The queen of heat, the Cactus, makes her own shadow…
This inspired the design of a modular system to create shade on sunny facades and reduce heat stress. The Cactus Element is inspired by… the cactus. All the bumps, ribs and bulges that a cactus has, ensure that they can survive in a warm environment. Shadows are created between the ribs. The cactus is shadowed by its shape and the facade element creates extra shade.
This facade is unique for several reasons. The element is shaped in such a way that it can be transported flat and you can assemble it yourself. In addition, we have investigated the possibilities of working with recyclable material and that is possible. The elements can also re-enter the chain after use.
Schaduwgevels is an initiative by Lady Penelope. For more information about Schaduwgevels check the website: https://www.schaduwgevels.nl/onderzoekschaduwgevels.