ASF - Adaptive Solar Facade
NEST Hilo EMPA Dübendorf Switzerland
A/S - Architecture & Building Systems
Prof Dr. Arno Schlueter
ITA ETH Zürich
Zoltan Nagy, Johannes Hofer, Bratislav Svetozarevic, Jayathissa Prageeth, Moritz Begle, Gearóid Lydon
The Adaptive Solar Facade (ASF) is a dynamic facade of thin film photovoltaic modules with soft pneumatic actuators for solar tracking and daylight control. This research explores novel methods of building integrated photovoltaics within architectural systems that are energetically productive, but also respond to the desires of building occupants, thereby increasing comfort.
The success of early prototypes has led to invitations for real world implementations. Current work is directed toward the realisation of full scale working prototypes for the NEST project at EMPA, and the House of Natural Resources project at ETH Zurich. Current collaboration on the ASF development includes Flisom A.G., producer of high-efficiency thin film photovoltaics cells.
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Construction Project: NEST HILO Empa Dübendorf Switzerland
-Research Article - Frontiers of Architectural Research
The Adaptive Solar Facade: From concept to prototypes
- Conference Paper
SoRo-Track: A Two-Axis Soft Robotic Platform for Solar Tracking and Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Applications, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016.