TEDx: Metal that breathes / Doris Kim Sung

Biology student turn architect, has dedicated her studies to the infinite possibilities of thermobimetals, smart materials that respond dynamically to temperature change. As tested with DO|SU Studio Architecture’s recent installation “Bloom”, whose surface is completely fabricated with thermobimetal, these smart materials are capable of relieving our dependence on energy-inefficient mechanical systems with their self-shading and self-ventilating properties.

Imagine a building skin capable of maintaining thermal comfort in an environmentally responsible and cost effective way by responsively mimicking the characteristics of human skin.

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "TEDx: Metal that breathes / Doris Kim Sung" 14 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=293386>

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