts

Scilla, Italy

River remediation and urban development scheme
River remediation and urban development scheme

Fez, Morocco

Office building with green hypercore
Office building with green hypercore

Milan, Italy

Ecological river remediation park
Ecological river remediation park

Morelia, Mexico

Project Details
Location
Vienna, Austria
Authors
Nikola Znaor
MAIN AUTHOR
Nikola Znaor
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Credit
Patent pending: EP14165178 “Responsive shading system sensitive to solar exposure powered by air”
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 6th prize 2014
Europe
RELATED INFORMATION
VIDEO
“Sustainability? Play with the structure”
“Sustainability? Play with the structure”

Nikola Znaor believes that sustainable construction needs to consider ecological, economic and social aspects and also …