The architectural expression of the façade as well as its energetic behavior can be controlled through individually addressable modules. The tiling pattern of the modules is not confined to a predetermined size or geometry; the panels can be milled and bended in any possible variations. The complexity of the system is generated through its behavior rather than through non-standard components. Even with a simple tiling pattern many potential variations are possible. A suitable support for the envelope can utilize existing structure on the building, or an added structure, e.g. a frame and cable-net solution. The modules can be actuated all together, or in bands, or individually. The Sharks prototype is 3×1 m and contains 24 individually addressable modules.
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