Dec 18, 2010

Center for Architecture Exhibition in New York

I passed by the Center for Architecture of New York yesterday evening, and if you are around there, it is worth getting inside for a little tour!

I know this exhibition started over a month ago, so this post may look old, but I thought it was interesting to share it anyway

Even if this blog should be focused mainly on Parametric Architecture, I wanted to post this as I found it quite interesting: the current exhibition focuses on innovation in Architecture, integrating ecological features in the façades of the buildings.
The need of innovation in architecture is evident on many sides: if you consider a solar year, buildings consumes the 40% of the energy produced in the year. (the remaining percentage is shared between transport and production of goods...) And this is considering only the consumption for the maintainance, not the actual building phase.

The exhibition concentrate the attentions on the possible innovation in façade systems, that could create energy, insulate better the buildings, and keep them cooler in the hotter periods.
What I found interesting is that in the exhibition there are large scale physical models of moulded façade elements, with construction schemes, and deep technical explanations.

The following video shows one of the main exhibited elements:

Liquid Wall Prototype for Innovate:Integrate Exhibition from arbuckle industries on Vimeo.

The exhibition will be there until Jan 15, free.

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