Solar Shell

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
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PV INTEGRATED CERAMIC FACADE:
ARCHITECTURE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE


Increasing temperatures, droughts and poor air quality are hazardous aspects of climate change that are continually increasing energy consumption requirements, especially in dense urban areas like Downtown Los Angeles. This project seeks to reduce energy consumption in a sustainable way through ceramic components that incorporate photovoltaic solar energy, shading and thermal protection.
1.5°C explored this topic by investigating the potential of design, technology, and new materiality in Architecture as a means of aiding the global fight against environmental warming and accelerating climate change. This course evaluated design at the confluence of sustainable materials (ceramic, low-carbon, etc) and robotics with emphasis on emerging fabrication techniques, synthetic ecology, and net zero Architecture.

Course:
Advanced Robotic Fabrication 2022 | 1.5C: Architecture Against Climate Change
The Southern California Institute of Architecture

Instructors:
Garrett Sutherlin Santo & Herwig Baumgartner
TA: Kait Cartmell

Students:
Casper Clausen, Yufei Guo, Liwei Guo, Kai Johnson, David Kim, Caylee Sacks
 
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