Solar Rejuvenation

James An

  • FA.19
  • Level: graduate
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Program: M.Arch +3
  • Instructor: Scott Uriu

This project is for a new office building enclosed on the south and west facades with a vacuum envelope system. The vacuum envelope is a sealed double-layered curtain wall system with internal solar tracking panels. The vacuum system creates a hyper-insulated envelope, while the solar panels allow for shading of the interior and take advantage of the solar gain of these facades.