Reconfigurable Terracotta Facades

This study, completed by an interdisciplinary team from the University of Buffalo and Alfred University explores a thermal mass application using terracotta blocks that can be reconfigured for different seasons. A self-supporting shading structure outside of a glazed enclosure during the summer can be reconfigured into a thermal mass inside of the enclosure during the colder months.

This is the personal opinion of Jin Young Song · Dan Vrana · Jonathan Hopp · Shawn Murrey · Jiatao Wu · Jongmin Shim and does not reflect the views of Facade Tectonics Institute.


Jin Young Song

Professor

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Dan Vrana

Jonathan Hopp

Shawn Murrey

Jiatao Wu

Jongmin Shim

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