HiLo at NEST

HiLo at NEST

Further energy is generated by the adaptive solar envelope; movable, modular elements employing soft pneumatic actuators. They provide shading and control the transparency of the fa├žade. The elements rotate, as they respond to changes in the outside environment and demands of the interior through sensor and occupant input. (Image Copyright EMPA, Gramazio & Kohler, 2013)