A pneumatic facade-system. By Maya Jordan
FLARE is a pneumatic building facade system, manufactured by WHITEvoid. The system consists of metal flake bodies. An infinite array of flakes can be mounted on any building or wall surface in a modular system. Each metal flake reflects the bright sky or sunlight when in vertical standby position. When the flake is tilted downwards by a computer controlled pneumatic piston, its face is shaded from the skylight and this way appears as a dark pixel. Sensor systems inside and outside the building communicate the buildings activity directly to the FLARE system that acts as the buildings lateral line. FLARE turns the building facade into a penetrable membrane, breaking with all conventions of the building surface as a static skin.