Diurnal Envelope – Methods Collector

This high-performance / low-tech design develops an ongoing interest (begun in 1998) in using passive off-the-shelf components to activate individual architectural apertures or entire enclosures for environmental control. In this case, taking readily available greenhouse window/vent auto-openers which use pistons (filled with a temperature sensitive wax) that expand and contract to create mechanical movement and using them to actuate dynamic facade/surface ventilation.

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