Sun Activated Shades [Gif]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 2 years ago Misc



Heres the thing about the sun: It changes position in the sky. So, why, oh why, do we use static objects blinds to shade ourselves from it?

Thats the question architecture student Tyler Short asked himself before coming up with a solution: Create a system of blinds that rotate not just side to side, but also swing up and down.

Shortexplainshis revolutionary concept thusly:

Our solution was a series of vertical shading louvers that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection, and when the sun reaches an altitude, in which vertical louvers would be ineffective, completely rotate upwards to act as a horizontal shading element and light shelf.

The result is a mesmerizing ballet of shading that wed like to see adorn all sun-kissed facades. Possible? Absolutely. The designer says all the mechanical components and gear ratios have been fully resolved. Your move, blind manufacturers.






Vertical shading louvers that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection.
There are 4 comments:
Male 2,030
Terrible. Maybe I don`t want my blinds flung open at that time. I can open and close them myself, thanks. Ever hear of naps and faps?
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Male 729
That many solar panels would power two alarm clocks and, maybe, a houseplant. Not sure it would be worth the massive cost hike. It damn sure wouldn`t power itself.
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Male 4,431
Excellent! And, if the technology allows for it, it`d be wonderful if they could be used to produce solar electricity or at least capture heat for warming water, etc. Very nice! :-)
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Male 2,729
Link: Sun Activated Shades [Gif] [Rate Link] - Vertical shading louvers that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection.
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