Who Cities and other densely populated areas and their inhabitants
Why Most cities with their high population density are especially challenged by the rising temperatures due to their narrow streets and proximity of buildings. SPF 360 is metaphorically draping a curtain over a whole city to shade the streets just as much as the building facades to create a pleasant temperature.
How With the collected street-dimensions a parametric modelling software can be used to adapt the panels and their textile patterns to these proportions. In a next step the panels can be individually produced through digital manufacturing processes like 3D knitting. The fabric in use has a specifically designed openwork pattern. While the panels can create a very dense shading through their movement on the streets they also compliment their surrounding buildings with an ornamental shadow-play. ‘SPF 360’ should be a shading solution that is manufactured, installed and maintained by the city itself.
Where The panels are installed at the very top of a building directly under the roof, spanning over the street to the next building.