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Solar Awning by XDESIGN, Reduced Solar Heat Gain Though Windows

December 20, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Other

The Solar awning provides a positionable solar array, easy accessed to set at the otimal angle seasonally. An additional performance benefit is the reduced solar heat gain though windows.
The solar awning strategy does not hide the solar cells on existing surfaces, but produces a highly visible feature that signals the internal systems externally. Internally the feature exploits the shading effects of the solar awning, patterning the interior surfaces and displaying the external conditions. [ XDESIGN ]

Green Light from TOKEN, Improving Indoor Aair-Quality

December 14, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Lighting Design

TOKEN was approached by XDESIGN to develop and prototype a marketable product that represents specific educational and environmental goals through an augmented light fixture.

Below is a detailed excerpt from XDESIGN:
The GreenLight is a prescription product developed for the XDESIGN Environmental Health Clinic. The light is prescribed for Inpatients interested in changing their relationship to energy systems; improving indoor air-quality and developing experience with closed and coupled systems design–the chief strategies for improved environmental performance.
This lighting product diffuses light by coupling to photosynthetic processes. Planting strategies can be specified to address particular indoor air quality issues including VOC, benzene and formaldehyde removal.
The GreenLight was presented at Next Fest in LA.


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