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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.

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“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
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Project Details
Location
Vienna, Austria
Authors
Nikola Znaor
MAIN AUTHOR
Nikola Znaor
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Credit
Patent pending: EP14165178
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 6th prize 2014
Europe
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“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 keep in …