Hindwings of insects as concept generator for hingeless foldable shading systems.


Hingeless shading systems inspired by nature are increasingly the focus of architectural research. In contrast to traditional systems, these compliant mechanisms can reduce the amount of maintenance-intensive parts and can easily be adapted to irregular, doubly curved, facade geometries. Previous mechanisms rely merely on the reversible material deformation… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/1748-3190/aa979c