High-tech decorative shutters to regulate temperature of buildings


It looks like a modern decorative shutter, but it’s much more than that. Invented by architect Doris Sung, the Invert shutter is made of metal pieces that curl and flip over in the sun, thus regulating how much light and heat can enter a space.

Combining thermobimetal hi-tech and esthetics, these shutters are designed to reduce the emission caused by air conditioning. Sung has conducted her research at the University of Southern California School of Architecture, and she considers¬† thermobimetal a “living” material, not only because it looks and moves like something biological, but because it has “a mind of its own”.

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