‘Cellular Morphology Façade’ is a building skin system that can adapt to multiple climatic contexts and building conditions. The façade is currently in proposal stage and a large scale prototype of the same was exhibited at Alliance Francaise de Delhi as a part of ‘20 under 35’ Exhibition in February 2015. To demonstrate the environmental potentials of the façade system, rat[LAB] has made a demonstration on an existing high-rise in New Delhi – Gopal Das Bhawan located in Connaught Place. Since the convex shaped frontal of building faces south-west, it receives a major component of its light and heat (solar gain) from this part of the façade.
CMF System (Cellular Morphology Façade) is digitally retrofitted on S-W façade of the tower and consists of multiple unique components of hexagon topology. The hexa-grid system is controlled through an algorithm that alters its density and attraction during the concept design stage. Six prominent functional zones are speculated as attractor points on the façade that become the first parameter of control and Solar insolation analysis on existing S-W façade becomes the second guiding parameter. Local angular variations are introduced that can redistribute the sunlight in a differentiated manner on the building envelope. This can potentially change the way building is heated up and gets daylight in the interior spaces.
Architects: rat[LAB], New Delhi
Design & Computation - Sushant Verma
Assembly - Apoorva Soni, Mohan Nath, Anand Gawali, Abhishek Singh, Swati Gautam
Visualization- Marco Danesi, Alessandra Peroni
The product was published in the February 2017 issue of SURFACES REPORTER.
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