Independent practice that works
with spaces and artifacts, ideas and significance.
Our activity covers interiors, architecture, research and design consulting.
Skin is a system of photovoltaic solar cells of various sizes and colors, built
by matching glass sheets and Sphelar technology.
making of the panels takes advantage from a new type of spherical solar cells
that capture the light from all directions. This technology known as the
Sphelar (Spherical Solar Cell), is patented by the Japanese Kyosemi
Corporation. The process consists in precipitating drops of molten silicon on a
color of glass is photostable and opens new
possibilities for cladding buildings. The final effect is that of a stained
glass panel with micro iridescent spheres inside to be installed as a second
skin with metal brackets derived from ventilated facades systems. The structures
are invisible because hidden the panels themselves.
project was awarded in the competition "Designers Show", organized in
2010 by the Chamber of Commerce of Monza and Brianza at the Autodromo di Monza.
client: Camera di Commercio di Monza e Brianza
project by: Alessandro Villa, Sonia Maritan
project assistant: Laura Persiani