SPF 360

SPF 360 by Alice Klarwein & Steven Dahlinger

The project envi­sions a col­lec­tive tex­tile shad­ing solu­tion for the streets of Vien­na in view of the chang­ing cli­mate. The vision com­pris­es knit­ted tex­tile pan­els which hang over the streets and move indi­vid­u­al­ly in a wave­like shape, adapt­ing to the sun’s course through­out the day. 

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. 

2000 1333 Angewandte Milano
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