A real perspiration, and it is no coincidence that we speak of intelligent skin. Something similar to a “memory” metal mesh, but with additional features suitable for use in the construction field.
“When it's hot, we want the building's skin to open all its pores to absorb the air. When it's cold, however, we want the structure to protect itself. Without using external mechanical devices or electrical devices ", says Maryam Mansoori of Texas A&M University.
Intelligent metallic leather: materials under study
The research team is exploring the use of smart materials such as shape memory alloys and stimulus-sensitive polymers. Several varieties of approaches are also being studied to produce building systems that work in complete synergy with the environment around them.
"At the moment we have many experiments in the pipeline on materials that respond to environmental signals", he claims Zofia Rybkowski, associate professor of construction science at the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. “We are in a very advanced field, which moves at dizzying speed: new materials of this type are being developed on an almost daily basis”.
The intelligent metal skin solution allows a good combination of energy, environmental and aesthetic needs. Imagine the beauty of buildings that literally change with time and atmospheric temperature.
Knowing that the "natural" virtues also correspond to this beauty is a wonderful sensation.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.